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Educating minds and hearts since 1867, Brooklyn Friends School draws upon its Quaker heritage to educate students within the context of a challenging academic program and a caring, supportive community.

One of the most diverse independent schools in the region, BFS serves more than 900 students from age 2 to grade 12. Signature features of the BFS experience include a rigorous educational program culminating in the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma and a thoroughgoing commitment to inclusion, equity, social justice, and service informed by Quaker principles. Read more about our School’s mission, core values, and who we are.

Join us! Explore the opportunities below. Interested candidates should submit requested materials to the email address provided in the corresponding position statement.


We are seeking a Head Teacher with Early Childhood experience, including work with 2 and 3 year-olds. Click here for the full position description and to learn how to apply.

Brooklyn Friends Xploration (BFX) is a newly redesigned  Extended Day Program at Brooklyn Friends School. Re-imagining what an afterschool program could be, BFX is grounded in equity, joy, and exploration, and a place where children will want to be!

We are seeking a Floating Assistant Teacher (BFX-FA) to provide additional support in our extended day classrooms. Working with students K through Middle School, and supporting BFX teachers, the BFX-FA teacher will work under the direction and supervision of the BFX Director and BFX Program Manager during the designated extended day hours, Monday-Friday, 2:30pm to 6:00pm. Specific tasks, duties, and areas of coverage will be assigned each day and supervised by the BFX leadership in collaboration with BFX teachers. We are located in downtown Brooklyn. Some teaching experience and a Bachelor’s degree are required.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks K-4 Associate Teachers. Founded in 1867, Brooklyn Friends School’s pillars of social justice, service learning/civic engagement, and Quakerism, serve as guideposts for our collective work. Guided by our mission, BFS provides a dynamic and vigorous learning environment, which cultivates compassionate, intellectually curious, and confident changemakers.

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Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks to hire a creative and energetic individual with knowledge of and practice in dance education who is committed to providing a joyful and equitable experience for students in grades 6-12. Comfort with and experience in utilizing interactive, creative and inspirational teaching techniques, assessments, and technology in the classroom are desired, and strong preference is toward a candidate who views dance as a medium for social change. This role is an essential member of our robust and committed Performing Arts Department at Brooklyn Friends School and must be proficient in teaching students at various levels of dance experience.

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An essential focus of the role is to advance the mission of the School using best practices in admission and enrollment management. The Associate Director supports the day-to-day and long-term management of outreach, admissions, matriculation, transition and retention of students and their families into the BFS community. In addition, the person in this position works with administrators and colleagues to design, coordinate and develop an enrollment management process consistent with BFS’s mission and philosophy.

Brooklyn Friends School is looking for Athletic Coaches for the 2021-2022 School year in sports such as Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Squash, and Swim. Interested candidates must be certified in CoachesCPR/AED, Coaches First Aid, and a Coaches Concussion Management Course is required. Looking for reliable, responsible, role models with specific coaching and playing experience. Those with a background in the sport are preferred. This part time job requires numerous duties including pre-season, in-season, and post-season. Some travel may be involved. It is important that this individual is able to work from 2:30pm-6:30pm daily during the course of each season. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Director of Athletics David Gardella.

We seek candidates with a strong personal interest in and commitment to issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice.

 People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Brooklyn Friends School is committed to maintaining an environment in which all people are respected and valued. To that end, discrimination in any form, such as that based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or socio-economic status will not be tolerated. The school actively strives to recognize, respect and celebrate the differences and commonalities that shape the individual and collective identities of its members.