The Rectory School

An Independent, Coed, Junior Boarding (5-9) and Day School (Early Childhood-9)

Why Work At Rectory?

Ask anyone who works at Rectory, and you'll find a person happy to be part of a thriving, vital place of learning that makes the difference in young people's lives. Maybe it's time for you to be part of our community. Please respond by email or letter to the contact names listed for each position.

School Profile

Rectory School was founded in 1920 when the Reverend and Mrs. Frank H. Bigelow sought to create an individualized learning program for their son John. The benchmark program, IIP, has developed into a distinct advantage of a Rectory education. Rectory has the capacity to meet the educational needs and aspirations of a wide range of students – from strong traditional learners to those who have inquisitive minds but need more academic support.

Rectory School’s 138-acre rural campus provides a scenic and secure home to approximately 270 students covering the ages from Pre-K to 9th grade. Rectory is a coeducational institution at all levels. The 5th – 9th grade junior school has approximately 210 students 145 of which are boarding students. These students come to Rectory from all around the United States and from nine different countries. The average class size is 10, and the student teacher ratio is 4:1.

Application for Employment

Opportunities for Employment

K-1 Classroom Teacher

K-1 Classroom Teacher

Rectory School is searching for an experienced, motivated, and passionate K-1 Classroom Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The K-1 Classroom Teacher is responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing the academic program utilizing current best practices in education; communicating with families about students’ progress; promoting equity and diversity; and supporting the mission of the school. The qualified candidate will possess a joyful spirit, strong pedagogical skills, deep content knowledge in literacy and numeracy, and a strong ability to establish a positive classroom culture.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Encourage children to question and explore the world in which they live.
  • Prepare weekly curriculum plans and experiences for your classroom and make sure that they accurately reflect the school’s mission and philosophy.
  • Provide individualized, small and large group instruction in order to support the diverse needs of each child.
  • Show strong interpersonal and collaborative skills and an interest to work closely with other colleagues, as well as independently.
  • Develop and maintain communication and a positive relationship with parents.
  • Attend all faculty, family, and parent meetings as required.
  • Exhibit total commitment to maintaining high expectations for our children and the professional standards, policies, and procedures of Rectory School.
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Requirements:

  • Knowledge of child development.
  • Bachelors degree in elementary education, Masters degree is desirable.
  • Elementary teaching certification.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The grade K-1 teacher reports to the Director of Elementary and will work closely with all other members of the Elementary team. Competitive compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Maria Carpenter, Director of Elementary, Rectory School, P.O. Box 68, Pomfret, CT 06258 or via email to mcarpenter@rectoryschool.org.

Middle School Tutor

RECTORY’S INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION PROGRAM (IIP) celebrates the uniqueness of each person. A pioneer among junior boarding schools in individualizing instruction, Rectory has provided our students with one-to-one instruction as an integral part of our educational milieu since our founding in 1920. Rectory’s IIP is designed to address a range of academic needs (remediation and enrichment) with seamless integration into the academic day. Ask any Rectory student and learn the importance that he or she places on the relationship built between tutor and tutee. 

Tutor Position:
Rectory School has an opening for a full-time Tutor in our middle school (grades 5-9). In addition to tutoring and coaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is expected to serve as a dorm parent in one of the school residences. A desire to work with middle school students is essential. Experience with student-centered teaching and having experience working with students with specific learning differences is preferred.

Any offer of employment with Rectory School is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug test in accordance with company policy.

Facilities and School Safety

The following notifications are required by law and should not be construed to indicate the existence of any hazardous conditions in our school buildings.

Asbestos Management Plan 2017-2018

THE RECTORY SCHOOL
NOTIFICATION
ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN

JULY 20, 2017

IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTIONS 19A-333-1 THROUGH -13 OF THE REGULATIONS OF CONNECTICUT STATE AGENCIES, “ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS IN SCHOOLS,” WE NOTE THE AVAILABILITY OF OUR ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN (AMP) FOR REVIEW. THE AMP IS AVAILABLE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS, SCHOOL PERSONNEL AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES, EPA AND STATE REPRESENTATIVES, AND THE PUBLIC.

THE AMP INCLUDES REPORTS OF 3-YEAR AND 6-MONTH INSPECTIONS, REPORTS OF ASBESTOS REMOVALS AND OTHER RESPONSE ACTIONS, TRAINING, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES AND OTHER INFORMATION OF OUR ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

THIS AMP IS MAINTAINED IN THE FACILITIES OFFICE AND IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW DURING NORMAL OFFICE BUSINESS HOURS. MR. MARIO HURTADO AT PHONE NO 860 234 0966 IS THE DESIGNATED PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING THE RECTORY SCHOOL ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

WE REMIND YOU THAT THIS NOTIFICATION IS REQUIRED BY LAW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO INDICATE THE EXISTENCE OF ANY HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS IN OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

Safety Reports