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 October 2015, the following positions are available:

Part-Time After School Assistants
Part-Time Security
COACH - MS Girls Basketball
COACH - Assiatant Girls Varsity Basketball



Substitute Teachers




Princeton Day School seeks Part-Time Assistants for the After School Program. Under general supervision of the Director of After-School Programs, the Assistant’s primary responsibility is ensuring a safe and orderly environment for after school care. 

Working days/hours:
Position 1: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Position 2: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Experience in working with children ages 4 – 11 years. General duties include: providing assistance to the Director of After School Programs in the implementation of the after school care including effective management of large groups, small groups, and individual children both indoors and out-of-doors.  Ability to work independently, understand and carry out oral and written directions and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, students, and parents.  Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter 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.  

Princeton Day School is seeking an head coach for the Middle School Girls’ Basketball team.  Coaching season runs from November  through February.   Practice is held from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with games scheduled during the week. Experienced candidates should possess knowledge of the sport, and effective communication skills as well as be highly organized, reliable, flexible and energetic; have the ability to plan and run practices; have a positive attitude and the ability to work as a team.  Applicants should submit resume and cover letter via email to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org 

Princeton Day School is seeking an assistant coach for the girls’ varsity basketball team.  Coaching season runs from November through February with an estimated time commitment of 20 hours/week – 2 hours per day Monday through Friday between 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with occasional Saturdays.  Candidate should be an experienced coach with strong fundamental knowledge of the sport, ability to teach skills and build a team  as well as effective communication, organizational and computer skills.  Candidate should also be personable, flexible and possess a strong work ethic.  Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, 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 substitute teachers for all grade levels and subject areas.  A substitute teacher is responsible for providing instruction, managing the classroom environment, and promoting student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.  Substitute teachers must implement teacher lesson plans, assign student class work and homework, maintain classroom control and discipline. Substitutes must have teaching capabilities and able to follow oral and written directions.  Bachelor’s Degree required.   Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and three 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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