Montessori Lead Guide position is now open!

Do you want to change the world? 🌏

Do you crave working hard with a small, mission-driven, world-class team of entrepreneurs changing the vision of school?💡

🚀If your passion is to fuel the love of learning in others while advancing your own personal and professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of the world’s most innovative schools.

🏡Ascend: An Acton Academy, founded in early 2020, is a private micro-school and learner-driven community located just outside of Milford, PA. We believe that each child who enters our doors will find a calling that will change the world in a profound way.

💡The Acton Academy network started in 2009 and there are now more than 300 schools world-wide. We combine elements of the Montessori method with Socratic guiding, hands-on experiential quests and interactive technology. Underlying our method is an application of the Hero’s Journey creating a lively learning environment that feels more like an adventure than school.

We are searching for a reliable, trustworthy, and innovative Montessori-Inspired Teacher to join our innovative school. The Lead Guide will work in our SPARK studio with our 5-7 year old learners. This position is for an independent learner who can work with little direct guidance; likes to collaborate, experiment, evaluate and continually improve; and has a deep respect for all children believing that each human has God-given talents and a genius within.

If you are interested in this position, the first step is to deeply review our website:

📣Preferred experience and skills:
*Experience managing mixed aged groups of children; experience planning and implementing games or projects; coaching or mentoring experience a plus
*A passion for disruptive education opportunities
*A passion for project planning or entrepreneurship (experience with starting a business or project implementation a plus!)
*Deeply curious and ready to learn
*Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
*Deep heart for children and a trust and respect for their ability to learn and grow without heavy adult intervention
*Warm-hearted and tough-minded
*Calm demeanor
*Secure in being on a Hero’s Journey; with a willingness to grow and admit mistakes and/or failures. Growth mindset is essential

📣Required Skills/Certification:
*Montessori certification or a significant amount of completed coursework (working towards certification) is required for this position.
*At least 5 years experience working with youth is required.
*It is essential that this person can learn fast, loves to work hard, and is an active reader and writer.

*We are a Christian-based school and are built and founded on Christian principles. We encourage exploration and growth of spirituality and believe that good character and morality should be central in the learning environment.  We do not discriminate against other religions; all are welcome. However, having a background in ministry or working with youth groups is a plus.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable inviting God and the Lord Jesus Christ into the learning environment.

Come grow with us 🌱

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About Ascend: An Acton Academy

Acton Academy is an innovative one-room schoolhouse built for the 21st century. We are a private educational studio serving ages 5-11.