Stratford Friends School is a leader and a pioneer in the education of children who learn differently.  SFS students are intelligent and imaginative, but find it difficult to learn in a conventional classroom/setting.  The school’s mission is to empower our students with the skills to be successful learners.  SFS is a school committed to diversity, peacemaking, social justice, and the recognition of the spiritual dimension of life.

Stratford Friends School is an equal-opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

All positions available are posted on this website. There are no others available.

Position Summaries:

School Counselor/Psychologist  The School Counselor is responsible for providing support to students, families, and faculty as it relates to learning and the school environment.  The School Counselor will embrace diversity and promote a positive school climate through collaboration with teachers, advisors, and administrators to offer a curriculum that support developmentally-appropriate social, emotional, and academic growth.  The School Counselor will address issues which impact learning and social/emotional needs while at school and refer outside resources if professional counseling is required.

Lower School Teacher   Lower School Teacher is responsible for providing student-center, multisensory instruction in Language Arts, Math and Science. Candidates must possess a current teaching certificate in elementary education, preference will be given to special education or reading specialist certification.  


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Education with a current teaching certificate or appropriate licensure. 

Preference given to Special Education Teaching Certification and/or Reading Specialist

Experience using technology for instruction.

A passion for teaching students who learn differently.

Strong classroom management skills.

Organized and thoughtful planner.

A whole child approach to teaching.

The ability to be flexible and work well with a team.

A lifelong learner who embraces professional development opportunities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex. 


Stratford Friends School and Teacher Training Center is a K-9 school for children with literacy-based and similar learning differences. We provide a full academic program, a 6:1 student-teacher ratio, and multi-sensory teaching throughout the curriculum. We educate children in a caring environment guided by Quaker principles.

Employment Forms

Applicants for positions must complete the following, including mandatory Pennsylvania documents:

Employment Application Form

PA School Personnel Health Record

The School Personnel Health Record only needs to be completed upon hire.

Additional Requirements

PA Child Abuse History Clearance

PA State Police Criminal Record Check Clearance

FBI Fingerprints

Please call the Business Office at Stratford Friends to obtain the school service code for obtaining your FBI fingerprints.