2015-16 Teacher Assistant Program

All positions are currently filled.
Applicant materials may be sent in the event of future vacancies.

The Teacher Assistant at Pear Tree Point School is a full time faculty position designed to prepare recent college graduates, persons changing careers for teaching, or teachers returning to work. Positions may be available in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Five. Our Teacher Assistant Coordinator serves as a mentor and provides instructional workshops throughout the year. Teacher Assistants work side-by-side with our Head Teachers, instruct small groups and support students in small classes.

When ready, Teacher Assistants also teach Core Knowledge science or social studies units. Teacher Assistants are expected to pursue their masters degree in education through a tuition reimbursement benefit. Area graduate schools include Teachers College, Columbia University, Fairfield University, Manhattanville College, Sacred Heart University, The University of Connecticut and others. Compensation for the first year Teacher Assistant is a salary plus tuition reimbursement for graduate classes in education relevant to work at PTPS. Other benefits include group health insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan and a FLEX plan for unreimbursed medical and dependent day care expenses. The salary includes working one day per week in our extracurricular program. Pear Tree Point School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Five coeducational independent day school with small classes, a well defined curriculum and a nurturing atmosphere. Our campus is located on the Goodwives River adjacent to Long Island Sound in Darien, Connecticut.

We have the best staffing ratios in the region and are known for our high academic achievement with the majority of our students qualifying for the Johns Hopkins Talent Search (top 5% in the nation). Children place well in highly competitive schools in our region and around the world. We seek to enhance each child’s self-esteem and confidence, while developing their academic potential.  We are proud to have been National Champions for the Knowledge Masters Open four times. PTPS provides an exceptional working environment for young professionals.


Bachelor’s Degree, experience with children, history of personal accomplishment, caring manner and promise to be an outstanding teacher.

Substitute Teachers

  • We are currently seeking substitute teachers for coverage of academic and specialty classes in Pre-K through Grade Five. Classrooms have a maximum of 15 students. A college degree is required.
  • We are also seeking substitute teachers for Spanish and Mandarin language classes.  Fluency and teaching experience are required.
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a letter of interest and resume to Mrs. Margaret Connelly ( or via fax 203-655-3164).

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Apply for Assistant Teacher Position

Apply for Assistant Teacher Position

Please send a letter of interest, resume and 3 references to:

ATTN:    David Trigaux, Headmaster

Fax:     203-655-3164

Apply for Substitute Teacher Position

Apply for Substitute Teacher Position

Please submit a letter of interest and your resume to:

ATTN: Mrs. Margaret Connelly, Substitute Coordinator

Fax: 203-655-3164
Postal Mail:    
Substitute Coordinator
90 Pear Tree Point Road
Darien, CT 06820