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.

Miss Blakelock talking to Jay about his clay mask project.
Mr. Campbell looks over secondary school options with Zach.
Miss Slocum works with her 8th-grade class.

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.

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. 

Application for Employment

Rectory School is enriched by the diversity of its members. The School recognizes and respects individual differences in background and, except in cases of a bona fide occupational need, or as otherwise permitted or required by law, does not discriminate in any of its employment policies or practices on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression other protected classes recognized by applicable federal and state laws.

Opportunities for Employment

Middle School Tutor

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. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide one-on-one and small-group support/instruction for students.
  • Make regular assessments of student achievement and progress.
  • Report regularly on student achievement and progress.
  • Meet with individual parents as necessary to discuss the progress of their children.
  • Assist with the writing of individual learning plans that will target pupils’ specific curricular/learning needs.
  • Support teachers with learning support and assessment accommodations.
  • Develop and maintain communication and documentation protocols related to learning support.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in special education or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, admin, and parents.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor.

Please email cover letter, resume and three references to Diana Richardson, Assistant to the Headmaster at email address drichardson@rectoryschool.org.

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.