ST. HELENA MONTESSORI seeks an AMI-Trained PRIMARY GUIDE for August 2021. We are located on a 20-acre campus in the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley wine country in California near San Francisco, Berkeley, mountains and seashore. Founded in 1981, we are well-established with a stable enrollment and extremely supportive parent body, AMI trained administration and staff, a collegial atmosphere and extremely competitive salaries and benefits. We are a private Catholic school and use the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. We will offer training in CGS for qualified applicants. The school has an enrollment of approximately 225 students divided among one Toddler classroom, two Primary environments, 3 Elementary environments and an Adolescent Program which includes a farm with diversified agriculture. Our Primary classrooms are housed in custom-designed buildings with fully-outfitted indoor and outdoor spaces.
About St Helena Montessori School
St. Helena Montessori was founded in 1981 by Mrs. Elena Heil and Mrs. Olga McAdam, who taught the first Montessori Primary Class. In 1985, the school expanded to include a Montessori Elementary Class. In 1989, it was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation and a Board of Directors became the governing body of the school. In 2008, an Adolescent Program / Farm School was added. The Adolescent Program maintains a farm on the school’s 20-acre parcel on the east side of St. Helena, which became the permanent home to the entire school in the fall of 2013. In November of 2016, our school launched a Toddler Option for children as young as 18 months.
St. Helena Montessori offers four levels of Montessori education: a four-day-per-week Toddler program for children between 18 months and 3 years, a five-day-per-week Primary program for children from the age of 2 ½ years through 6 years, an Elementary program for 6 through 12 years, and an Adolescent / Farm School for 12- to 15-year-old students.