The one issue I had with this company was the hours per week. The maximum hours you could work in Aftercare specifically was about 15, and often you weren't allotted that time. It is a bit disorganized, but if you love working with kids, you will enjoy this job greatly!
Director of Development (Former Employee) – Waldwick, NJ – October 14, 2017
Great management and wonderful staff and teachers. Top rate academics with superior-level teachers and co-directors. Wonderful warm and nurturing school. Creativity,curiosity, independence, critical thinking and life-long learning are all highly valued and encouraged and built into the curriculum. I can't say enough about what a great school it is. It was a pleasure going to work.
This is a wonderful private Montessori Education institution for toddlers through Middle School ages, with dedicated staff and teachers, offering a great array of specials classes emphasizing education in the arts and sciences, with modern technology accessible to its students. The school directors are among the most kind, caring, and dedicated people you will know, who's goal it is to enhance children's lives and desire to learn.
Associate Dir of Athletics & Ancillary Programs (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – August 6, 2017
Fantastic staff to work with, families are great however, they tend to be cut throat with staff and will always do what's "best" for the school/company versus putting the staff that has put in years of service. Culture is great in most department, but definitely not strong across the school as a whole between departments.
Fun work environment where you're treated like family
Manager of Operations and Logistics (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – July 19, 2017
The Village School Res Life Program is a great place to work. When you're there you're not an employee but you're family. We try hard to make the culture as great as possible for the students who come so far away to live in the U.S.
This job gave me more challenges than I expected but was happy to take them on. I was given many tasks to deal with such as inventory, restocking school supplies for the teachers, organizing events, communicating to different branches of the school on behalf of the administrator and every other errand the administrator needed for me to do.
No free lunches, significant amount of tasks that I was happy to do.
I interned with The Village School for 4 months so there was no pay but I truly enjoyed my time with the Athletic Dept and learned valuable info that I will carry with me where ever my path shall lead me. The admin, coaching, and teaching staff are all very warm, helpful, and supportive.
Easy commute, wide range of duties and experiences
I loved waking up and exciting to go to work for the first three years I also got to learn clerical work and good customer service skill. The fourth year it changed very unorganized lack of communication for Admin also admin not doing there job but having other do it for them. For 2 years we had director quit in the boarding program. We never really had a good leader to put structure in the program. The pay is good but is it worth it when it comes to hours and you not feeling like you can have a life afterwards. This is a professional job but a lot of admin do not act professional and a lot of talking behind peoples back. Also had lots of problem with HR and payroll with paying people at the right time or refusing to pay.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – September 25, 2015
The school is basically a business with no intentions to look out for its employees. Every year there is a turnover of staff to the numbers of 30 plus teachers. The average pay for the teachers that actually do the work is in no comparison to the competitive market. Many people are given promotions based upon the group that they have lunch with. Students are allowed to get away with continuous behavior issues in order to keep the money rolling. Leadership team truly has no direction but to do what is in their personal interest. As a staff member if you don't fit in they will find a way to get you out the door. This is a school where individuals at the top keep law breaking secrets from others to keep cashing in. (Students having relationships with students that are inappropriate for example) Not worth the money for what the parents pay for.
After Care Provider / Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Waldwick, NJ – September 9, 2015
The Village School located in Waldwick, New Jersey is a Montessori school which provides an individualized system for educating children in a uniquely tailored way to each child's learning needs. It taught me about how to look at situations from a different perspective and generally opened my mind on how differently people think. The co-workers there are extremely dedicated to the job and have a genuine passion for what they do. The most enjoyable part of the job is watching how the children learn, grow, and develop into intellectual individuals.
Unique and upbeat environment with supportive people everywhere
Teacher (Current Employee) – Richardson Texas – July 22, 2015
I love, love love!! working at The Village School and all the learning and growth that I've received here. Its a fun workplace Fast paced. I work with my amazing coworkers and my boss is always providing everything we need to make our jobs easier and more productive
working with great kids and parents! And my amazing boss.
I had an incredible opportunity to work with Junior high school girl athletes in soccer. These student- athletes were from various countries, socio-economic backgrounds and cultures. What brought us together was the love of soccer. Many of the students had never played before and were fairly new to the sport but all had a love for it and an eagerness to learn more of this popular sport in their country they grew up in. This athletic program was a large program and very dedicated to competition, balancing academics and sports and instilling healthy lives for students of all sports. It was such a rewarding experience to work with so many different cultures and create life long relationships with people from all over the world that shared a love for soccer. The most challenging situation was catering to the needs of all players since their knowledge and skill levels were on a broad spectrum of learning the sport of soccer. My primary goal was to create a love of the sport in each player, to set individual goals for each player and to recognize their improvements while building confidence in each young woman with words of affirmation and by identifying their strengths. This school knew exactly how to tap into the hearts of their students and players with their teachers and the activities they provided for all of their student athletes!
My day starts at 6:00 am. I review all operating systems to be on line. I review all work orders and priority emails. Meet with staff and review any outstanding work orders. I walk the facility and make sure that the staff has completed the morning assignments.I make sure that I communicate with management and that the staff is performing their duties. I make sure that everyone is comfortable with the conditions of the facilities and that no incidents are attended immediately. After review that their are no incidents and all request are met, there is a good sense of satisfaction.
completion of work, satisfaction of facility and an honest day of work.