We have an exciting opening in our Middle School program for a MACTE credentialed Montessori Guide (Adolescence I) effective immediately. Consideration will also be given to candidates currently pursuing MACTE credentialing. This is a great opportunity to join a well-established program in an accredited school. The right candidate is a team-player and enthusiastic proponent of the Montessori Method as it applies to adolescents. The candidate can be a recent graduate (or about to graduate), or an experienced teacher looking to expand their leadership skills in an independent school setting. Ideally, the candidate would have experience and a record of success teaching highschool level math courses (Algebra and Geometry) as well as English/Language Arts.  Our program is taught by two Middle School guides and cocurricular instructors devoted to offering our students an intellectually stimulating curriculum, and opportunities for socio-emotional and leadership development including entrepreneurship, job internships, field trips, participation in MMUN, and other age-appropriate social outlets.  We are currently operating with restrictions designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19, which may include delivering some classes on-line via synchronous and asynchronous methods.

Compensation based on experience.

Please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter describing why you are interested in pursuing this opportunity at Mountaintop Montessori.  Please send correspondence to Patricia Colby, Head of School (pcolby@mountaintopmontessori.org).

Job Description

The Lead Guide helps direct students’ activities academically, socially, emotionally and physically in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach their fullest potential according to Montessori philosophy and procedures. The guide understands and promotes the school’s mission, vision and policies, both within and outside the immediate school community.  Currently, curricular areas are divided between the two guides.

To apply for this job email your details to pcolby@mountaintopmontessori.org

About Mountaintop Montessori

We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our school serves approximately 200 students from age 18 months to eighth grade and is situated on nearly 10 acres of land with classrooms and adjacent gardens for outdoor learning. The campus includes aquaculture facilities, an extensive schoolyard garden, and chicken coop, gym, art studio, music/movement studio, media/tech center, science lab, ecology space, two kitchens for garden-to-table meal preparation, and outdoor play spaces and fields. Our school is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the American Montessori Society.