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Classroom Assistant

Thacher Montessori School


Nurturing Boundless Curiosity

Thacher Montessori School (Toddler-AP in Milton, MA) is accepting applications for a Classroom Assistants for the 2021-22 school year.

The preferred assistant candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, but not required
  • Interest in learning about Montessori classrooms
  • A warm and caring personality
  • An affinity for working with children

The assistant shall focus on the following tasks in the classroom:

  • Help children care for the environment
  • Make materials to assist student’s work
  • Help children as directed by teacher
  • Help redirect/focus children, including conflict resolution
  • Observe and report to the teacher the activities of the children
  • Maintain cleanliness of materials and overall classroom environment
  • Help teacher with general classroom management such as setting up parent/teacher conferences, ordering classroom materials or filing

Thacher staff members possess the following qualities:

  • Flexibility in addressing children’s needs
  • Excellent observation skills
  • A sense of humility with peers
  • Direct, respectful communication
  • Embrace Thacher core values in everyday life
  • Respect JEDI principles
  • The ability to listen and be present
  • Sense of Humor

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 9 classrooms in a 1989 building designed for Montessori schooling is led by a Montessori trained teacher, assisted by a second faculty member and, at the elementary and adolescent levels, specialists. The school is recognized at the 0-3 and 3-6 levels by AMI. With a strong foundation built over the last 50 years, the school is poised to carry out its missions as a fully realized and still developing Montessori community.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Deba Dunn, Head of School at  by May 30, 2021.

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