Princeton Friends School offers an engaging and empowering work community for people who are passionate about Quaker and progressive education, professional growth, collaboration, and seeing the potential in people and situations. We post our job openings here as well as through the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, NEMNET, and Friends Council on Education.

Current Openings

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  • Head of School

    Founded in 1987, Princeton Friends School is an independent Quaker learning community in Princeton, N.J., enrolling approximately 125 students in prekindergarten through 8th grade. The school is located on the grounds of Princeton Monthly Meeting’s historic meetinghouse, and the property is bounded by the Princeton Historical Society’s Updike Farmstead and the woods of the Institute for Advanced Study.

    Princeton Friends School offers a forward-thinking progressive curriculum rooted in the Quaker values of peace, social justice, and reflection. The school’s multidisciplinary approach to a central theme of study, whole-child focus, descriptive academic progress reporting, and social justice curricula foster a richly textured learning environment in which students feel a sense of being, belonging, and becoming. Our positive and supportive faculty and parent communities contribute to a strong, vibrant school culture where joyful learning and discoveries are celebrated.  

    We seek a Head of School to start July 1, 2020.  The successful candidate will offer the following qualities:

    Humanistic Leader who models values that align with our Quaker identity, and who is reflective, self-aware, skilled at embracing nuanced complexity, and able to pivot between managing operational tasks and driving transformation.   

    Shepherd of Learning who honors each child’s unique capacity to make a contribution to the world and who will create a learning environment in which equality, integrity, and compassion are basic tenets.  

    Innovative Thinker who can link everyday practice, as well as the short- and long-term strategic needs of the school community, to best practices in independent schools, and who has knowledge of “open systems” thinking to support continuous school improvement, especially in the areas of institutional advancement and budget stewardship.   

    Deft Facilitator who can tap into the strengths and talents of the faculty, administrative team, and parent community, connecting them to school goals, campaigns, and projects that will develop our student body into tomorrow’s leaders.  

    Effective Communicator who crafts language with care and concern, who is able to foster dialogue among a diverse group of stakeholders with sometimes disparate needs, and who can facilitate community-building to further our shared goals.   

    For a complete description of this opportunity, click here.

    To apply, please submit the following to headsearch@princetonfriendsschool.org by June 1, 2019:
    • Cover letter expressing your interest in the position
    • Current résumé
    • Statement of educational philosophy and leadership practice
    • List of five references, including email address, phone number, and relationship (references will be contacted later in the process and only with candidate permission)
    Princeton Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.
  • Substitute Teachers for PK-8th Grades

    Princeton Friends School, a small, progressive PK-8th grade, Quaker school located in Princeton, NJ, seeks substitute teachers for all grade levels. The successful candidate should enjoy working with children; be reliable; possess strong classroom management and communication skills. Experience with teaching children is preferred.
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Top 10 Reasons to Work at PFS

  • Terrific students who enjoy learning and engage with peers and faculty
  • A kind, caring, and thoughtful community
  • Reflective learning
  • Community outreach
  • Beautiful campus
  • Creative freedom
  • Progressive approach
  • Collaborative, inspiring, and respectful colleagues
  • Quaker to the core
  • The ability to grow as teachers and individuals by having the freedom to teach what we are passionate about and to pass on that passion and interest to our students.
A progressive, Quaker day school welcoming students in Pre-K through 8th grade to our historic Princeton campus nestled in the woods.