Teaching at Princeton Day School
At Princeton Day School, the pursuit of excellence is a cooperative process nurtured by an outstanding faculty. Our experienced teachers believe in creating a classroom atmosphere where the learning process is valued. At PDS, the classroom extends beyond the walls of the school house and is equally regarded on the fields, courts, ice, and stage. The world-class faculty believes strongly in professional growth and development, and teachers routinely receive in-service training, participate in conferences, attend graduate courses, and travel for enrichment opportunities—all fully supported by the school.


We are always interested in meeting outstanding teachers who are looking to teach in a supportive community of learners. Professionals with a Master’s Degree and several years of teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Princeton Day School values the contributions of teachers who:

  • Demonstrate excellence in the classroom
  • Understand the powerful influence of technology on students’ lives
  • Enjoy connecting with students outside the classroom through: advising, coaching, attending games and concerts, chaperoning events, sponsoring activities
  • Have a sense of humor and like to laugh
  • Are strongly committed to their students and colleagues

Princeton Day School actively seeks students, families, and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. EOE.

Employment Opportunities

As of July 2015, the following positions are available:

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Head of School
Lower School Classroom Assistant - Leave Replacement
Coach -Varsity Field Hockey Head Coac
Part-Time School Nurse
Administrative Technology Support Specialist
Part-Time Security



Lower School Part-Time Science Teacher




Princeton Day School has an opening for a 12-month, full-time, staff member to provide administrative support to the Associate Head of School.  The successful candidate will have experience working in an office setting and will be responsible to provide all administrative support to the Associate Head of School.   Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Keeping the Associate Head informed of need-to-know information
•Acting as liaison between the Associate Head of School and faculty/staff/administrators and all other constituencies, when necessary
•Screening phone calls
•Overseeing the Associate Head’s calendar as well as keeping email contact lists current on PDSnet
•Setting up meetings and ordering refreshments, when appropriate
•Organizing incoming mail and making sure that important information is immediately brought to the Associate Head’s attention
•Preparing and submitting the Associate Head of School’s bi-weekly expense report
•Serving on committees, when needed
•Providing support for general administration, when needed
•Other duties as assigned/needed
In addition, a candidate will have the ability to work on multiple assignments with varying deadlines, to communicate effectively – both in written and oral formats - and to respond and follow through on all assignments and responsibilities in a timely manner.  The successful candidate will have proficiency in word processing, EXCEL and email.  The candidate should also possess a sense of humor, flexibility, energy, collegiality, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work effectively with a team.  Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at: mroach@pds.org.

Princeton Day School is seeking a full-time Pre-Kindergarten Classroom Assistant for September through mid-January as a leave replacement. Candidates should have knowledge of the general concepts of early childhood growth and development.  Under general supervision of the Lower School Head and the specific supervision of the classroom teacher, this position would be responsible for supporting academic instruction, social development and provide assistance for the classroom teacher in the implementation of the educational program.  Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

PDS is seeking an experienced head coach for the girls’ varsity field hockey team.  Coaching season runs from August 24 through November 1. Season commitment is from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Monday through Friday with occasional weekends.   Candidate should have coaching experience (preferably at the varsity level) , extensive knowledge of the sport, the ability to set goals and motivate, ability to develop individuals and teams, ability to assemble and direct coaching staff, be energetic, highly organized and have effective communication and program management skills.  Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.


Princeton Day School has an opening for a part-time, experienced school nurse to join the Health Office during the after school program, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The successful candidate will be a licensed, registered nurse and possess CPR certification.  The candidate should also possess excellent communication skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, energy, collegiality, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work effectively with a team. Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Human Resources Manager, at mroach@pds.org

Princeton Day School seeks a service-oriented full-time Technology Support Specialist to focus on supporting administrative offices.  Some areas of responsibility will include, but not be limited to, technical support, project management, product/vendor selection, database administration. The Support Specialist will be an integral part of the IT team as well as partnering with internal clients, therefore interpersonal skills are critical.

Qualifications include (but not limited to):·
  -  Excellent customer service skills.·
  -  Experience supporting computers and software.  
  -  Experience with administrative/business information systems and databases preferred.·
  -  Interest in managing projects and working with internal clients to identify and implement new systems (including cloud-based technologies).·
  -  Strong organization, communication and documentation skills.·
  -  Associate or Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant technical certifications preferred.

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The successful candidate will also possess a sense of humor, flexibility, energy, collegiality, patience, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work effectively with a team. Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

Princeton Day School seeks an employee for 12 month opportunity – nights, weekends, holiday hours are available.  Responsibilities include performing security tours, traffic, monitor activities of visitors/staff/renters, and serve as an emergency responder.  Valid driver’s license and background check required.   Retired law enforcement candidates preferred.  Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Human Resources Manager, at mroach@pds.org.  



An Equal Opportunity Employer, Princeton Day School seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds who bring with them significant experience and responsibility and who wish to use their talents and skills on behalf of an outstanding student body, in a vigorous, vital school community. Salary, benefits, and opportunities for professional development are generous.





Princeton Day School seeks an experienced teacher to teach science to Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Qualified candidates will have a specialization in early childhood or elementary teaching and learning with theoretical understanding and classroom experience in applying developmentally appropriate practices, have knowledge of effective teaching strategies and experience in organizing, implementing, and maintaining an effective, collaborative instructional program.  Responsibilities include preparing and delivering age appropriate science curricula; understanding and applying the principles of differentiation; collaborating with grade level colleagues, LRC and other support personnel to develop and implement plans to ensure academic success for each student; create meaningful learning experiences that help all students understand the subject matter based on their abilities, attitudes, effort, and achievement in a heterogeneous classroom environment; regularly communicate with parents to provide and explain information regarding students’ social, academic, and behavioral progress; participate in school-wide, divisional, and grade level meetings; evaluate and report on student performance on classroom work that includes lab activities; remain current on classroom uses of technology and scientific discoveries; and co-coordinate school science fair. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org


Required Materials: Princeton Day School requires of all employment applicants (1) a resume and (2) a cover letter that helps us understand more about you and your interest in our school. If you have a personal statement or copies of reference letters, we welcome these, as well.

Submitting Your Materials: Please submit your materials via email to the designated recipient. Those without internet access may mail their employment materials to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of  Human Resources.
We do not guarantee return of submitted materials.

No phone calls, please. We acknowledge receipt of online applications within 2 business days and mailed applications within two weeks. When we fill an open position, we remove the listing from this employment page. Thank you for respecting our No Calls policy.

Princeton Day School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for service in the Armed Forces, or any other protected status as defined by federal, state, or local law.

If you have questions, please email Marybeth Roach. We appreciate your interest in Princeton Day School.

“Princeton Day School has been my home for many years. As a student, I was inspired by the teachers in the Upper School. These professionals encouraged me to be at my best in the classroom and on the basketball courts. PDS saw my love for children and encouraged me through professional development both within and outside of the school. Today, I am honored to be teaching some of our youngest students, as well as developing my love for basketball by coaching our Varsity boys team. Teaching second grade and coaching high school all under the same roof has been an incredibly rewarding experience.”

--Paris McLean ’00
Lower School Teacher



“I believe in the collaboration of students and teachers, who develop shared questions in a lively exchange that deepens understanding and builds community. We inspire each other to become more engaged readers and writers in a classroom environment that is as productive as it is lively. PDS continually encourages and supports me to create this type of classroom.”

--Bette Solloway
Middle School English Department Chair
25 years at PDS

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