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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Montgomery School. Montgomery School faculty and staff serve approximately 237 students in Prekindergarten through 8th grade. A critical component of employment at Montgomery School is supporting and modeling the School’s mission:

Montgomery School is an independent, co-educational day school serving prekindergarten through grade eight in Chester Springs, PA. The School is dedicated to the development of each child in mind and body through academics, fine and performing arts, and athletics in an enriching cultural and physical environment. The School is equally committed to the development of each child's character, with an emphasis on integrity, respect, responsibility, and service to others.
  • The Montgomery School ethos is based on its mission, and the school’s motto: Veritas, Pietas, Caritas (Truth, Loyalty, Compassion). Faculty and staff are expected to support and value the school’s mission.
  • Montgomery School faculty model the mission’s ideals as well. Professional and personal integrity is required and expected in our faculty and staff.
  • The curriculum is based on three principle tenets: Mind, Body, and Character. These three tenets are balanced throughout a student’s education at Montgomery School and supported by our curriculum planning and development.
  • Professional development is encouraged and expected: As participants in a learning community, we share in the process and model the behavior of life-long learners.
  • Teachers are expected to show proficiency and passion in their subject area.
  • Leadership opportunities are offered to faculty and staff at times. Employees are expected to work as a team and to accept greater responsibility when applicable.
  • Montgomery School faculty and staff are expected to have an understanding of developmental needs of children and a genuine appreciation for children in various stages of development.
If you would like to count yourself among us, we invite you to contact us to submit your application for consideration to become a part of the Montgomery School faculty and staff. Current opportunities are listed below.

Employment Opportunities at Montgomery

School Counselor

Montgomery School seeks a highly qualified and committed individual to oversee the learning and social/emotional support services for students in grades PreK through Eight. The School Counselor will bring specialized knowledge and insight to our team, and will focus on refining, evaluating, and enhancing the School's comprehensive school counseling program. The School Counselor will work closely with the Lower School Head and Middle School Head, collaborating with educators, parents, and other outside professionals to maintain a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment, strengthening connections between home, school, and community.

The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, be excited about working in a highly collaborative environment, and be talented in providing counsel to students, parents, and colleagues through professional development and research-based practices.

Responsibilities - As a key resource person on our staff, the School Counselor will:

  • Collaborate with administrators, teachers, parents, and outside professionals to holistically support the needs of individual students through intentional prevention and intervention strategies
  • Refine, evaluate, and enhance Montgomery's developmental guidance and classroom character program for PreK through grade Eight
  • Serve as a resource and consultant on mental health and child psychology, connecting staff and families to helpful outside resources when necessary
  • Train and empower students to cope more effectively with environmental and cultural stressors
  • Assist parents and teachers in gaining a better understanding of students' strengths and weaknesses.
  • Possesses knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles; consults with teachers on best practices to meet student needs
  • Coordinate meetings with families and teachers to discuss accommodations, recommendations, and other necessary supports/referrals
  • Support the design of professional development for faculty regarding differentiation, social/emotional needs, learning differences, and techniques for improving the learning of all students
  • Organize and/or present parent education programs in the evening on relevant topics (ex. emerging adolescence, cyberbullying, etc.)
  • Assist the Middle School Head with the continued development and implementation of the Advisory program
  • Work collaboratively with the Health and Physical Education faculty and school nurse in enhancing and delivering the school health curriculum
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with Division Heads as well as grade team meetings and Division meetings

Qualifications: A master's degree from an accredited college or university is required. PA School Counseling certification preferred. Applicants must also have a clear vision for fostering a culture of student flourishing, and wisdom in interpreting various forms of educational testing. Desirable candidates will also be adept in early intervention strategies, pedagogical diversity across the curriculum, and be current in educational best practices.

An independent school founded in 1915, Montgomery School provides a supportive and stimulating environment for 240 students in Prekindergarten through grade 8. The school is known for its commitment to the whole child with a strong academic program and its willingness to challenge students with high standards in a balanced, well-rounded program. In a recent employee engagement survey at Montgomery, 95% of employees indicate they feel their work positively impacts students lives and 93% indicate they are satisfied with the culture within the adult community.

Montgomery School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Sally Keidel, Head of School (msjobs@montgomeryschool.org). Please only include SCHOOL COUNSELOR in the subject line of your email. No phone inquiries please.
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