About Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) is an independent school offering a rigorous college preparatory program that delivers an unparalleled academic experience.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

A Lower School Assistant Teacher supports the Head of Lower School, faculty, and students to ensure that we

are living our mission and values on a daily basis through the following:

Essential Functions:

Student Instruction:

  • At the direction of the homeroom teacher, teaches or assists with academic and social skills.
  • Prepares materials and classroom environment as directed by the lead teacher.
  • Assists with and participates in all classroom activities including but not limited to arrival, dismissal, snack and mealtimes, recess, and choice time.
  • Supports rules of conduct and creates a warm and welcoming learning environment.
  • Maintains order in the classroom and throughout common areas of the campus, including the playground.
  • May counsel pupils when adjustment and academic problems arise.
  • Discusses pupils’ academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with the lead classroom teacher and may participate in parent conferences.
  • Assists with classroom record-keeping and home communication.
  • Collaborates with the classroom teacher and all departments and offices as required or requested.
  • Assists with the integration of technology in student learning experiences.
  • Assists with the administration of appropriate assessments and records results.

Professional Conduct:

  • Builds and maintains collaborative working relationships with colleagues and administration.
  • Contributes positively to the culture of the division.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to professional growth.

III. Any Other Duties Assigned by Head of Lower School


  • At minimum, a bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood education, or the equivalent.
  • At least two years of experience working with young children.
  • Excellent communication, both oral and written.
  • Comfortable with a team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious, and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of cultural competency skills and enthusiasm for issues of diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism.
  • Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.
  • Ability to exercise control and maintain classroom discipline.
  • Proficient with GSuite.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Regularly use close and distance vision.
  • Able to move around a classroom and other school environments.

Application Procedures

Interested candidates, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, statement of education philosophy, and contact information for three references to careers@sch.org.

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Education Level

4- Year Degree