The format of the Montessori Middle Years Program at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School mirrors the developmental needs of students ages 12-15. Adolescents are experiencing profound and rapid development, both physically and emotionally. With these physical and emotional changes come very specific needs that differ from those of elementary-aged students. Adolescents need a safe learning environment, with ample opportunities for self-reflection and to express their opinions without fear of judgment. 

The thoughtful and developmentally appropriate curriculum engages and fulfills students through a close community and meaningful work. The curriculum is spread over two years. The core curriculum is comprised of five main subject areas: 

  1. Math (advanced math, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry), 
  2. Natural World (life science, physics, chemistry, physical geography), 
  3. Social World (US/World history, government, world religions, human geography, economics), 
  4. Advanced Language Arts, and 
  5. Personal World (health, wellness, study skills, high school prep).

The Middle Years Humanities Teacher is responsible for instructing and guiding 7th and 8th-grade students through a two-year course of study in English grammar and composition (7/8), American History (7), World Geography (8), and World Religions (8). The Middle Years Humanities Teacher and the Middle Years Math and Science Teacher are responsible for co-teaching high school prep. The teacher will guide class instruction, and maintain an individualized and differentiated approach for each student. The teacher will employ the Montessori methods of teaching and will either maintain or work to secure Secondary Montessori credentials from AMI or AMS. The teacher will work collaboratively with the Middle Years Math and Science Teacher, Elementary Teachers, Specialist Teachers, administrators, and other members of St. Stephen’s faculty and staff.   


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field
  • Secondary Montessori credentials from AMI or AMS or willingness to become certified
  • Extensive comprehension of English grammar and composition, American History, World Geography, and World Religions
  • At least 2 years experience teaching middle years or high school level academics; 6th-12th grade level humanities experience preferred
  • Tech-savvy, familiarity with Google Workspace and Classroom, Microsoft Office, and Zoom
  • Creative teaching style
  • Strong classroom management and communication skills 
  • Supportive and flexible team-player
  • Punctual and respectful of the school’s policies and procedures
  • Completion of a successful background check, including fingerprinting
  • Certified in first aid, automated external defibrillator (AED), and CPR, or willing to become so certified
  • Completion of Safeguarding God’s Children training
  • Authorization to work in the United States


  • Teach English grammar and composition, American History, World Geography, World Religions, and high school prep
  • Implement engaging and enriching content, ensuring students explore the breadth and depth of the curriculum and inter-curricular connections
  • Engage students in hands-on learning, project-based learning, research, creative writing, and documentation
  • Maintain discipline and accountability in the classroom
  • Prepare and conduct conferences as needed, maintain constructive relationships with stakeholders, and participate in school events
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Maintain, prepare, and distribute required reports and records
  • Observe and evaluate academic performance
  • Attend faculty/level/individual meetings
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Dress and act professionally 
  • Work collaboratively with the Middle Years Team, including Specialist Teachers

For more information about SSESH, please see our website:  

If you are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to: Ms. Nahla Nasser, Interim Head of School (