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

This position instructs children in Lower and Middle School. The ideal candidate will have a strong background teaching physical education and health to elementary- and middle school-aged students.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates a joy for learning and teaching.
  • Prepares a daily, well-planned environment with appropriate, meaningful, activities that stimulate children’s involvement and learning.
  • Implements the current curriculum which promotes grade-level standards in physical education.
  • Establishes and implements expectations for student safety and conduct; and procedures and routines, consistent with School policies.
  • Instructs students on the basic techniques needed to play team sports and other recreational activities.
  • Models and teaches the importance of living a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity.
  • Evaluates student performance and provides feedback aimed at empowering students to improve their performance.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with the teaching team to ensure consistency within the program.
  • Maintains a safe and engaging learning environment.
  • Participates in and contributes to an adult learning community by engaging in meetings, discussions, and professional development.
  • Completes administrative tasks and coverage duties as assigned (student supervision, attendance, reporting, documenting curriculum, etc.)
  • Coaches in either the Middle or the Upper School.
  • Participates in recommended in-service and seeks out opportunities for professional growth.
  • Other Duties as assigned by PE Department Chair, Athletic Director and/or Head of Lower School.



  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three to five years of teaching experience at the lower school level preferred.
  • Experience teaching physical education, preferably in an independent school setting.
  • Have a deep understanding of the physical development of children.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults.
  • Strong communication skills, including experience in writing student comments and other school-related documents.
  • 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.


Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Turn, bend, reach, and climb.
  • This position works in a variety of settings including classrooms and outdoors.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Application Procedure

Interested candidates, please email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact

information for three references.

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Education Level

4- Year Degree