ABOUT US: The Kingsley Montessori School’s mission is to engage the mind, hands, and heart of each child to nurture resilient explorers, confident learners, and empathetic citizens.
Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, Kingsley is an independent day school guided by a unique blend of Montessori philosophy and innovative programming. Kingsley offers an educational program tailored to the talents, curiosity, and growth of each student. We are committed to the health of our students and have put in place rigorous safety measures to operate in person. Our progressive, inquiry-based programs cultivate students’ social and academic development and prepare them to advance successfully to top public and independent middle schools. Our program’s commitment to knowing every child and to partnering with parents propels students to access their potential.
Kingsley is looking for culturally aware applicants for the position of Elementary Art Teacher. We seek reflective, intentional educators who are looking to contribute to a progressive Montessori curriculum, pedagogy, and principles. The ultimate objective is to help students strengthen their unique capabilities and empower them to be competent learners socially, emotionally, and academically. The role will work closely with the Elementary Performing Arts Teacher for collaborative curriculum planning and instruction and will report to the Director of Auxiliary Programs & Hybrid Education.
The Elementary Art Teacher will show demonstrated proficiency in multiple branches of the visual arts curriculum including painting, drawing, sculpture, and other factions of studio art. Strong candidates will have a degree in Visual Arts, Art History, or another relevant discipline. You will be expected to effectively utilize technology to facilitate the teaching and learning process where appropriate. In the classroom, you must be able to provide opportunities for group and individual instruction to best address student needs and curriculum objectives.
Occasionally, you will attend professional development workshops outside of school at the discretion of the Education Directors. You will be asked to provide both oral or written feedback at Education Team meetings, in one-on-one conversations, and via student reports. This role is integral in implementing current best practices in teaching and learning with classroom instruction.
Our ideal candidate will be eager to align with Kingsley’s goal to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion and asked to actively seek to bring anti-racist practices into the classroom. Candidates with robust independent school experience, advanced degrees, and strong backgrounds teaching, and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) work will be preferred.
Competitive, independent school salaries
Dental, Health, and Flexible Spending (FSA)
Extensive, professional development opportunities, including Montessori training
Qualified transportation program
Tuition reimbursement for eligible employees seeking Montessori certification
Kingsley tuition remission of up to 50% for eligible children of full-time employees
Kingsley Montessori School values and celebrates diversity because it makes us a better employer, builds a stronger school community, develops a sense of collaboration, and encourages mutual respect and broader thinking. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
TO APPLY, CANDIDATES SHOULD SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION* BY EMAIL:
A cover letter describing your interest in the position with an overview of your background and experience with children and education
A current resume
*Electronic file names must be in the following format:
FirstName LastName CoverLetter Year
FirstName LastName Resume Year
BA/BS degree required
Master’s Degree preferred
An ideal candidate possesses a minimum of 3-5 years of experience instructing art with children from grades 1 to 6 in a school setting
Experience implementing new curricula and/or evaluating the effectiveness of present curricula
Experience with a variety of instructional methods and multi-age learning environments
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty to enhance curriculum and community
Commitment to meeting the needs of each child
Commitment to professional growth and best practices in education
About Kingsley Montessori School
Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, Kingsley is a premier, independent day school guided by a unique blend of Montessori philosophy and innovative programming. With a growing enrollment of 336 students in Toddler through Sixth Grade, Kingsley offers a dynamic and student-centered education that strives to make the most of each student’s unique gifts and creative interests. Our progressive program offers a rigorous, integrated curriculum, which includes vast offerings in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).