Charles River School is a unique, inclusive independent PreK-8 school that nurtures each student by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

The faculty and staff at Charles River School are exceptionally talented, diverse, active individuals concerned with the development and education of children. The school community's culture and customs are rich and steeped in tradition, and also dynamic and inclusive. 

Charles River School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, personnel policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs and athletic and other school administered programs. It is the policy of Charles River School to admit students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin.

Available Positions

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  • 7th/8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

    We are seeking an experienced middle school social studies educator to teach 7th and 8th grade social studies and be a member of the 7/8 teaching team. The theme of 7th and 8th grade social studies at CRS is Perspectives on Justice; the two-year course prepares students to think, listen, write, and speak critically on justice issues of historical and current importance. The curriculum examines selected events in American and world history as well as topical issues like political campaigns, marketing, and education.
     
    Responsibilities Include:
    • Planning and teaching two sections each of 7th and 8th grade social studies
    • Incorporating an extensive reseach project in both 7th and 8th grade that includes written and presentation components
    • Setting clear, well-paced learning objectives and providing regular feedback to students regarding their progress
    • Collaborating with other 7/8 teachers (especially English) to coordinate curriculum themes/strands
    • Acting as an advisor to approximately 4-6 students in grades 7 and 8
    • Communicating with parents about curriculum and student progress
    • Brainstorming ideas for and teaching middle school Elective classes 
    • Working collaboratively with the 7/8 team to plan and implement Growth Education curriculum, to organize field trips and social events, to supervise activities/clubs, and to share information about students
    Essential Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
    • Enthusiasm for working with middle school students
    • Commitment to the CRS middle school belief in active engagement with the school community and the world beyond us
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
    • Excellent classroom management, including communicating and maintaining course expectations and behavioral boundaries
    • Attention to detail and impeccable follow-through
    • Demonstrated understanding and implementation of current educational technology
    Charles River School actively seeks candidates who represent diversity.  Interested individuals should send a resume and letter of interest to Associate Head of School Elizabeth Clayton (eclayton@charlesriverschool.org).
  • 7th/8th Math Teacher

    We are seeking an experienced middle school math educator to teach 7th and 8th grade math and be a member of the 7/8 teaching team. The successful candidate will be one who brings a problem-solving approach to instruction and also ensures that mathematical skills are mastered in a safe classroom climate that fosters a thoughtful give and take of ideas and comfort with taking risks.
     
    Responsibilities Include:
    • Planning and teaching two sections each of 7th and 8th grade math
    • Differentiating when necessary to provide support and/or the opportuntiy to accelerate when appropriate
    • Setting clear, well-paced learning objectives and providing regular feedback to students regarding their progress
    • Continuing the middle school Mathcounts program
    • Acting as an advisor to approximately 4-6 students in grades 7 and 8
    • Communicating with parents about curriculum and student progress
    • Brainstorming ideas for and teaching middle school Elective classes 
    • Working collaboratively with the 7/8 team to plan and implement Growth Education curriculum, to organize field trips and social events, and to share information about students
    Essential Skills:
    • Demonstrated mastery of middle school math content and ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner
    • Facility with non-routine problem solving
    • Excellent classroom management, including communicating and maintaining course expectations and behavioral boundaries
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
    • Enthusiasm for working with middle school students
    • Commitment to the CRS middle school belief in active engagement with the school community and the world beyond us
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Attention to detail and impeccable follow-through
    • Demonstrated understanding and implementation of current educational technology
    Charles River School actively seeks candidates who represent diversity.  Interested individuals should send a resume and letter of interest to Associate Head of School Elizabeth Clayton (eclayton@charlesriverschool.org).
  • PreK/K Co-Teacher

    We are seeking an energetic, creative early childhood educator to co-teach a combined PreKindergarten/Kindergarten class. The PreK/K classroom environment at CRS is Reggio-inspired and constructivist at its core. The successful candidate will work with a co-teacher to plan and implement a thematic curriculum that honors children’s developmental pace and includes language arts, math, science, and social-emotional skills.
     
    Additional Responsibilities:
    • Providing support to students in social, emotional, and academic areas
    • Communicating with parents about classroom events and student progress
    • Working collaboratively with early childhood teachers (PreK-2) to plan and implement curriculum and to share information about students
    • Participating as a full member of the CRS faculty (e.g., participating in recess and carpool duties, attending weekly meetings, serving on a faculty committee, etc.)
    Essential Skills:
    • Deep knowledge of child development
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
    • Attention to detail and impeccable follow-through
    • A well-developed sense of humor and a proactive nature
    Charles River School actively seeks candidates who represent diversity.  Interested individuals should send a resume and letter of interest to Associate Head of School Elizabeth Clayton (eclayton@charlesriverschool.org).
  • School Counselor

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Offer expert consultation, direction, and support to faculty, staff, and families about children’s social-emotional growth and well-being
    • Attend RULER training and assist in implementation of the RULER social emotional curriculum
    • Meet weekly with Learning Specialists to follow student progress and plan support; provide consultation to Administrative Team as needed about students
    • Educate faculty and parents through short presentations and written pieces about current research and practice related to mental health and wellness in students
    • Provide occasional testing to better understand a child’s progress or needs
    • Lead psychoeducational and social groups with students as needed
    • Develop and deliver middle school Growth Education curriculum on topics such as substance use, social media, human sexuality, and emotion regulation
    • Evaluate students in crisis or at-risk and work with the Administrative Team to determine an appropriate intervention plan for students struggling with clinically significant mental health issues
    • Manage relationships with outside mental health providers
    • Foster a strong partnership between families and the school
    Qualifications:
    • Masters in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or equivalent degree
    • Experience with elementary and middle school student populations
    • Experience with families and an understanding of family systems
    • Professional licensure
    • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and knowledge of best practices in anti-bias and multicultural education
    • At least three years of experience working with children and families in a school setting preferred
     
    Please send cover letter and resume to counselor@charlesriverschool.org and put “School Counselor” in the subject line. More information about the school can be found at www.charlesriverschool.org.
  • Substitute Teachers

    CRS is seeking qualified candidates for occasional substitute teaching in all grades and subjects, with the greatest need being in Early Childhood classrooms and specialists classes like art and music. Significant classroom teaching experience is required. Interested individuals should send a resume to our Associate Head of School, Elizabeth Clayton.

    Elizabeth Clayton
    6 Old Meadow Rd.
    P.O. Box 339
    Dover, MA 02030
    eclayton@charlesriverschool.org

    Charles River School actively seeks candidates who represent diversity.