Director of Toddler and Primary Programs- Maternity Leave

Administrator / Full-Time

Cambridge Montessori School, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Montessori School seeks an Interim Toddler/Primary Program Director for a program enrolling children from 21 months through kindergarten. We seek a Montessori trained, confident, experienced school administrator with a strong background in Toddler and Primary theory, practice and administration. The Director of Toddler & Primary Programs will be a member of the Head’s Leadership Team. S/he will work closely with the Head, administration, parents, and trustees. We seek an individual with the ability to lead an experienced faculty who is motivated, enthusiastic and innovative and who is a team player with strong problem solving skills. Other qualities include working well with all members of the school community, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong support for the School’s mission and for Montessori education, and a sense of humor. S/he will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • ●  Directing and overseeing the existing Toddler/Primary curriculum
  • ●  Leadership in evaluating and implementing curriculum
  • ●  Mentoring and evaluating teachers
  • ●  Coordinating classroom staffing and coverage
  • ●  Coordinating student services (academic, psychological, etc.)
  • ●  Oversight and evaluation of student progress
  • ●  Collaborating with Admissions Director to attract and retain families
  • ●  Scheduling and leading faculty and committee meetings
  • ●  Developing, overseeing and accounting for department and classroombudgets
  • ●  Professional growth and development of faculty
  • ●  Scheduling/coordinating co-curricular activities, events and trips
  • ●  Collaborating with Parents Association to provide parent educationopportunities
  • ●  Coordinate orientation for new faculty
  • ●  Facilitating teacher-parent communication, including conferences andevents
  • ●  Working in conjunction with the Leadership Team to further the school’s mission


We are looking to fill this full time position beginning November 8, 2021 through January 31, 2021. Cambridge Montessori School offers a competitive employee pay and benefits package. Benefits include 401/403(b) Retirement Savings Plan (eligible after one year full-time), health and dental insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, professional development and training, vacation, and paid time off.

Cambridge Montessori School is a coeducational independent day school currently enrolling 237 students from toddlers through grade eight. CMS is a dynamic, international community, which reflects the diverse culture and rich educational resources of the region. CMS is accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Association of Independent Schools in New England, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, Montessori Schools of Massachusetts, and the International Montessori Council.

Candidates should send a letter, personal statement, and resume to:

Susan Morrissey
Interim Head of School
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Cambridge Montessori School encourages independent, self-directed learning for life in a child-centered, international community valuing peace, respect for others and pride in individual differences.

CMS is a non-sectarian institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national or cultural origin, sexual orientation, family style, political belief, or disability in the administration of its admissions, financial assistance, education or employment practices.

Cambridge Montessori School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender