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Shady Hill School

City Year is proud to partner with Shady Hill School, so our alums can continue to make a difference in classrooms and the lives of students.

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Shady Hill School offers City Year alums

Teaching residency

Shady Hill School’s Teacher Training Centeroffers a teacher residency program that provides 8-10 aspiring teachers with well-guided experiences in pre-K through eighth-grade classrooms as well as

  • fellowships and housing stipends for teacher residency
  • teaching experience and mentorship focused on social justice
  • master’s degree in education from Lesley University or Boston University
  • teacher certification
  • job counseling and support during the hiring process

Why City Year loves Shady Hill School

Shady Hill School is an independent, coeducational day school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It honors the character and spirit of each child and encourages independent thinking in its students. Shady Hill’s program respects the pace of childhood, and its school creates a culture in which children feel free to take risks. It stresses the relationships among many areas of learning and uses original source materials, rather than textbooks. Central Subject, a distinctive method of teaching at Shady Hill, is an integrated approach to a people via their history, literature, geography and arts.

Shady Hill School’s Teacher Training Center is an on-site, certifying program in which Shady Hill master teachers mentor graduate-level “apprentices” who are preparing for a career in education. In this one-year site-based program, apprentice teachers discover what teaching is all about through observation, supervised teaching, workshops, seminars and continuous involvement in the life of the school. Some participants choose to enroll solely in the Teacher Training Center, though most also participate in a partnering master’s program at Lesley University or Boston University. City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for the Shady Hill Teacher Training Center’s residency program.

To apply

Visit the Teacher Training Center’s admissions website to learn more about the application requirements and apply online.

Submit all application materials to Janet Ross, admissions and licensure coordinator, at

To identify your City Year affiliation

City Year AmeriCorps members and alums should highlight their City Year experience on their résumés and application materials.

For more information

Please contact Janet Ross, admissions and licensure coordinator, at or (617) 520-5215 with any questions.

Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Shady Hill School. AmeriCorps members and alums interested in the program must complete the full application process.

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