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“Our community is the warmest, most inclusive community I’ve ever worked with. The kids at CDS are smart, kind, helpful, and fun to be around. That doesn’t happen by accident. CDS is a school unlike any other. I love coming to work each day.”
Jeff Horwitz, Associate Head of School


Education is the most important building block in a child's future. That is why at CDS we ensure that every member of our community advances our mission to provide personalized education of unparalleled excellence to children of diverse backgrounds. Our 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 the area, 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 CDS.

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

Montessori Preschool Teacher

Chesterfield Day School (CDS) seeks an educator to join the faculty for the 2017-2018 school year as a Montessori trained (0-3 or 3-6) teacher in either our Toddler or Preschool classrooms.

CDS 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 four preschool teachers and two assistant teachers. CDS offers a student-teacher ratio of no more than 8:1 in order to allow the faculty to be truly personalized in their approach.

We seek an energetic and intelligent preschool 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. The program will be authentic and meaningful and build character in our students. The ideal candidate will be Montessori trained and certified.

CDS achieves a personalized education in our early childhood curriculum by using the Montessori approach to education.

Specific responsibilities associated with this position include:

  • Delivering a personalized learning experience

The ideal candidate will:

  • Enjoy spending time with 18 months -5 year olds
  • Be flexible, visionary and hard-working
  • Have a deep interest in math and science
  • Is adept at technology
  • Happy to get his/her hands dirty both literally and metaphorically
  • 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

    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 “Montessori Teacher” and address all communications to Jeff Horwitz, Associate Head of School.

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