Day and Boarding; Grades 6-12




Founded in 1838, The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational school serving day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12. Total student enrollment is approximately 510, of which 25% are boarding students. Located in Pennington, NJ, the campus is nestled on 54 green acres with a warm and welcoming community. About half of our faculty live on campus and have residential responsibilities.

The Pennington School is proud of its diverse community, with our student body representing thirty countries with varied ethnicities and wide-ranging interests. Class size averages fourteen students. Most faculty positions include teaching four to five class periods each day as well as some after-school and advisory responsibilities.

Eligible employees will receive a competitive benefits package that includes health and dental insurance coverage options, generous retirement plan options, health and wellness opportunities, and many other valuable programs. Lunch in our dining hall, as well as use of athletic facilities, is included for all full-time employees.

Please click on the positions listed below to see a complete job description for each.

Current Openings

Teacher of Communication Skills

The School's Edmund V. Cervone Center for Learning is seeking an individual to fill the position of Communication Skills (CS) teacher for the coming academic year.

The Center for Learning is a comprehensive program for students with diagnosed learning disabilities within a traditional college preparatory setting. CS teachers work on a one-to-one basis with students both to help them build on their academic strengths and to minimize the impact of skills weaknesses associated with their specific learning difficulties. A full-time teaching position is usually composed of five to six classes as well as additional responsibilities such as supervising clubs, coaching sports, and other duties. In addition, full-time teachers are required to attend certain weekend and evening school events.

Requirements for the position of CS teacher include a desire to work with middle- and high-school-age students with a focus on individual needs; a belief that all students can learn if given appropriate services, supports and accommodations; and a commitment to continued professional development. An understanding of the specific needs of students with learning disabilities is especially helpful, and a background in education as well as experience working with students with disabilities is desirable. The Pennington School is an independent school and, as such, does not require certification as a requisite for obtaining a faculty position. At minimum, applicants should have a bachelor’s degree.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is full-time, ten (10) months per year, exempt from overtime, and eligible for all benefits afforded to full-time Pennington School employees.

Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and résumé, including compensation requirements, to Jo Prockop, director, Edmund V. Cervone Center for Learning, at or The Pennington School, 112 W. Delaware Avenue, Pennington, NJ 08534. No phone calls, please.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Pennington School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, military service, or any other characteristics or activity protected by law.

The job descriptions listed above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, activities, and skills required of a person in this position. Responsibilities, duties, activities, work hours and skills may change at any time with or without notice.

All employment candidates are required to be fingerprinted and receive successful approval from a criminal background check with the State of New Jersey Department of Education. An individual must be able to perform the essential duties of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The Pennington School is located on a 54-acre campus in Pennington, New Jersey. Not all buildings on campus have elevators.