Upper School Director

Administrator / Full-Time

Inly School, Scituate, MA

Inly School is an independent PreK–8 Montessori-plus School located in Scituate, MA, 25 miles south of Boston. It has a student population of approximately 340 students, 76 employees, and serves 20 towns on the South Shore.


At Inly School, our dynamic Montessori+ practices inspire our inclusive community of learners to explore and shape ourselves and the world with joyful curiosity, courage and compassion. Our commitment to anti-racist and anti-bias teaching practices is the privilege and responsibility of every member of the Inly Community. Inly School actively seeks faculty, families and leadership who embrace and practice skills that reflect our Montessori core values of collaboration, respect, compassion and empathy. 


Inly School seeks an experienced professional to serve as Upper School Director beginning in July 2024.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Mission and Leadership:

  • Serve as a leader within the School, congruent with the School’s mission and vision
  • Responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the Upper School (grades 4–8)
  • Be a visible presence in all areas of the School
  • Collaborate with the Lower School Director in the development and assessment of programming and curriculum related to all aspects of student life, school culture, academic, social-emotional support, community, and service-learning in grades toddler–8 
  • Work with the Lower School Director to lead the faculty in creating and administering professional development activities related to the program from toddler through grade 8


  • Lead the Upper School faculty in the creation and administration of curriculum, pedagogy, support, and all other matters related to the educational program
  • Foster and maintain a positive Upper School faculty culture focused on student experience and student success
  • Co-facilitate the Educational Leadership team meetings with the Lower School Director
  • Collaborating with the Lower School Director, oversee the alignment of curriculum and programs that work vertically throughout the School— Learning Services and Co-Curricular Programs
  • Coordinate, schedule, oversee and evaluate the Co-Curricular team
  • Regularly meet with Upper School faculty; provide guidance, supervision, and evaluation using the Folio platform
  • Oversee the reporting process for all Upper School students’ progress reports 
  • Communicate with Upper School Parents and Caregivers on an individual and group basis to provide clarity and understanding of the Upper School experience and expectations
  • Monitor student learning and progress; collaborate with faculty and Learning Services to coordinate resources to meet individual student needs
  • Lead Level team meetings for Upper Elementary and Middle School programs
  • Coaching and evaluating direct report teachers to support their professional growth

Students and Families: 

  • Articulating and addressing the philosophy and content of the Upper School educational program to parents and other constituents, through written communication and in public forums
  • Manage communication with parents and caretakers to provide clarity and understanding of Upper School 
  • Attend parent conferences on student progress, as needed
  • Promote established guidelines for Upper School student conduct

Other duties:

  • Serve on the administrative team, actively participating in strategic planning and decision-making to ensure the School operates efficiently and effectively
  • Proactively work in partnership with Admissions, Enrollment Management, Finance, and Communications colleagues, to ensure the success of the School’s goals
  • In partnership with the Director of Inclusion and Instruction and the Lower School Director, ensure that Inly’s hiring practices and retention practices foster a culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Work directly with the Registrar to build the school and student schedules annually
  • Collaborate with the Manager of Secondary School Placement on the application and placement process for graduating students
  • Submit and report on annual goals and objectives for the Upper School


Strong Candidates will have: 

  • Master’s Degree
  • Minimum five years of teaching experience (preferably in grades 4–8) with a minimum of three years of leadership or managerial experience
  • An eagerness to embrace multicultural perspectives with experience building an inclusive environment and a commitment to anti-bias teaching practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong teams
  • Demonstrated experience in Project Based Learning
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to problem-solve
  • Understanding of differentiated and developmentally based models of teaching and learning (Montessori a plus, but not required)
  • Understanding of new educational models and best practices in education
  • Initiative to work independently and make decisions routinely
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to establish and manage multiple priorities; ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality


Working Expectations:

Your role is essential in nurturing and developing young minds. Our expectations for this dynamic position include:

  • Stationary and Active Balance: This role requires a balance between remaining stationary and actively engaging within the school environment. Your presence and participation are vital in both settings.
  • Mobility and Resource Utilization: Our campus is a sprawling 13 acres with multiple buildings. The ability to move about the school is necessary for accessing and utilizing various resources that are integral to our operation.
  • Clear and Effective Communication: As a pivotal member of our team, your ability to communicate information and ideas clearly is essential. This ensures a robust and understanding network among staff, students, and parents.
  • Physical Involvement: The role regularly involves lifting items, including children, weighing up to 30 pounds. This aspect of the job is crucial for supporting the physical care and educational activities of our students.
  • Outdoor Activities Engagement: Our curriculum incorporates daily outdoor activities, requiring you to work in various weather conditions. This aspect of the role is instrumental in promoting outdoor learning and appreciation among our students.
  • Inclusivity and Support: We are dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment. If requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship. 
  • Adaptability and Role Evolution: As our school grows and evolves, so may your role. Our supervisors are always looking to enhance our team’s skills and may revise or add duties to reflect these changes. Flexibility and a willingness to adapt are appreciated as we all strive towards our common goal of exceptional education and care.


We offer Competitive Pay and Benefits. Benefits offerings include Medical with HSA plan, Dental plan, Retirement 403(b), Life insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Flexible spending accounts, Vision care, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, Legal Shield and Aflac. 


A Note to Potential Candidates:

Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary folks and BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.


To apply for this position, please email your resumé and cover letter to: employment@inlyschool.org.  

Inly School

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