Chapin’s faculty is the enduring heart, mind and soul of our school.  Chapin is deeply committed to attracting and retaining teachers of the highest quality.  For when all is said and done, no factor contributes more significantly to the quality of a school’s educational program than the quality of its teachers. 

Preschool Teacher

Chapin School, a coeducational three-year-old through eighth grade independent school located in Princeton, NJ, seeks an energetic, caring, and collaborative full-time preschool teacher to join our preschool teaching team. Chapin School values the role all teachers have in achieving the school’s mission to provide a richly-textured education that inspires academic achievement and builds strength of character. Chapin is committed to each child’s academic, emotional, ethical, creative and social development through inquiry-based, experiential learning activitiesthat fully engage our students in the collaborative learning process.


Chapin’s preschool program, called Explorers, welcomes three and four-year-old students into its full-day program. Explorers is an inquiry-based, Reggio-inspired program that nurtures the natural curiosity of our youngest learners. Students spend at least two hours or more a day outside exploring and learning in the garden, in our outdoor classroom, or around the school grounds. Outdoor learning is balanced with hands-on STEAM experiences, early literacy and numeracy units, as well as a rich array of co-curricular subjects. A successful teacher is excited to create projects that balance explicit learning with the questioning, energy, and curiosity of young children.


Candidates are able to:


Lead young children through hands-on experiences with humor and joy.

Value time outside and be willing to “get a little messy.”

Model developmentally-appropriate teaching practices.

Create appropriately challenging academic literacy, science, and math experiences for young learners.

Collaborate and be flexible with colleagues, families, and students.

Integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning.

Communicate with families about student progress, goals, and benchmarks respectfully and openly.

Be curious and listen with empathy to all members of the school community.

Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity work with young children.

Knowledgeable of social-emotional learning philosophies that foster a strong, caring classroom community based on student engagement in learning and shared respect.

Bachelor’s degree required. Early childhood certification/specialization and Master’s degree preferred. To apply, please visit chapinschool.org to electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to corantes@chapinschool.org. Communication should be addressed to Barbara Pasteris, Head of School. No telephone inquiries please. All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt, and those candidates who best match the qualifications may receive an interview.


Chapin School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities. The school and its representatives adhere to the laws governing hiring practices. Fair and consistent practices are followed for every applicant.

Substitute Nurse

Substitute nurse needed per diem. RN or LPN licensed in New Jersey required. CPR/AED certification should be up to date.Call 609-924-4839 if you have questions or are interested.


Part-Time Help

$14.50 per hour

Holidays and weekends free!

Chapin School Princeton is looking for part time help for the 2018-2019 school year in the After School Program Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. End time hours are flexible depending on pick up of last student.

From 4:00pm – 6:00 pm, main responsibilities will include front desk reception of parents and guests, signing out students, answering phones and monitoring students in the Homework Club.

Additionally, you will assist from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm by helping with snack time, dismissing students to assigned areas, monitoring playground time and any other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Finance.

Must be familiar with Google Docs or Excel.  Previous experience working with children is preferred.  Must be able to provide own transportation. 

If your schedule fits these hours through December but you are unsure beyond December, don’t pass up the opportunity to apply. We are open to working out a mutual arrangement. ​

Background check will be required. Please send cover letter, resume and 2 references to Mrs. Patty Holmes, pholmes@chapinschool.org , Assistant Director of Finance and Bursar.


Part Time Help Wanted $10.50 - $11.00 per hour

Holidays and weekends free!

Local independent school seeking part time help for cafeteria staff. Potential for immediate start and then continuing for 2018-2019 school year.  Hours are 8:30 am – 2:00 pm on all days school lunch is served.   Main responsibilities include assistance with food prep and lunch service, restocking milk and salad bar areas, clean up after each meal service and other duties as assigned by the Executive Chef.  Must enjoy working with young children. Training will be provided.

Cooking experience is a plus!

Background check will be required.

Please send cover letter, resume and 2 references to Mrs. Patty Holmes pholmes@chapinschool.org.


Substitute Teachers

Chapin School is looking for substitute teachers. In the absence of full time classroom teacher, substitute teachers provide instruction using existing lesson plans, encourage student progress, and manage the classroom learning environment.  Interested candidates should have an earned college degree. Experience in the classroom is preferred.

How to Apply

To apply for an open position at Chapin,  send a letter, resume, and three professional references to Caitlin Orantes. Chapin welcomes candidates who would add to the diversity of our school community.

Caitlin Orantes, Assistant to the Head
Chapin School
4101 Princeton Pike
Princeton, NJ 08540