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.

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

K-1 Classroom Teacher

Position Overview

Rectory School is searching for an experienced, motivated and passionate K-1 Classroom Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The K-1 Classroom Teacher is responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing the academic curriculum by embracing Rectory’s vision and 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 where students do the work of the thinking.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Encourage children to question and explore the world in which they live.
  • Prepare weekly curriculum plans and experiences for your classroom, and makes 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.


  • Knowledge of child development
  • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, Master’s 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, PO Box 68, Pomfret, CT 06258 or via email to


Math Department Team Leader

Position Overview  

The Math Department Team Leader plays an important role in the math department. S/he provides leadership in teaching and learning, program and curriculum development, and fulfilling organizational and departmental responsibilities. The Math Department Team Leader serves as a liaison between the CAE (Committee for Academic Excellence) and the math department. Department team leaders fulfill their responsibilities in alignment and in coordination with the Director of Academics.


  • The team leader, in collaboration with the CAE and department members, evaluates and revises the curriculum for each department. 
  • The team leader also works with the department members to recommend instructional materials for all grade and ability levels.
  • The team leader stays current with developments (reading, research, standards) in his/her respective field and provides department members with information on best practices as well as new ideas and initiatives.
  • The team leader assists in mentoring faculty members and provides on-going guidance for teachers new to teaching, the department, or Rectory. 
  • The team leader also participates in the team evaluation process.
  • The team leader plans and leads department meetings that promote opportunities for conversations about teaching and learning.
  • The team leader assures his or her respective department members have all needed supplies and resources.
  • The team leader attends monthly CAE meetings with other department team leaders to develop and plan program initiatives.
  • The team leader teaches a minimum of three classes, lives in a dormitory on campus, and performs other duties standard to working at Rectory such as advising and coaching.


  • A passion for independent school education as well as the professionalism, energy, and commitment necessary to achieve the responsibilities of this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • B.A. math content area preferred. Advanced degree in education, mathematics, or a related field ideal.
  • Experience teaching programming, preferably in a middle school or upper elementary setting.


Competitive compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

How to Apply

Interested parties are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and at least three references along with contact information. (Email submissions preferred.)

Mrs. Diana Richardson
Headmaster’s Assistant
Rectory School
528 Pomfret Street
P. O. Box 68
Pomfret, CT 06258

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.