Lower School Classroom Assistant

Brooklyn, NY

Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Lower School Classroom Assistant. The Classroom Assistant plays a vital role in Poly Prep’s Lower School as they facilitate positive student behavior and engagement while supervising and supporting groups of students during their onsite learning. The Classroom Assistant must exude warmth, patience, and compassion in their support of students. 


April 8, 2024 through June 14, 2024

11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday when class is in session


  • Greet students and create a welcoming learning environment
  • Assist with classroom supervision throughout the morning including arrival, lunch, recess, special subjects, class time, transitions, field trips, and trips to the park
  • Uphold safety protocols, including social distancing, mask wearing, and handwashing at all times
  • Support students at independent centers and choice time
  • Attend to students’ social and emotional needs as they arise
  • Communicate professionally with all members of the community
  • Observe students for health concerns and refer students in need to the health team
  • Collaborate with other faculty and staff as needed
  • Actively participate in a positive school culture through shared duties and other tasks as assigned


Education: High School diploma and at least 2 years of college enrollment required.

Experience: Demonstrated interest and experience in working with children.

Requirements: All employees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination.

Hourly Wage: $20 per hour

Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. 

How to Apply: Click [Apply for this position] to submit your resume, cover letter, and specific evidence of qualifications to Francis Yasharian, Head of Lower School.

Poly Prep is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.