Germantown Friends School is seeking experienced, energetic, creative, and motivated early childhood educators for positions in the Early Childhood Program, Center City Campus, for the 2018-19 year. We expect teachers to support the mission of our school, including its commitment to diversity and multi-culturalism. Germantown Friends School applicants should have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. In addition to contributing to a warm, dynamic learning environment for the children, responsibilities include planning classroom curriculum, parent communication, both verbal and written, and participation in the larger program and school community.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Experienced in teaching in an early childhood classroom with specific experience teaching children three to five years of age;
  • Knowledgeable about the developmental needs of preschool children;
  • Able to use a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of all ability levels;
  • Committed to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, equitable learning environment for all students;
  • Interested in professional growth opportunities;

Experience with the Reader’s/Writer’s Workshop model and integration of different curricular areas is beneficial. Previous classroom teaching experience and a Master’s degree are preferred. An understanding and appreciation of Quaker and independent schools will be helpful.

Physical Requirements:

  • Be able to lift or carry children and equipment up to 45 pounds
  • Be able to turn, bend, reach and climb stairs
  • Be able to sit on the floor or child-sized furniture
  • Be able to actively participate in movement classes and games
  • Be able to work in a busy and occasionally noisy environment where there may be a number of activities and situations happening at once
  • Be able to supervise children outdoors in warm and cold weather

Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving students Preschool through grade 12. Located in an historic, urban setting in northwest Philadelphia, the school takes its identity from a constellation of four distinct elements: a vibrant intellectual community, an historic urban setting, a diverse school community and a grounding in Quaker principles.

Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply. For more information about the school, please visit our website at and

Interested candidates should email a send a letter of interest outlining your educational philosophy, a resume, and a list of three references to Sarah McMenamin, Ed.D. [email protected].