Director of Early Childhood

Administrator / Full-Time

Kingsley Montessori School, Boston, MA

Kingsley is a coeducational Montessori independent school serving children from Toddler through sixth grade. It is organized into two divisions: Early Childhood (Toddler – 2- year-olds and Preschool & Kindergarten – 3 to 6-year-olds) and Elementary (Lower Elementary – 1st through 3rd grade and Upper Elementary – 4th through 6th grade). Kingsley graduates are confident learners, resilient explorers, and empathetic citizens, who are prepared for academic and personal success at their next schools and beyond.

In 1938, Kingsley began as a small school serving students whose needs could not be met by the city public schools. Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, the school now serves over 300 students and is firmly situated in the strongest position in its history. In February 2024, after a tremendously successful fundraising campaign, Kingsley purchased 26 Exeter Street, securing its second permanent campus in Back Bay. In 2023, Kingsley launched its Strategic Plan, outlining clear strategic priorities and vision for the School, and was also re-accredited by AISNE in 2023 for a ten-year term.

We seek a dynamic, experienced, culturally-aware leader for a progressive Montessori program that honors educational best practices. As Director, the successful candidate will have responsibility for academic oversight of the Early Childhood program (comprised of ten classrooms in Toddler through Kindergarten); leading and supporting a talented, dedicated Early Childhood staff (over 90% teacher retention for 2024-25); creating strong partnerships between school and families (over 90% student/family retention); and advancing the mission and strategic initiatives of the School.


  • to support the academic and personal growth of each child
  • to foster a growth mindset among colleagues and to ensure faculty are supported in following through on classroom and division goals.
  • to ensure strong and effective partnerships between families and staff
  •  to implement strategic initiatives in service of following the child/student.
  • and to provide oversight of the logistical elements necessary to ensure smooth operations of the division for students, faculty, and families.

The ECE Director is a key member of the School’s Administrative Team and reports directly to the Head of School.


  • Lead with empathy, compassion, and joy
  • Possess a deep understanding of the academic, developmental, and social emotional milestones of 2 to 6-year-olds
  • Be a visionary who thinks strategically while demonstrating the ability to manage school operations effectively
  • Value the principles and practices of Montessori education
  • Respect the expertise and professional judgment of teachers while upholding established curricular goals
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset that fosters curiosity and inquiry among students and colleague
  • Have a deep and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  •  Understand the needs and priorities of parents with young children and cultivate strong partnerships with families
  • Have advanced communication skills in public speaking and professional writing


  • Teaching and administrative experience
  • Experience with a variety of instructional methods and multi-age learning environments
  • Familiarity with or an interest in learning about Montessori pedagogy

We actively seek candidates whose lived experiences reflect and enhance the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of our school community. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.


  • Cover letter describing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • List of three current/past supervisors with email addresses and phone numbers

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. 

Kingsley Montessori School

Boston, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary
All Gender