Work at The Elisabeth Morrow School

Chilton House teacher playing game with students.

Working in education isn’t just about building future leaders.

When you join a community of supported learning, you grow, too.

The inclusivity at EMS is unlike anything I have experienced both as an employee and a parent.  We don’t provide a one-size-fits-all model for the students or staff, and that’s why everyone thrives here.

Keila Pernia


We aren’t just a school, we are a community. Ensuring each staff member feels supported in their professional development and growth is the best benefit we offer — but we offer traditional benefits, too!

Health Benefits

  • Robust Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account Program or Health Savings Account
  • Dependent Care Account Program
  • Life Insurance up to two times an employee’s annual salary, not to exceed $125,000
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Coverage

Professional Development

  • Tuition Remission and Continuing Education Benefit
  • Tuition Remission for employee’s children enrolled in school
  • Tuition Remission for camps
  • College/University School Study Tuition Support

Vacation and Time Off Policies

  • 10-month employees receive 12 PTO days a year (Sept.–June)
  • 12-month employees receive 12 PTO days year-round and 20 vacation days (July-June)

403(b) Retirement Plan

  • The school provides eligible employees with access to participation in a 403(b) retirement plan. Eligible employees may contribute up to the maximum applicable IRS limits from day one.
  • In years 0-5 of employment, the school will match up to 5% of what the employee contributes
  • In years 6-10 of employment, the school will match up to 7.5% of what the employee contributes
  • In years 11 and thereafter, the school will match up to 10% of what the employee contributes

Equal Opportunity

The Elisabeth Morrow School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all students, employees, and qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, age, national origin, nationality, ancestry, physical or mental impairment or disability, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy, civil union or domestic partnership, or marital status.

This non-discrimination policy applies to EMS’ admissions, educational, and financial aid policies, as well as hiring and employment practices.

We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of our school community. The Elisabeth Morrow School, located 10 minutes from northern Manhattan in Englewood, N.J., is a member of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

EMS prepares students for an impressive range of top-tier secondary schools.

Our students cultivate the ability to learn, think, explore, empathize, and lead. They graduate with the ability, mindset, and competencies to navigate a global world and are well-prepared to face an unknowable future.

Accustomed to a challenging academic environment, EMS students welcome the demands of competitive secondary schools and are often placed in advanced sections where they perform very well.


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