Employment Opportunities

Making a difference in the lives of children

At Princeton Montessori School, we believe you’ll find a fulfilling place to work, where respect is a cornerstone of all interactions and learning and collaborating are embraced by all.  Working in a Montessori school means making a difference in the lives of children and their families and growing yourself as a person and professional.

All persons who are employees of the Society share in the responsibility of observing a code of ethics which mandates truthfulness, honesty and integrity in all employee activities. As employees in an American Montessori Society (AMS) accredited school, we pledge to conduct ourselves professionally and personally in ways that will reflect our respect for each other and for the children we serve. We will do whatever is within our talents and capacity to protect the rights of each child to have the freedom and opportunity to develop to full potential.

Princeton Montessori Society is an equal opportunity employer seeking individual candidates who are responsible, respectful, and have a keen interest in learning and developing oneself.

Current Positions

Below are positions for which we are currently hiring. If interested, please complete an employment application and email resume to hr@pmonts.org.

On Call Substitute

Infant through Early Childhood programs

Seeking a focused, calm individual who enjoys working around young children and being a support to teachers.  The candidate should be someone who is interested in learning about the Montessori philosophy of teaching. Responsibilities include assisting teachers and preparing and maintaining a classroom environment in multi-age groupings from infants through age 6.  A quiet and calm demeanor and professional appearance is a must.  Background check necessary and previous experience a plus.  You would be called to work for either an 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM or a 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM schedule on any given day. Competitive hourly salary.

Elementary through Middle School programs

Seeking an energetic, well-balanced individual who enjoys working with older children and is comfortable and familiar implementing lesson plans left by subject teachers.  The candidate should be someone who is interested in learning about the Montessori philosophy of teaching. Responsibilities include assisting teachers, preparing and maintaining a classroom environment in multi-age groupings, and supervising and initiating lesson plans for subject teachers in their absence.  A professional appearance and respectful demeanor is a must.  Background check necessary and previous experience a plus.  You would be called to work for either an 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM or a 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM schedule on any given day. Competitive hourly salary.

Classroom Assistant

Early Childhood & Infant / Toddler programs

Seeking a motivated and responsible individual who enjoys working with younger children. Responsibilities include assisting teachers in the classrooms and in the after-school program, preparing and maintaining the environments, assembling materials, performing preparation tasks for the teachers, and general cleaning.  A professional appearance and respectful demeanor is a must, as well as being receptive to direction, and able to adapt to the cultural expectations of a Montessori classroom. Background check necessary and previous experience a plus.  This is a 12-month position and the hours are 10:15 AM to 6:15 PM Monday through Friday.

AMS Internship Practicum

The Princeton Montessori Society may offer up to three unpaid practicum (internship) opportunities (Infant & Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary I or II and Secondary I) to passionate Montessori educators who have fulfilled the academic requirements through Princeton Center Teacher Education.

Applicants must submit a current résumé, two references along with a philosophical statement regarding his/her interest to become a Montessori teacher.  The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required.  A stipend in the amount of $3,000 will be paid to each participant at the completion of the practicum experience and the fulfillment of the requirements of the PCTE course for the recommendation of an AMS credential.

This practicum is not a guarantee of future employment with the Princeton Montessori Society.

Equal Employment Opportunity is a fundamental principle of the Society. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital or family status, physical characteristics, genetic information, national origin, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

What Parents Are Saying

Our child previously attended a reputable public elementary school. During that time, she often complained that she was bored at school. I was concerned that the school's 'one-size-fits-all' education model was gradually dimming her thirst for knowledge. I wanted the flames of her engagement and curiosity to be fanned, not extinguished. She is now back at Princeton Montessori and I am happy to report that she is no longer bored. In fact, her inner flame has never been stronger!

Our Primary student is learning remotely this year due to the pandemic. He is really is enjoying all the works that come home to him. He tells me things like 'I love my Montessori works' and 'my works are beautiful.' My husband and I see him growing and learning so much even amidst our virtual constraints. Having tailored materials for him to work with makes all the difference in the world and we're grateful for the thought and care you put into curating them.

The other day I came downstairs and my 4-year-old son was listening to 'Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart' on Alexa. He told me that Mozart's dad was named Leopold and his sister was Nannerl (it took him a second to remember her name and it sounded made up, so my husband and I googled it. Sure enough he was right). We asked what else he had been learning and he rattled off Antonio Lucio Vivaldi’s full name and referenced The Four Seasons. I think my jaw is still on the floor. It turns out that the Primary children have been learning about composers this fall and listening to their music. What incredible exposure for these young children!

Princeton Montessori is the very epitome of the principles of Maria Montessori. The School offers a nurturing, creative, academic, and well-rounded development for each child. As a parent, we cannot offer our daughter a more valuable first gift.

The faculty are, bar none, the absolute best. The teachers are very knowledge both about the Montessori philosophy and the best ways to work with children. I ask for their advice and insight for any issues we’re having at home, quite often. They’re also incredibly warm and nurturing with the children in a way I have not seen at any other school.

I’m struck by how much better the Montessori toddlers are at playing and working peacefully with their peers than toddlers in other nursery school programs. I credit the gifted PMonts teachers, and the Princeton Montessori educational approach, for how confident, happy, and collaborative toddlers in the PMonts program seem.

Our son is so proud of being a third-year Primary. He has attended this incredible school since he was one year old. He had absolutely wonderful Toddler teachers and flourished under their care. Now, he is a third-year Primary and we know he will be more than ready for Lower Elementary. Thank you to all the Teachers & Staff!

The school runs with one philosophy and so every faculty member and admin personnel share the same vision for the child. This consistency is unique in our area to Princeton Montessori. Combined with the integration of the teacher training program, we can proudly say that the spirit of Dr. Montessori’s principles permeates every aspect of our school. That’s what I value the most about our school!

Education is both a gift and a right. I feel the teachers at PMonts help our children to appreciate the value of their education. Understanding the value involves looking beyond school and appreciating how education is a tool that will allow them to explore challenging goals, to grow as individuals and most importantly, chase their dreams.

I will never cease to be amazed at the capabilities of the young child. In the Montessori environment, the very youngest students show incredible independence and competence. At Princeton Montessori School the teachers truly help the children to “help me do it myself”.

When I think about my personal philosophy on education I can check all the boxes with regards to the education my daughter is receiving at Princeton Montessori. I feel the teachers motivate the students by focusing on appreciating the value of education and the diversities of peoples around the world while stressing and leveraging the power of the uniqueness in each individual student. Ultimately, the role of an educator is to shape a new generation that will create a safer and better world for the future.

Princeton Montessori School is a school that exceeds any expectations imaginable. The school follows each and every child on an individual basis and nourishes each child’s academic, social, and emotional needs. It is a school where teachers appreciate all unique qualities each child brings.

Princeton Montessori School turned out to be the best investment ever. We made some sacrifices in our lifestyle in order to be able to afford sending both children all the way through 8th grade, but now we are proud to note that we have two capable, confident, well-mannered young adults who are a pleasure to be around and who continue to love to work hard in their studies.