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.

Technology Associate

Princeton Montessori School is seeking a Technology Associate to support the organization in its ongoing need for technology support. This is a new position requiring a daily on-site presence at our beautiful campus located in Princeton, NJ. The ideal candidate would be excited to join an administrative team in a small independent school and would bring a willingness to learn, a passion for their work, and the ability to problem-solve to the position.

The Technology Associate is responsible for providing daily technology support and training to faculty, staff, and students to ensure their needs are being met and issues resolved in a timely manner and implementing the educational technology needs of the organization. The position requires significant interaction with faculty, administration, students, and adult learners to provide hardware and software support and requires a strong bias towards customer service, quality, and end-user satisfaction.

Primary Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provide troubleshooting, support, and training for faculty and staff in their use of Google Workspace for Education

  • Offer timely and helpful technology support to faculty, staff and students

  • Coordinate educational software needs and support the faculty in their use

  • Maintain the school’s educational software licenses and subscriptions. Manage the license agreements and passwords for all educational software

  • Manage the school’s hardware inventory of Macbooks, Chromebooks, iPads, printers, and other peripheral devices

  • Determine best practices for computer usage across the organization, communicate these to school leadership, and coordinate implementation

  • Support the organization on projects requiring tech and/or A/V expertise

Competencies Required:

  • Ability to effectively troubleshooting hardware and software issues in a timely manner

  • Excellent understanding of hardware: Apple products, Chromebooks, iPads, and associated accessories

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with Google Suite for Education (Google certification preferred)

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Experience using and/or implementing educational software for elementary grades (1-8)

  • Ability to provide training to faculty and staff

  • Onsite presence required. Some evening and weekend work may be necessary depending on operations load, project timeline requirements, or urgent support

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum and at two years industry experience, preferably in an educational setting

  • The following would be a plus: Knowledge of FileMaker Pro, K-12 educational technology tools, Project Management methodology, and the ability to see future technology trends

The ideal candidate would possess the following attributes:

  • A customer service-oriented approach and positive “can-do” attitude

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities and while meeting deadlines

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to respond quickly to all communications

  • Commitment to professional development and lifelong learning

  • Strong work ethic, high energy, positive attitude, flexibility, and eagerness to solve problems as they arise

  • Maturity and stability sufficient for a demanding position

Start date: August 2021

Part time: 25-30 hours weekly

Onsite presence required

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@pmonts.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

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.

EXCEPTIONAL is the carefully chosen word to describe Princeton Montessori School. Our family has been part of the PMonts community from elementary through middle school. If I could give every child a gift that gift would be for them to experience the joy of learning every single day at PMonts. The multi-age classes provide the advantage of older students leading younger students and younger students watching the wonderful examples of the older children. The children recognize the strengths of others as being positive and not competitive. Princeton Montessori is much more than academic college prep - it is life prep!

Thanks for a wonderful school year thus far and for doing such a wonderful job for our children during such a challenging year. Princeton Montessori has simply been the gold standard for pandemic education, in my mind.

We love the fact that your guidelines have been clear and appropriate, and impressing upon families how their role is critical in keeping the wider school community safe. Thanks also for sourcing materials and providing seminars on parenting during this particular time. The fact that the school has remained open all this time is a huge testament to you all.

Our daughter loves being at school. She confidently reported that she was happy with the safety measures in place, and that she felt “safe” at school. This was HUGE.

We have always been thrilled with our PMonts experience, and this fall term has sent us through the roof. We are in awe of the tireless work of the faculty and administration, who have made possible such an inspiring in-person program. I have always been broadly grateful for the PMonts education my children have been so lucky to receive; this summer and fall, I felt grateful each and every day.

Princeton Montessori has done an exemplary job in keeping their classrooms open to children and young people during this challenging year. They are simply the gold standard for safely educating our children during the national pandemic.

As a parent (and faculty member), Molly and I are beyond grateful for PMonts. Our children are SO happy here. I am more of a believer than ever before. Miles was fine at his public school but the difference is really clear - here, he is not just fine - he is totally thriving and so happy! I'm amazed.