Employment

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. 

Elementary Spanish Teacher (Prekindergarten-Fourth Grade)

Chapin School, a coeducational three-year-old through eighth grade independent school located in Princeton, NJ, seeks an energetic, caring, and collaborative World Language Spanish teacher to join our 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 activities that fully engage our students in the collaborative learning process.

Candidates are able to:

  • Nurture the natural curiosity of young learners

  • Use diverse and age-appropriate instructional practices to ensure both language acquisition and academic success

  • Analyze student learning and plan a variety of engaging learning activities that respond to assessment data

  • Fluently use both Spanish and English, while conducting classes primarily in the target language

  • Collaborate and be flexible with colleagues and students

  • Integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning 

  • Ensure effective and positive parent communication

  • 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. To apply, please visit chapinschool.org to electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to khepburn@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 will 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.

Elementary Mandarin Teacher (Prekindergarten - Second Grade)


Chapin School Princeton, a coeducational three-year-old through eighth grade independent school located in Princeton, NJ, seeks an energetic, caring, and collaborative World Language Mandarin teacher to join our 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 activities that fully engage our students in the collaborative learning process. 

Candidates are able to:

  • Nurture the natural curiosity of young learners
  • Use diverse and age-appropriate instructional practices to ensure both language acquisition and academic success
  • Analyze student learning and plan a variety of engaging learning activities that respond to assessment data
  • Fluently use both Mandarin and English, while conducting classes primarily in the target language
  • Collaborate and be flexible with colleagues and students
  • Integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning 
  • Ensure effective and positive parent communication
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity work with young children

 Bachelor’s degree required. To apply, please visit chapinschool.org to electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to khepburn@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 will 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.

Upper School French Teacher (grades 6 and 8) - (part-time)


Chapin School, a coeducational three-year-old through eighth grade independent school located in Princeton, NJ, seeks an energetic, caring, and collaborative French teacher to join our 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 activities that fully engage our students in the collaborative learning process. This is a half-time position.

Candidates are able to:

  • Nurture the natural curiosity of young learners
  • Use diverse and age-appropriate instructional practices to ensure both language acquisition and academic success
  • Analyze student learning and plan a variety of engaging learning activities that respond to assessment data
  • Fluently use both French and English, while conducting classes primarily in the target language
  • Collaborate and be flexible with colleagues and students
  • Integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning
  • Ensure effective and positive parent communication
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity work
  • 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. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to UpperSchool@Chapinschool.org. No telephone inquiries please. All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt, and those candidates who best match the qualifications will 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 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 Karen Hepburn. Chapin welcomes candidates who would add to the diversity of our school community.

Karen Hepburn, Assistant to the Head
Chapin School
4101 Princeton Pike
Princeton, NJ 08540
khepburn@chapinschool.org