Lower School Physical Education Teacher

Brooklyn, NY

Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Lower School Physical Education Teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year to inspire and guide the learning of students in Nursery to Grade Four in physical education, developing students’ coordination, large muscle development, athleticism, and understanding of fair gameplay and sports etiquette. The successful candidate will possess excellent content knowledge; a passion for teaching and learning; creativity and a thirst for innovation; enthusiasm for working with students, families, and colleagues; and a growth mindset. She, he, or they will be able to inspire and empower students to learn; collaborate and engage in daily conversation and experiences with students and colleagues; write well; and commit to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. 



  • Teach Physical Education to students in Nursery to Grade Four in conjunction with another Physical Education teacher.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Regularly update curriculum to reflect school priorities; the school’s values of diversity, equity, and social justice; and 21st-century skills.
  • Work with the Head of Athletics and the relevant department chair to ensure curricular alignment with other divisions.
  • Plan and facilitate student demonstrations of learning, games, and Athletics Day.
  • Collaborate with homeroom teachers and other specialists to promote cross-curricular integration.
  • Assess student progress and adjust teaching plans accordingly.
  • Share student skills development with families through well-crafted reports.
  • Maintain strong communication with families and all relevant stakeholders through appropriate records/documentation, notes and emails, and in-person discussions.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Actively participate in a positive school culture through shared duties, faculty meeting discussions, special events, committees, club leadership, and professional development


Education: Bachelor’s degree in sports, sports management, physical education, early childhood education, elementary education, or related field required; Master’s preferred.

Experience: 3 years of teaching elementary-aged students. 

Specific Skills: Strong classroom management skills, flexibility, and willingness to adapt. Familiarity with Google Classroom and other Google Suite products preferred.

Requirement: All employees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of their full COVID 19 vaccination.

Salary Range: $73,710 - $98,915

Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. 

We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package  (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).   

How to Apply: Click [Apply for this position] to submit your resume, cover letter, and specific evidence of qualifications to Francis Yasharian, Head of Lower School.

Poly Prep is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.