School Sponsorships 

The following schools are seeking to sponsor qualified individuals to obtain AMI training through WMI in return for a period of employment with the school. Please contact the schools listed below for more information. If your school would like to be included on this sponsorship list at no cost, please complete this form.

For schools: View a recording of the school sponsorship info session held on Feb. 22, 2024.

AMI Primary Guide and AMI Elementary Guide at North Shore Montessori School (Glendale, WI)2024-04-30T13:52:40-04:00

North Shore Montessori School
4650 N. Port Washington R
Glendale, WI 53212
United States of America

Position: Primary and Elementary Guide

Having sponsored other AMI Montessori trainees, we understand what you need to be successful and provide a Montessori mentor, life coach, and a supportive experienced team. An annual classroom allowance is given for your environment, art supplies, outdoor equipment, etc. Classrooms are equipped with a full set of AMI-approved materials. As an independent, nonprofit school, you have the autonomy to implement Montessori per your AMI training, without compromise…No State-mandated curriculum or standardized tests.

Five miles north of downtown Milwaukee, adjacent to the Milwaukee River and Estabrook Park, North Shore Montessori School offers access to abundant resources both for outings and staff quality-of-life. We value reflection, transparency, and teamwork which is evident in our beautiful, spacious, clean school environment, and all-natural playscape.

We will pay for 50% of your training and living expenses either retroactively or for a future training. We are seeking:

-Elementary Guide (new graduate or starting training) to teach as of August 1, 2024.
-Primary Guide as of August 1, 2025, however, you have the option to work as an assistant, while in training this year.

A competitive salary, health insurance, a retirement plan, professional development and AMI membership means your quality-of-life will be excellent in our warm and friendly community.

Please contact Tracy Theisen at TracyT@MontessoriNorthShore.org and be sure to check out our website, Facebook and Instagram page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Primary and Elementary Guide at Montessori School of Mauldin (Mauldin, SC)2024-04-30T13:54:17-04:00

Position: Primary and Elementary Guide

Montessori School of Mauldin
205b East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
United States of America

Established in 1977, the Montessori School of Mauldin is privately owned with 150 students ages infant to 6th grade. MMS is an academically and fiscally strong school that holds a clear Montessori vision for the future. We are located in Mauldin, SC, a family friendly suburb of beautiful Greenville, SC. Greenville, SC boasts a low cost of living and all the benefits of diverse city life.

MSM has beautiful, spacious, fully stocked classrooms. Our salaries are competitive; we offer medical, dental, and vision benefits, retirement, and tuition remission. Applicants seeking a J-1 visa are encouraged to apply. Adults interested in sponsorhip for Montessori training are also welcome to reach out.

Contact: Samantha Vejay at jobs@mauldinmontessori.com

A to I Lead Guide at Albemarle Montessori (Charlottesville, VA)2024-04-30T13:53:50-04:00

Position: Assistants to Infancy (0-3) Lead Guide

Albemarle Montessori
1550 Insurance Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22911
United States of America

Contact: Adrian Herr at albemarlemcc@gmail.com

Primary and Elementary Guides at Lee Montessori Public Charter Schools (Washington, DC)2024-04-30T13:53:26-04:00

Position: Primary and Elementary Guides

Lee Montessori Public Charter Schools
3025 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20017-1101
United States of America

Lee Montessori operates two free, public charter schools that exist to create a more just, liberated world. We are diverse and interconnected communities that redefine high-quality education by pairing Montessori with Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist practices. We create joyful learning environments where children and families flourish and can show up authentically as their true selves.

We innovate by blending conventional educational practices with progressive Montessori principles that release a child’s innate eagerness to learn. Our network of schools is named after Tahiira Lee, a Montessori teacher born and raised in Washington, DC who advocated for more public Montessori opportunities, especially in low-income communities and for students of color.

Contact: Simon Rodberg at simon@leemontessori.org

Elementary Guide at Mater Amoris Montessori School (Ashton, MD)2024-04-30T13:53:13-04:00

Position: Elementary Guide

Mater Amoris Montessori
18501 Mink Hollow Road
Ashton, MD 20861
United States of America

Mater Amoris Montessori School is located on a 13-acre country campus in Ashton, Maryland. We are a school grounded in a rich history of serving families in the community for over five decades. While holding on to many of the established traditions, we are adapting to meet the needs of our current community, which has experienced rapid growth over the past few years. Adherence to AMI standards while guiding children on their path to becoming global citizens is at the core of our mission.

Individuals wishing to be on staff at Mater Amoris Montessori School must demonstrate an ability to work as part of a dynamic and diverse team. Guides should be skilled at supporting the holistic development of children in their care, should be able to adapt lessons and learning experiences to meet the needs of the children, and should participate in ongoing monitoring of student growth and development. Strong communication skills, a commitment to ethical behavior, and a collaborative nature are key to building relationships with children, parents, and co-workers and are required of all members of the Mater Amoris team.

Contact: Emily Tremblay at emily@materamoris.org

Scholarship Opportunities

WMI does not offer financial aid but applicants are encouraged to apply for scholarship opportunities through the organizations listed below.

The Margaret Elizabeth Stephenson (MES) Fund

The MES Fund was established in 2000 by AMI/USA to honor Margaret Elizabeth Stephenson, who devoted her life to Montessori teacher training. The MES Fund was the first financial aid fund to benefit AMI teacher trainees in the United States. The MES Fund awards partial scholarships to selected students based on financial need in the form of tuition reduction. The fund ensures that qualified individuals seeking AMI teacher training can pursue their dreams, regardless of their financial circumstances.

The MES Fund is now accepting applications for AMI teacher training courses that begin in 2024. Application deadline is May 1, 2024.

Learn More About MES Fund

Black Montessori Education Fund

The Black Montessori Education Fund (BMEF) believes that education has the power to positively transform one’s life. Historically within the African-American community, education was seen as a vehicle for liberation. The BMEF envisions an educational approach that places value on the racial, cultural, economic and spiritual background of all and seeks to support the wholistic development of each individual to their fullest potential.

Learn More About BMEF
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