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, including cohorting, required mask-wearing, and advanced cleaning protocol. 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 Assistant Lower Elementary Teacher. We seek reflective, intentional educators who are looking to contribute to a progressive Montessori curriculum, pedagogy, and principles. As an Assistant Teacher, this individual will share responsibility for all aspects of our students’ classroom experience and for developing strong partnerships with parents and colleagues. Other important duties include advancing your professional and personal growth and fulfilling some administrative duties. All teachers attend regular meetings, observe, advise, and serve as a mentor and role model for other faculty in the areas of curriculum facilitation, classroom schedules,student needs, and the upholding the classroom environment.
This role runs from September 2021 to June 2021 and reports directly to the Director of Lower Elementary. Expected* working hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to help support KMS Auxiliary Programming and will include occasional evening commitments. Candidates with independent school experience, advanced degrees and strong backgrounds teaching and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) work will be preferred.
BA/BS degree required; MA degree preferred
American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) teaching credentials are a plus but are not required
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
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
TO APPLY, CANDIDATES SHOULD SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION* BY EMAIL:
A cover letter describing your interest in the position with overview of your background and experience with children and education
A current resume
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO:
Hilary Gillcrist, Associate Director of Elementary Operations — firstname.lastname@example.org
*Electronic file names must be in the following format:
FirstName LastName CoverLetter Year
FirstName LastName Resume Year
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).