Intercultural Montessori Language School seeks a new Head of School to begin July 1, 2022, as it enters its next chapter. Strong candidates will have a professional background that embraces our increasingly interconnected, global society, as well as show familiarity with the Montessori philosophy. Candidates will be ready to champion the merits of multilingual education and a diverse school community, as well as understand how to collaboratively build and support structures, policies, procedures, finances, and marketing and recruitment strategies to enable it to thrive for years to come. The new Head will be a strong communicator, an enthusiastic believer in the importance of multicultural/global understanding for today’s children, an articulate advocate for the benefits of Montessori education, and an excellent culture-builder.
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About Intercultural Montessori Language School
Intercultural Montessori Language School is unlike any other. As its name suggests, it is BOTH a language immersion school AND a fully accredited Montessori school (AMS). Importantly, because all of the language faculty are native speakers of, respectively, Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish, Intercultural students learn international cultures as well as a second language. Educating students on two campuses from age 2 through 8th grade, Intercultural is a vibrant, joyful learning community. Though a relatively young school—established in 2005—Intercultural already enjoys a solid reputation for building global consciousness and strengthening the international community.
The school’s dual-language program provides families with the option for their children to experience Montessori education in addition to immersion in one of three languages: Japanese, Spanish, or Mandarin. Language learning and Montessori principles complement each other by encouraging curiosity while celebrating a multicultural community. Towards that end, the curriculum emphasizes self-directed exploration by the child, as well as thoughtful facilitation by the teacher. Intercultural faculty and families have found that these emphases develop capable, caring children who are free to explore their environment and who are also intrinsically motivated to learn. The powerful community at Intercultural is rooted in the Montessori mixed-age classrooms, which allow children to naturally develop confidence, independence, and citizenship. Within these thoughtfully-prepared and safe classrooms and across the broader school-wide community, teachers act as guides, presenting materials and adapting the learning environment to meet each child’s individual needs.