Employment Opportunities

Lead Guide (All levels)

We are accepting applications for lead guides at all levels.

The ideal lead guide candidate will have:

  • At least three years of Montessori teaching experience at one level
  • AMI or AMS Montessori training (AMI required at 0-3 and 3-6 levels)

More importantly, we are seeking lead guides with:

  • Deep knowledge of Montessori theory
  • Impressive experience with how to apply Montessori theory successfully
  • A talent for innovative problem solving that is consistent with those same Montessori principles and practices
  • An affinity for learning while leading a class
  • A desire to shape a connected community of staff, parents, and students

Thacher teaching staff members strive for the following qualities:

  • Flexibility in addressing children’s needs
  • Excellent observation skills
  • A sense of humility with peers
  • Great communication skills with parents
  • The ability to listen and be present
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Please email a letter of interest and résumé for consideration to Deba Dunn Palma, Head of School.

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The Montessori Teacher

Located within a half-mile of Boston city limits, the school enjoys a rich cultural and geographic diversity in a natural setting, lying between a 7,000-acre nature preserve and The Wakefield Estate, a 23-acre arboretum with livestock and specimen gardens.

Each of our 11 classrooms in a 1989 building designed for Montessori schooling is led by a Montessori trained guide, assisted by a second faculty member and, at the elementary and adolescent levels, specialists. The school is AMS accredited for all ages and recognized at the 0-3 and 3-6 levels by AMI. With a strong foundation built over the last 46 years, the school is poised to carry out its missions as a fully realized and still developing Montessori community.