Oak Meadow School seeks a highly motivated and energetic person to be a lead teacher in our Beginner’s Program (ages 15 months - 3 years). We are seeking an experienced teacher with a particular passion for working with the youngest children in our community. Applicants should have a Montessori Infant-Toddler credential from an accredited training center and consistently use current Montessori research and data to institute best classroom practices. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with a classroom assistant, communicate confidently with parents, both verbally and in writing, and have strong organizational skills that allow for the structure and routine young children need. The candidate will offer flexible thinking, curiosity, and creativity as part of a larger teaching team that strategizes and explores the implementation of core Montessori principles.
We are especially looking for candidates with the following qualities:
Team player who is willing to ask questions and work collaboratively
Eagerness to learn and deepen one’s own capacities in the Montessori method and 21st-century teaching practices
Skilled in establishing positive relationships with the children, parents, and colleagues
Excels in communicating with parents, both verbally and in written form
Has the ability to create a warm and welcoming prepared environment that is safe and nurturing
Meets the individual needs of multi-age learners with a range of learning styles
Has a commitment to supporting the school’s mission
Oak Meadow School was founded in 1977 as a Montessori school for early childhood students. The school has evolved to include elementary and middle school students, and most recently, toddlers. Oak Meadow has a solid reputation as one of the finest independent schools in the country, matriculating its graduates to the most selective independent high schools in New England.
In its ongoing commitment to professionalism, transparency, excellence, and inclusivity, the school recently assembled a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force (composed of teachers, staff, parents, and trustees) to significantly advance the school’s commitment to equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and justice.
Littleton, Massachusetts is located just northwest of Concord, in one of the top growth areas outside of Boston, and attracts families who value the best educational options available, with housing costs lower than communities closer to Boston. Train service to Boston is easily accessible, and the beautiful outdoor resources of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Cape Cod, and the Berkshires are a short drive away.
BA/BS degree required
Minimum of three years of teaching experience
A strong foundation in and understanding of Montessori philosophy and pedagogy
Interest in current educational research about innovation and social-emotional learning
Commitment to guiding children in the discovery of their own unique talents and potential
Commitment to professional growth and continuing education
Montessori infant/toddler certification is preferred (training is available for a qualified candidate: A commitment to Montessori certification/training is required as part of the role)
A cover letter describing your interest in the position
A current resume
A brief statement (not more than one page) of your educational philosophy including your background and experience with children and education
Applications must be made by email. Electronic file names should begin with your last name and indicate Beginners Position
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary
Matching IRA plan
Health, Dental and Flexible Spending (FSA)
Extensive professional development opportunities
Tuition reimbursement program for eligible employees seeking Montessori training
Oak Meadow tuition remission for eligible children of full-time employees
About Oak Meadow School
Oak Meadow Montessori School provides a challenging education to over 220 students age 2.9 through grade eight who reside in towns north and west of Boston. Established in 1977, Oak Meadow encourages students to achieve their personal best while cultivating each child’s innate passion for learning.