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Education is the most important building block in a child's future. That is why at Chesterfield Day School we ensure that every member of our community advances our mission to provide personalized education of unparalleled excellence to children of diverse backgrounds. The faculty, administration, and staff model a love of learning and community to our students and families and promote a culture of excellence and service. As one of the best independent schools in Chesterfield, MO, it is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status.

Thank you for your interest in employment at Chesterfield Day School.

Chesterfield Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, or national origin.


Available Positions



Director of Admissions

Chesterfield Day School offers an exceptional personalized learning environment for children 18 months-6th grade. Our students routinely graduate and gain entry to top tier secondary schools and universities after their time at CDS.

We seek a new Director of Admissions to lead our effort to grow our school and enhance our vision: Through meaningful work, Chesterfield Day School students develop fundamental skills, think creatively and critically, identify and solve complex problems of the world, express themselves to the community, and grow in character.

The ideal candidate will join our strong administrative team as Director of Admissions. Working with a committed group of faculty, administrators and staff including the Head of School, Director of Academics and Student Services, Director of Communications and Marketing and Director of Finance and Administration, our new Director of Admissions will lead the effort to attract and retain students and their families into our vibrant educational community.

Chesterfield Day School has strong commitment and history of developing fundamental academic skills while also enhancing and enriching our curriculum by creating educational opportunities for students not found elsewhere in St. Louis (e.g.: Montessori in our early grades developing into an upper elementary program featuring Inquiry Based Learning, Design Thinking, Web 2.0 Tools, Project Based Learning, a MakerSpace, and more).

The ideal candidate will:


• Be flexible, visionary and hard-working
• Have a deep interest in education and a philosophical alignment with our mission and vision
• Have strong communication skills that will be used with parents, children and co-workers
• Enjoy being around children ages 18 months-6th grade
• Exhibit a passion for developing, implementing and improving our admissions pipeline and enrollment management program

• Possess strong relationship building and follow-up ability
• Have a recruiting, inside or outside sales or related background, admissions experience, a desire for meaningful work, and a drive to succeed

Chesterfield Day School offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including tuition remission up to 65% for qualified students.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the attention to Rachana Creeth, Director of Finance and Administration at adminjobs@chesterfielddayschool.org

Upper Elementary Science Teacher

Chesterfield Day School seeks an educator to join the faculty for the 2015-2016 school year as a full-time upper elementary teacher.

Chesterfield Day School offers an exceptional personalized learning environment in support of our vision: Through meaningful work, Chesterfield Day School students develop fundamental skills, think creatively and critically, identify and solve complex problems of the world, express themselves to the community, and grow in character.

Our engaging and rigorous approach to preparing students is implemented by a collaborative team of subject area specialist teachers in the upper grades. CDS offers a student-teacher ratio of no more than 12:1 in order to allow the faculty to be truly personalized in their approach.

We seek an energetic and intelligent science teacher with a sound understanding of best practices in the teaching and working with this age group of children. This position is designed for a teacher who values curriculum design and implementing a personalized and engaging curriculum. Working with a team of teachers and our Director of Academics and Student Services, this teacher will design his/her classroom environment and program to create a program that allows for creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. The program will be authentic and meaningful and build character in our students.

Chesterfield Day School has strong commitment to fundamental academic skills while also enhancing and enriching our curriculum. We create opportunities for students not found elsewhere (e.g.: Inquiry Based Learning, Passion Driven Education, Design Thinking, MakerSpace, Web 2.0 Tools, Project Based Learning, Service Learning, LEGO Robotics, STEM or STEAM approaches, and more).

Specific responsibilities associated with this position include:

Delivering a personalized learning experience

Designing innovative, dynamic science units (interdisciplinary, multi-age, inquiry based).

Participating in the design and execution of our annual overnight Outdoor Education experience for 4th, 5th and 6th Grades in the fall

Directing students through an advisory course to develop character, teamwork, and other life skills

The ideal candidate will:

Enjoy spending time with 10-12 year olds

Be flexible, visionary and hard-working

Have a deep interest in science and a vision for how the subject matter can be taught to develop critical thinking and analytic reasoning along with fundamental skill mastery

Have strong communication skills with parents and children

Demonstrate understanding of the educational and social development of children in this age-group

Exhibit a passion for developing, implementing and improving curricula that is informed by best practice and experience

Understand and embrace the role of "customer service" in an independent school

Have knowledge or experience working with LEGO Robotics.

Have interest in the Maker movement and partnering with or leading our MakerSpace.

Chesterfield Day School offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including tuition remission up to 65% for qualified students and a long commitment in the budget to ongoing professional development for our faculty.

To Apply:


Send cover letter and resume with references to teaching@chesterfielddayschool.org Please use the following subject line "Science Teacher" and address all communications to Jeff Horwitz, Director of Academics and Student Services by March 16th.

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