An independent day school located in Marblehead, serving pre-k through grade 8

Employment Opportunities

Tower School strives to build a diverse faculty and student body. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for any position.


Tower School seeks substitute teachers for pre-kindergarten through grade 8 for the current school year.  Please send your cover letter and resume to Jane Leahy.

Jane Leahy,  Executive Assistant to the Head of School 
Tower School
75 West Shore Drive
Marblehead, MA 01945


Tower School seeks an experienced fundraiser to join its development team. The Assistant Director of Development will play a central role in implementing the development plan and managing and growing the school’s annual giving program. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful Annual Fund management and a solid understanding of development operations, including fundraising, cultivation, stewardship, special events, and constituent relations. This position reports to the Director of Development.

Annual Fund
Manage aspects of the annual fund campaign including but not limited to:
• Develop the goals, plan, and calendar for the Annual Fund program
• Work effectively with the Board of Trustees Advancement Committee, Annual Fund Committee, and faculty, to educate and solicit support of the fund and create a greater culture of philanthropy at school
• Work with the Director of Communications on written and print materials including solicitation and acknowledgement letters, brochures, email campaigns, and the Annual Report on Giving
• Produce monthly reports analyzing historical and current data to benchmark the fund’s progress
• Manage and execute donor recognition and stewardship programs
• Utilize the school’s fundraising software for gift accounting, reporting and analysis, data management, and event management.
• Serve as the liaison for the Business Office on monthly reconciliation reports and the end-of-the-year audit

Parent Relations
• Provide support for school events such as/but not limited to the auction, community gatherings, book fair, and other TSPA events and programs
• Support the Tower School Parents Association – attend monthly leadership meetings, occasional committee meetings, help manage and organize all programs, activities, and events of the TSPA.

Special Events and Programs
Provide support for special events and programs such as, but not limited to:
• Alumni Relations – promote a sense of community and increase alumni involvement
• Grandparents Committee and the annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day
• Annual Golf Tournament

• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum two years work experience in a development office
• Sophisticated knowledge of fundraising software (preferably Veracross)
• Experience with gift entry and processing acknowledgments
• Strong organizational, administration, telephone, and interpersonal communication skills
• Professional and friendly demeanor, flexible, and able to respond to multiple demands
• Familiarity with independent school culture preferred
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary


Please send a cover letter and resume to Jessie Achterhof. No phone calls, please.

Jessie Achterhof, Director of Development
75 West Shore Drive
Marblehead, MA 01945

Science Teacher Maternity Leave – grades 1 – 4

Tower School seeks a full-time, temporary Science Teacher for a three-month position beginning March 15, 2015 and ending June 15. Qualified candidates will have bachelor’s degree in science or in education with a concentration in science or biology and will have at least three years teaching experience. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in plant life cycles, ocean studies, and dissections.

 Candidates should demonstrate an interest in participating fully in the life and activities of an energetic elementary day school.  A willingness to coach athletic teams and/or lead other extracurricular activities is preferred. 

Candidates must have the ability to multi-task, be flexible, organized, have experience writing detailed trimester reports (report cards), and have excellent communication skills. 

Candidates should forward their materials to:
 Jane Leahy, Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Or mail to:
Jane Leahy, Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Tower School
75 West Shore Drive
Marblehead, MA 01945 


After School Program Coordinator
Tower School has an immediate opening for an after school program coordinator to organize and lead after school programming from 3 to 6 PM Monday through Thursday and 3 to 4:30 PM on Friday. This position will assist in developing activities that are age appropriate during after school time for PK-5 students.  The vast majority of students in the program are 2nd through 4th graders each day. They will coordinate attendance and maintain records in regard to students attending the after school program, coordinate hours and schedule for after school staff, and supervise students during after school time. They will communicate regularly with the Director of Auxiliary Programs regarding issues and ideas involving the after school program. and meet regularly to update the status of the students in the program as well as any issues that need to be resolved.


Candidates should forward their information to:
Jane Leahy,  Executive Assistant to the Head of School 
Tower School
75 West Shore Drive
Marblehead, MA 01945

Tower School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, handicapped status, sexual orientation, nationality, or ethnicity in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school -administered programs.






Tower students are articulate, self-motivated, confident learners who engage in their academic success, develop strong leadership skills, and create opportunities to contribute meaningfully in their communities and the world.


Tower’s teachers champion the value of excellence in elementary education. They’re accomplished at creating a delicate balance – in which a positive process for learning stands alongside a curriculum designed to challenge each and every student. The result? Tower’s students are engaged, confident learners, eager to reach for extraordinary academic success.


Every Tuesday, 9:00-11:00am 
Campus tours allow families to experience the atmosphere and excitement of a busy school day at Tower.

Individual tours can also be arranged by contacting our Director of Admission at 781.631.5800.


Tower students are articulate, self-motivated, confident learners who engage in their academic success, develop strong leadership skills, and create opportunities to contribute meaningfully in their communities and the world.


We challenge students to attain personal levels of achievement—on the field and off.

Through Tower’s Athletic Program, students experience the intrinsic benefits of physical activity; the correlation between hard work and personal improvement; and the value of good sportsmanship. Participation is expected of all students. Improved skills for each player are a priority.


Summer@Tower is an incredible summer day camp experience for kids, ages 3-14.

Since 1984, Tower School’s summer camp has been bringing children together to try new things, express their creativity, and have fun together.


Welcome to My Tower.

Our redesign provided an opportunity to reorganize the information most often referenced by Tower community members. Here, you’ll gain quick access to Veracross, download forms and permission slips, and discover ways to participate in our vibrant community through the TSPA.

Later this year, we’ll enhance My Tower with a new module, which will allow access to Veracross and My Tower with a single log-in.

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