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Lead Primary Teacher at Bryant Woods Montessori Children’s House (Columbia, MD)2024-06-17T08:37:09-04:00

Bryant Woods Montessori Children’s House
10449 Green Mountain Cir
Columbia, MD 21044
United States of America

Position: Lead Primary Teacher

Founded in 1969, Bryant Woods Montessori Children’s House is a nonprofit, single room schoolhouse in downtown Columbia, MD. Typically, we have between 15 and 20 students enrolled, ages 3-6, in a single classroom. One of the things that frequently immediately strikes visitors is how calm and well-ordered our classroom is, partly because there’s just one classroom, and everyone has ample space.

We’re fully AMS accredited/Pathway Step 10, one of the few in the area, and nearly our entire staff is Montessori certified, including the administrators.

We strive for academic excellence, but also a very strong sense of community. There’s strong parental support for the administration and teachers, and the parents throw a variety of social events throughout the year – visits to area museums, the local lakes, nature centers, farms, nighttime pajama party, and the school’s fall festival, where this past year we bobbed for donuts, had a tent made into a haunted house, guessed the candy corn count in the jar, ring toss, and more. When one of the families was going through a rough time last year, the others organized themselves to make a meal train for them, to help make things a bit easier. We aim to provide an authentic Montessori experience, but also to form a bit of the “village” it takes to raise a child.

We’re looking for an experienced lead teacher. We are also potentially looking for a second teacher to co-lead the class, who could be someone less experienced, looking to work with and learn from more experienced Montessorians. We think there’s no nicer place in the region to practice your craft than in this calm and joyful environment, with a really wonderful group of children, and with very experienced Montessorians administering the school.

We’re offering $45,000-$60,000, depending on experience. We hope you’ll consider reaching out.

To apply, email Alicia Jensen at

Date listed: 6/17/2024

AMI Primary Guide at Three Tree Montessori School (Burien, WA)2024-06-12T14:42:15-04:00

Three Tree Montessori School
220 SW 160th St.
Burien, WA 98166
United States of America

Three Tree Montessori School seeks a Primary Guide to join our community beginning August 2024.

This is your opportunity to join a community of deeply committed and experienced educators committed to the highest Montessori standards and fully equipped learning environments with extensions to the outdoors for all levels. It is common for someone to walk through our doors and feel like this school is where they belong. Three Tree is a beautiful and bright AMI-recognized school located 15 minutes south of downtown Seattle in the scenic Pacific Northwest, with easy access to both mountains and water. Montessori education is offered to children in 2 toddler, 5 primary, 1 lower elementary and 1 upper elementary environments. The school is growing and adding a second lower elementary classroom in the fall.

Our ideal candidate is a positive person who holds an AMI Primary Montessori Diploma, possesses strong communication and organizational skills, Montessori classroom experience, embraces professional teamwork and collaboration, and brings a kind spirit to the important work of building relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.

Salary range is $52-60K. Benefits currently include healthcare benefits (medical insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance), retirement benefits, and PTO of 10 days.

Whether you are a newly trained Primary Guide or have extensive experience, we look forward to hearing from you!

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Nicole Cook at

Applicants must:
*Have an AMI Primary diploma
*Be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Date listed: 6/12/2024

Primary Guide at Wheaton Montessori School (Wheaton, IL)2024-06-11T22:36:59-04:00

Wheaton Montessori School
1980 N Gary Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187
United States of America

Find your dream job as a primary guide at Wheaton Montessori School! We offer the BEST group of children – the BEST staff – the BEST parents. The only element missing is YOU!

We are located outside of Chicago near Metro for city access. Picture yourself on a beautiful campus with fully equipped classrooms. Our focus is on relationships and community, and we are ready to support and encourage you to follow authentically your AMI training and albums.

Interview immediately for Fall 2024 and Fall 2025. We offer great pay and benefits. Newly trained teachers are welcome. Please send your resume and introductory email to

Date listed: 6/12/2024

Co-Teacher/Guide for Established Montessori Elementary Class at Full Circle Montessori School (Arlington, VA)2024-06-07T13:51:43-04:00

Full Circle Montessori School
870 S Greenbrier St
Arlington, VA 22204
United States of America

Position: Co-Teacher/Guide for Established Montessori Classroom

Do you want to:

  • Execute authentic Montessori?
  • Serve a diverse socio-economic community in a unique private school setting?
  • Create partnership with parents through a robust parent education program?
  • Be part of a TEAM?

Full Circle Montessori School in Arlington, VA wants to meet you! Send a cover letter and resume to

Date listed: 6/7/2024

Assistant Teacher for Young Children’s Community at Aidan Montessori School (Washington, DC)2024-06-05T17:02:07-04:00

Aidan Montessori School
2700 27th Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States of America

Aidan is seeking an assistant for our Young Children’s Community to begin in August 2024.

Are you passionate about early childhood education? Do you enjoy a working environment that supports you in your professional growth? Are you inspired and motivated to create a nurturing Montessori community for children in our nation’s capital? Join Aidan Montessori School and help us continue to foster our mission of helping children realize their full potential while creating a community centered on curiosity, respect, humanity, and peace.

Founded in 1961, Aidan is an independent AMI Montessori school, serving 160 students, ages 18 months through Grade 6, in the beautiful Woodley Park neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. Aidan is one of the oldest AMI Montessori schools in the United States. In addition to our deep commitment to authentic Montessori education, we strive to cultivate and maintain a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community.

Learn more and apply here.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of the classroom environment through care and maintenance, including but not limited to creating and repairing materials, cleaning the environment, refilling supplies, preparing and supervising snacks and laundry, and keeping materials in good condition.
  • Supporting the Lead Montessori Teacher by helping establish a classroom culture of calm, respect, and productive work; assisting in the maintenance of current and accurate attendance records; observing the activities of the students and communicating observations to the guides; supporting with all transitions; helping with naptime.
  • Be a model to students of integrity, curiosity, responsibility, creativity, and respect for all persons as well as demonstrate respect and appreciation for racial, cultural, and gender diversity.

Required Experience, Qualifications, and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Early Childhood Development/Montessori Certification
  • At least three years of experience with children ages 18 months to 3 years old.
  • Embrace and embody the school’s mission as a dedicated member of the Montessori community.
  • A willingness to support a culture of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong attention to detail and organization, and passion for creating an inclusive and dynamic learning environment.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination

Preferred Experience, Qualification, and Attributes:

  • Experience in a Montessori Classroom.

Click here for the Assistant’s job description.

Benefits include Health Insurance (including dental and vision), Flex Compensation Plan, ongoing Professional Development support, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Parental Leave, Life Insurance, a Retirement Plan, tuition remission, and Paid Leave.

Aidan Montessori School does not discriminate against applicants based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, or gender expression.

Date listed: 6/6/2024

I-C Toddler Guide/Teacher at Casa dei Bambini School (Palo Alto, CA)2024-06-03T23:20:58-04:00

Casa dei Bambini School, Inc.
457/463 College Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Casa dei Bambini School is looking for an awesome Montessori trained Lead Toddler Teacher.

When to start: August 2024
Salary: $67,000 + $2,000 Sign In Bonus (Annual Increases)

Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick Days, Up to 6 weeks per year of paid vacation, paid Holidays, Professional Development Education Fund, Transportation Fund of up to $100 per month, Child’s Tuition, employee 401K, BAMA Membership, AMI Membership. Visa & Permanent Residency Sponsorship.

Montessori Credential/Degree/ Diploma for the 0-3 Level, in lieu a 3-6 Level Credential/Degree/Diploma with substantial Infant/Toddler experience, Ability to Work in the USA, Written & Oral Communication skills, College units, Bachelor preferred, Master’s a plus. Languages Mandarin or Spanish.

Intrinsic Qualities:
Kind, gentle, committed to Montessori Principles, deep understanding of Montessori Theory, willing and able to start a brand new classroom!
Team player, Organized, Growth Mindset, interested in giving the World to the children, great sense of humor, loves to create appropriate materials/jobs, enjoys an impeccable physical environment.

Please send your resume and CV to Sandra de Balzaretti, Head of School CEO, at (650) 473-9401

Date listed: 6/4/2024

Lead Primary Guide at Corte Madera Montessori (Corte Madera, CA)2024-06-03T23:21:15-04:00

Corte Madera Montessori
50 El Camino Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
United States of America

Corte Madera Montessori (CMM) is seeking two AMI Lead Primary (3-6) guides. CMM has been serving the families of Marin County, just north of the Golden Gate bridge, for more than 30 years. We are a family owned and operated school with an intimate supportive environment dedicated to providing children with a loving and authentic Montessori experience.

Our sun-filled classrooms have materials that represent the full Primary Montessori curriculum. Our children also have access to a courtyard with garden plots, a large playground, and nature walks.

This is a full-time position beginning August 21, 2024. The position is for the academic calendar year although summer work for lead teachers is optional.

Our ideal candidate:
• Holds a Primary AMI Diploma
• Desires to be a part of a team focused on continued improvement
• Is interested in providing and receiving feedback and mentorship
• Is dedicated to implementing authentic Montessori principles and curriculum

We offer:
• Competitive Pay, starting at the equivalent of $37/hour
• 401K plan (with 6% matching)
• Full Medical and Dental Benefits
• 5 weeks Paid vacation, additional federal holidays, and sick days
• Annual Holiday bonus
• Retention bonus

Candidates from out of the area will be offered a $5,000 relocation package.

Contact: Please email a cover letter and resume and/or any questions to Sharra Weasler at

Date listed: 6/4/2024

AMI 0-3 Guide at Fiore Montessori School (Vienna, VA)2024-06-03T23:13:41-04:00

Fiore Montessori School
1629 Beulah Road
Vienna, VA 22182
United States of America

Fiore Montessori School seeks a talented and passionate Montessorian to lead our Nido program.  We are in search of an AMI 0-3 trained Guide who would be interested in joining our faculty to integrate into the school community during the summer of 2024 or latest by mid August 2024.

This is a great opportunity for a new guide who hopes to observe and learn from experienced mentors, although previous experience is considered a plus. Fiore is also willing to consider sponsorship for the right Primary Guide interested in taking the AMI Assistants to Infancy Training Course.

Conveniently located on two neighborhood campuses just 20 miles outside of Washington DC, our lovely environments are well-equipped with the full range of Nienhuis materials. We also are pleased to have both wooded and grassy outdoor areas for student exploration and physical activities.

Fiore is dedicated to supporting its teachers/guides with competitive salaries, benefits, professional development and growth opportunities. We also regularly offer coaching from AMI trainers and consultants as new guides establish successful working environments. Kindly email your resume with a cover letter describing your background and interest to:

Date listed: 5/24/2024

Elementary Guide at Lee Montessori Public Charter Schools (Washington, DC)2024-05-23T14:01:09-04:00

Lee Montessori Public Charter Schools
2345 R St SE
Washington, DC 20020
United States of America

Position: Elementary Guide SY2024-2025

With guidance and support from the Head of School and the Elementary Coach, the Elementary Guide will lead a Montessori elementary classroom of approximately 27 to 30 children, ages 6-9. The Elementary Guide will be responsible for presenting the Elementary curriculum to students, participating in parent education and conferences and other family engagement, record and data management, and student assessment and intervention.

Visit website for more information and to apply. 

Date listed: 5/23/2024

Upper Elementary Guide at Breakthrough Montessori Public Charter School (Washington, DC)2024-05-23T14:01:03-04:00

Breakthrough Montessori PCS
6923 Willow St NW
Washington, DC 20012
United States of America

Breakthrough Montessori is looking for Upper Elementary Guides!

Breakthrough Montessori is a public charter school in Washington, DC serving children ages 3 to 13. Our mission is to enable children to develop within themselves the power to shape their lives and the world around them. At Breakthrough, we believe in the unbounded potential of all children. Students of all races, classes, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and backgrounds deserve a personalized education.

Our school is grounded by an institutional commitment to development, prevention and community. We support human development through an uncompromising application of the time-tested Montessori instructional model. We support prevention through our commitment to early learning, support and intervention that enables us to address learning challenges quickly and effectively. Finally, we support community through an intensive approach to family engagement that fosters support, connection and life-long learning.

Under the direction of the Principal and Coach, the guide plans and provides appropriate learning experiences for students. They prepare a structured, student-centered learning environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all children. As a public school, it is important that our diverse population of students all have equitable access to instruction, social-emotional support, and opportunities for self-development. The guide plays the central role in creating a prepared environment in which this is possible.

Compensation: Salary starts at $57,000 and will be commensurate with degree and years of experience

Apply here:

Date listed: 5/22/2024

AMI Elementary Guide at Fiore Montessori School (Vienna, VA)2024-05-23T14:00:46-04:00

Fiore Montessori School
1629 Beulah Road
Vienna, VA 22182
United States of America

Fiore Montessori School is in search of a talented and passionate AMI Elementary Guide interested in joining our dedicated faculty and supportive culture.

Previous experience is considered a plus, particularly for a person who would be interested in growing into an Elementary Coordinator position on our staff. We are also open to considering AMI training sponsorship for the right individual already trained at the AMI Primary level or with an AMS Elementary background. All candidates must be able to work in the US. Visa sponsorship requests will not be considered at this time.

Conveniently located on two neighborhood campuses just 20 miles outside of Washington DC, our lovely elementary environments at both campuses are well-equipped with the full range of Nienhuis materials. We are pleased to have both wooded and grassy outdoor areas for student exploration and physical activities.

Fiore is dedicated to supporting its teachers/guides with competitive salaries, benefits, professional development and growth opportunities. We regularly support our teachers with coaching from AMI trainers and consultants as they establish successful working environments.

Kindly email your resume with a cover letter describing your background and interest in working with our school to:

Date listed: 5/16/2024

Lower Elementary Lead Guide at Christian Family Montessori School (Washington, DC)2024-05-23T14:00:32-04:00

Christian Family Montessori School
201 Allison St NW, Suite B
Washington, DC 20011
United States of America

Christian Family Montessori School is accepting applications for a Lower Elementary Guide. Candidates must have an AMI diploma or be currently enrolled in an AMI elementary training course. Teaching experience at this level is preferred. We are a welcoming community that values collaboration and inclusivity. Our ideal candidate is a guide who is passionate about working with children, has an optimistic view of their capacities, and a strong grounding in Montessori philosophy.

Established in 1981, CFMS serves a diverse student body of students ages 3-12 in the heart of Washington DC and is fully recognized by AMI. In the fall of 2024 we will add an Adolescent Program that will serve grades 7-8. Unique among the region’s independent schools, our lower tuition attracts families who wouldn’t otherwise consider private education. Our students come from a wide range of socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds, and from various family structures. We are a LGBTQIA friendly community. CFMS serves the development of the whole child by pairing Montessori with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, retirement, professional development, and fully paid health insurance. Positions require authorization to work in the United States. To apply, please submit a cover letter and current resume to:

Jan Deason
Director of Faculty Support
Christian Family Montessori School

Date listed: 5/16/2024

Lower Elementary Montessori Guide at Aya Montessori (Columbia, MD)2024-05-23T13:59:56-04:00

Aya Montessori
10820 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
United States of America

Aya Montessori is looking for a passionate educator to lead one of its vibrant Elementary Environments starting SY 2024/2025 (Academic Year begins August 19, 2024).

Position: Elementary Montessori Guide
Level & Program: Lower Elementary (Ages 6-9) – AMI Diploma Required
Salary Range: $60K-$75K

About Aya: Discover Aya Montessori, a beacon of excellence in Columbia, MD. We specialize in authentic Montessori education paired with Arabic language learning and infused with optional spiritual tracks, such as Islamic Education and Quran memorization. Our dedicated team of 30+ educators proudly serves 180+ students aged 2-12 in our new state-of-the-art facility. Aya is an MSDE-approved non-public school, a state-validated Montessori program, and a licensed childcare center.

To learn more about this position and to apply, visit the Indeed listing

Contact: Salam Aref at

Date listed: 4/30/2024

Montessori Education Director at Aya Montessori (Columbia, MD)2024-05-23T13:59:25-04:00

Aya Montessori
10820 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
United States of America

Position: Montessori Education Director (AMI Diploma Holder)

Job Summary: Aya Montessori seeks a spirited educator and visionary leader to spearhead its educational programs as our next Director of Education. This pivotal role demands an exceptional leader who will closely collaborate with the Head of School and play an instrumental role in guiding our school’s strategic direction and fostering a nurturing school culture. You will lead by example, inspiring our team of educators to excel in delivering an authentic Montessori curriculum that adheres to AMI Standards, enriched with a deep respect for cultural and linguistic diversity. Your leadership will ensure the continuous enhancement of our educational programs, uphold our commitment to excellence, and cultivate a positive, inclusive school environment that supports the holistic development of every student.

Job Requirements:

  • AMI Montessori Diploma -required- (Elementary preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Montessori, Education or related fields -required-
    (foreign credentials must be evaluated by MSDE-approved organizations)
  • Master’s Degree in Montessori, Education or related fields -preferred-
  • Exceptional communication and motivational skills
  • Demonstrate leadership and strong interpersonal skills
  • At least 5 years of experience in a Montessori Environment -required-
  • Previous managerial/administrative experience, preferably in Montessori education
  • Understanding of Islamic teachings -required-
  • Basic Knowledge of the Arabic Language -preferred-

To learn more about this position and to apply, visit the Indeed listing

Date listed: 4/30/2024

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