Montgomery School

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Montgomery School. Montgomery School faculty and staff serve approximately 235 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.

Current Opportunities

  • Music Teacher

    Posted on August 13, 2015

    Reports to Lower School Division Head

    Position Purpose
    To develop in students musical fundamentals through a variety of musical experiences, while encouraging the ability to collaborate and create. We are seeking an energetic, ambitious, hard-working, and talented musical individual, who is good at connecting with students, faculty, and the community. The instructor should be creative in the use of age-appropriate techniques and technologies, strong in communication with parents of students of these ages, and excited to work with children and adolescents.

    Primary Responsibility
    The music teacher is a full time member of the school faculty and is responsible for all of the duties that accompany that position. The primary responsibility is to teach music to our youngest students, while providing a responsible, supportive, and safe environment for the students. The position has many functions, these include but are not limited to:

    1. Must have a love for teaching children

    2. Work with the Arts Department Chair and subject area partner in further developing music programs for PreK through Grade 8 to cover a developmentally appropriate curriculum

    3. Excellent piano skills

    4. Direct the grades 4 and 5 chorus

    5. Have solid vocal teaching knowledge and be able to model good singing

    6. Good communicator. Must know how to update school website regularly to share what is happening in the classroom for all grade levels

    7. Complete written semester reports twice a year

    8. Plan and direct annual K-2 (featuring grade 2) production for Grandparents’ Day

    9. Responsible for selecting and preparing music for weekly morning Chapels, the Holiday Concert, and the Spring Concert

    10. Integrate music technology into music curriculum

    11. Open to working with classroom teachers in cross-curricular lessons and projects

    12. Willing to work as vocal/music director for the annual Middle School Musical

    13. Shares new modes of learning music fundamentals through iPad apps and technologies.

    14. Maintain contact with students and parents with regular communication and regularly scheduled evaluations.

    15. Solid vocal pedagogy for training young singers.

    Other skills and qualities necessary for this position are:

    • Working knowledge of GarageBand and any notational tools (Sibelius, Noteflight, or Finale); effective written and oral communication skills; a genuine willingness to collaborate with students and teachers.

    • Ability to use iPads and other technologies in the classroom. Sound board experience is a plus

    • Group or classroom teaching experience strongly preferred


    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Susan Marotta, Lower School Head (smarotta@montgomeryschool.org) by August 20. No phone calls please.‚Äč