Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher Position 21-22

Kingsley Montessori School | Boston, MA, United States

Posted Date 7/20/2021


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
  • matching 403b plan 
  • 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


  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position with overview of your background and experience with children and education 
  • A current resume 



Hilary Gillcrist, Associate Director of Elementary Operations — working@kingsley.org 

*Electronic file names must be in the following format: 

  • FirstName LastName CoverLetter Year 
  • FirstName LastName Resume Year 
Montessori Credential Level
Credential Not Required
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(617) 226-4900

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