Employment Opportunities

Oak Meadow School was founded in 1977 as a Montessori school for early childhood students. Over the years, elementary and middle school, and most recently, toddler grade levels have been added. Oak Meadow now has a reputation for one being one of the finest independent schools in the country, matriculating its graduates to the most selective independent high schools in New England.

Oak Meadow School is currently embarking upon a new and exciting chapter in its ongoing commitment to professionalism, transparency, excellence, and inclusivity. Over the past year, the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force (composed of teachers, staff, parents, and trustees) has significantly advanced the school’s commitment to equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and justice.

Littleton, Massachusetts is located just northwest of Concord, in one of the top growth areas outside of Boston, and attracts families who value the best educational options available, with housing costs lower than communities closer to Boston. Train service to Boston is easily accessible, and the beautiful outdoor resources of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Cape Cod, and the Berkshires are a short drive away.

Oak Meadow School’s Mission Statement:

Oak Meadow School is rooted in the child-centered Montessori philosophy, which fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and cultural awareness while nurturing children’s spirits. A diverse community of life-long learners, we cultivate confident, independent, and compassionate human beings by providing the tools and experiences needed to embark on rich, meaningful journeys as responsible citizens of the world.

Oak Meadow School does not discriminate in admission, financial aid, or administration of its educational policies and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a qualified handicapped individual.

Open Positions for the 2021–22 School Year:

Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6) Lead Teacher

Job Description:

The Upper Elementary program is organized with approximately seventeen students in each mixed-age classroom.  We are seeking an experienced teacher with a particular passion for working with students in the upper elementary years. You will partner with another lead teacher and teaching assistants in a highly collaborative way to plan the curriculum (math, reading, writing, and humanities) for the entire school year, integrating the Montessori method, research-based innovative teaching practices, and social-emotional learning.

We are especially looking for candidates with the following qualities:

  • Team player who is willing to ask questions and work collaboratively
  • Eagerness to learn and deepen one’s own capacities in Montessori method and 21st century teaching practices
  • Creativity, flexibility and a willingness to take risks and try new ideas
  • Skilled in establishing positive relationships with students, parents and colleagues

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree required and MA preferred
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience
  • A strong foundation in and understanding of Montessori philosophy and pedagogy
  • Interest in current educational research about innovation and social-emotional learning
  • Commitment to guiding children in the discovery of their own unique talents and potential
  • Commitment to professional growth and continuing education
  • Montessori certification 6-12 is preferred (training is available for a qualified candidate: A commitment to Montessori certification/training is required as part of the role)

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Matching IRA plan
  • Health, Dental and Flexible Spending (FSA)
  • Extensive professional development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement program for eligible employees seeking Montessori training
  • Oak Meadow tuition remission for eligible children of full-time employees

To apply, candidates should send the following information by email:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position
  • A current resume
  • A brief statement (not more than one page) of your educational philosophy, including your background and experience with children and education

Applications should be sent to:

Jay Scheurle
Head of School
employment@oakmeadow.org

Applications must be made by email. Electronic file names should begin with your last name and indicate Upper Elementary position

Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6) Assistant Teacher

Job Description:

Oak Meadow School seeks an experienced person to assist in our Upper Elementary Program (grades 4 – 6) for the 2021-22 school year. This position will involve collaboration with the Lead Teachers, with the following primary responsibilities:

  • Maintaining an organized learning environment
  • Supporting the routines of the classroom with guidance from the Lead Teachers, facilitating the learning process for children
  • Promoting/preserving a nurturing and stimulating learning environment
  • Assisting student groups with transitions (arrivals/dismissals/class-class)
  • Co-supervising student groups (lunch/recess/field trips)
  • Actively and clearly communicating with Lead Teachers in support of student learning and well-being

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree required
  • Experience in elementary classroom preferred
  • Commitment to supporting children in the discovery of their own unique talents and potential
  • Commitment to professional growth and continuing education
  • Interest in learning more about Montessori education

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Matching IRA plan
  • Health, Dental and Flexible Spending (FSA)
  • Tuition reimbursement program for eligible employees seeking Montessori training
  • Oak Meadow tuition remission for eligible children of full-time employees

To apply, candidates should send the following information by email:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position
  • A current resume

Applications should be sent to:

Jay Scheurle
Head of School
employment@oakmeadow.org

Applications must be made by email. Electronic file names should begin with your last name and indicate Upper Elementary Asst Teacher position

Beginners (Ages 15 mos. - 3 yrs.) Lead Teacher

Job Description:

Oak Meadow School seeks a highly motivated and energetic person to be a lead teacher in our Beginner’s Program (ages 15 months – 3 years). We are seeking an experienced teacher with a particular passion for working with the youngest children in our community.  Applicants should have a Montessori Infant-Toddler credential from an accredited training center and consistently use current Montessori research and data to institute best classroom practices. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with a classroom assistant, communicate confidently with parents, both verbally and in writing, and have strong organizational skills that allow for the structure and routine young children need. The candidate will offer flexible thinking, curiosity, and creativity as part of a larger teaching team that strategizes and explores the implementation of core Montessori principles.

We are especially looking for candidates with the following qualities:

  • Team player who is willing to ask questions and work collaboratively
  • Eagerness to learn and deepen one’s own capacities in the Montessori method and 21st century teaching practices
  • Skilled in establishing positive relationships with the children, parents, and colleagues
  • Excels in communicating with parents, both verbally and in written form
  • Has the ability to create a warm and welcoming prepared environment that is safe and nurturing
  • Meets the individual needs of multi-age learners with a range of learning styles
  • Has a commitment to supporting the school’s mission 

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree required 
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience
  • A strong foundation in and understanding of Montessori philosophy and pedagogy
  • Interest in current educational research about innovation and social-emotional learning
  • Commitment to guiding children in the discovery of their own unique talents and potential
  • Commitment to professional growth and continuing education
  • Montessori infant/toddler certification is preferred (training is available for a qualified candidate: a commitment to Montessori certification/training is required as part of the role)

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Matching IRA plan
  • Health, Dental and Flexible Spending (FSA)
  • Extensive professional development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement program for eligible employees seeking Montessori training
  • Oak Meadow tuition remission for eligible children of full-time employees

To apply, candidates should send the following information by email:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position
  • A current resume
  • A brief statement (not more than one page) of your educational philosophy, including your background and experience with children and education

Applications should be sent to:

Jay Scheurle
Head of School
employment@oakmeadow.org

Applications must be made by email. Electronic file names should begin with your last name and indicate Beginners Teacher position

K - 8 Learning Specialist

Job Description:

Oak Meadow School seeks a full-time, experienced Learning Specialist for the 2021-2022 school year.  The Learning Specialist will work with students, teachers, and families in the K-8 program levels. The candidate will work collaboratively with teachers and administrators to provide support and build teacher capacity in the areas of social-emotional learning, executive functioning and academics. The candidate will be expected to conduct observations and informal assessments, consult with teachers regarding appropriate accommodations and interventions, draft individualized Learning Plans, and support the implementation of these plans. Additionally, the Learning Specialists will work closely with teachers and administrators to guide families who seek additional support services for their children. Ideally, this candidate will have previous experience or knowledge of the Montessori philosophy or be willing to learn and apply some of its deep-rooted practices.  

An ideal candidate:

  • Understands and promotes the school’s mission and vision.
  • Sees the best in people.
  • Is warm, patient and kind.
  • Works collaboratively with multiple constituencies within the community.
  • Is well-versed in intervention strategies and relevant programs for social-emotional learning, executive functioning and core academic areas.
  • Has experience teaching and supporting students across the K-8 grade levels.
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree required and MA in Special Education preferred
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience 
  • Interest in current educational research about innovation and social-emotional learning
  • Commitment to guiding children in the discovery of their own unique talents and potential
  • Commitment to professional growth and continuing education

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Matching IRA plan
  • Health, Dental and Flexible Spending (FSA)
  • Extensive professional development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement program for eligible employees seeking Montessori training
  • Oak Meadow tuition remission for eligible children of full-time employees

To apply, candidates should send the following information by email:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position
  • A current resume
  • A brief statement (not more than one page) of your educational philosophy, including your background and experience with children and education

Applications should be sent to:

Jay Scheurle
Head of School
employment@oakmeadow.org

Applications must be made by email. Electronic file names should begin with your last name and indicate Learning Specialist position