Lyonsgate Montessori School
235 Aberdeen Ave ; 248 Locke Street South
Hamilton, Ontario    L8P 4B9


Hamilton, ON
A.M.I 6-12 Elementary Guide
Lyonsgate Montessori School is looking for a dedicated A.M.I 6-12 Montessori guide for the September 2019 school year, as our school is continuing to grow!

We are a small Montessori School in Hamilton, Ontario. Our Elementary programme is a lower and upper programme combined. The environment includes a kitchen and an outside work environment. We are a school with French as a second language present within the classroom at all times. We are committed to our children being safe, happy and healthy.

Individuals applying must be committed to A.M.I and to the children. The person we are looking for is happy, professional and dedicated. The person applying must be able to work well as part of a team. The team consists of an A.M.I trained Elementary guide, a French assistant and an Elementary administrator.

Please apply by email to:

Posting Date: December 6, 2018


Clanmore Montessori School
2463 Lakeshore Road East
Oakville, Ontario   L6J 1M7

Oakville, ON
Casa Guide: Maternity Leave
January 2019 or September 2019 Start

Clanmore is a well-established, licenced school located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Housed in a beautifully restored historic farmhouse with custom designed additions, Clanmore offers Montessori programming from toddler through to adolescent.

We are looking for an exceptional educator to join our team for a maternity leave which may potentially lead to a permanent position.

Applicants must have:
  • A.M.I. Montessori Primary Diploma
  • Early Childhood Education Certification an asset
  • experience working in a collaborative Montessori atmosphere
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • a joyful attitude and dedication towards their work
  • a current police record check, vulnerable sector screening
We offer an extremely supportive, passionate and positive working environment.

Please send your résumé to the attention of Cathy Sustronk at While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those invited for interviews will be contacted. If you require accessibility accommodations please let us know when you are contacted for an interview.

Accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools.

Posting Date: November 29, 2018

Gestion Familiale Gagné

St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
Gestion Familiale Gagné is looking for someone for a Homeschooling Montessori Teacher!
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (30 min from Montreal/South shore)

Working conditions:
  • Children aged 3 and over (up to 6 children)
  • English/French
  • Day time during the week (beginning: starting between January and August 2019 preferably, as soon as possible)
  • Bachelor of Education
  • AMI certification (Association Montessori Internationale)
  • Full time (long term)
Please contact:

Gestion Familiale Gagné est à la recherche d'une personne impliquée
pour un poste de professeur à la maison Montessori!
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (30 min from Montreal/South shore)

Conditions de travail:
  • Enfants âgés de 3 ans et plus (jusqu'à 6 enfants)
  • Anglais/Français
  • Horaire de jour durant la semaine (début: entre janvier et août 2019 préférablement, dès que possible)
  • Baccalauréat en éducation
  • Certification AMI (Association Montessori Internationale)
  • Temps plein (long terme)

Posting Date: November 11, 2018


Squamish Montessori Elementary School
103-42000 Loggers Lane
Squamish, BC    V8B 0H3


Squamish, BC
With a new, multi-million dollar purpose-built facility opening in early 2019, Squamish Montessori Elementary School (SMES) is offering a career-defining opportunity for a visionary Head of School to lead the school into the next stage of educational and operational excellence. SMES is an independent school established in 2011 with a vibrant community of dedicated teachers and parents, uniquely situated in beautiful Squamish, British Columbia.

As the successful candidate, you will be dedicated to the vision of the school, guided by the school’s mission statement. You will bring inspiration to the role and provide clear leadership while fostering a collaborative school community.

Your outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and experience and knowledge of the administrative and legal requirements of heading a school will ease your transition into the position. Exceeding the school community’s expectations, you will draw on your extensive knowledge of and experience with school leadership best practices. You will co-create and maintain a loving and nurturing environment for the children of SMES. Working closely with a well-established administrative team, you will oversee organizational systems, marketing, and financial operations.

Critical to the role is a clear understanding of the Montessori philosophy and method, as well as an ability to communicate and share it with others, including parents, prospective parents, the school community, and the community at large.

Squamish, Canada’s Outdoor Recreation Capital
Situated between Vancouver and Whistler, at the head of Howe Sound nestled amid breathtaking mountains, Squamish redefines the essence of work, life, learning, and play. We are an active, energetic, and artistic community deeply connected to our extraordinary landscape and the adventures it provides. We are creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and proud of our heritage and the lifestyle that sets our town apart from the rest.

Leadership and Managing Performance:
  • Maintain and facilitate expansion of a safe, healthy, and welcoming Montessori setting and oversee programs and activities to engage and educate all students.
  • Develop and maintain open lines of communication with diverse faculty, parents, children, and the administrative team.
  • Support a qualified team of Montessori educators to fulfill our mission.
  • Network with local community members to promote the school’s presence and significance.
  • Ensure full compliance with school policies as well as provincial regulations and requirements.
  • Uphold AMI standards and set the example by consistently modeling professional leadership, management, and instructional skills while interacting with others.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate faculty by completing performance appraisals. Develop individualized goals for faculty professional growth and development, as well as supervise the monitoring and evaluation of goal accomplishment.
  • Manage the balance sheet for a multi-million dollar business. Candidate must have a track record for strong financial performance and possess the ability to analyze and recommend strategies to meet monthly and annual budgets.
  • Continually seek ways to manage and reduce expenses without sacrificing quality or service; balances priorities related to financial responsibility.
  • Work closely with the Director of Education to reach planned enrollment targets while ensuring student candidate’s needs fit the culture of the school.
  • Expertise in not-for-profit/independent school governance and experience working with a Board of Directors.
Education and Curriculum:
  • Ensure successful implementation of approved Montessori curriculum by ensuring quality educational programs.
  • Understand and commit to the development and maintenance of extra-curricular activities.
  • Practice effective counseling and advising of students and parents while fostering a safe learning environment.
  • Experience in Montessori level transitions protocols, benchmarking, and individualized planning for advanced students.
  • Emphasize student’s achievements and create an environment that nurtures and promotes children’s development and well-being (mission driven).
  • Knowledge and experience in student progress reports, rubrics, and disseminating beginning of the year and end of the year student data.
  • Knowledge and experience in team processes for advancing Montessori Learner Outcomes.
  • Ensure all environments are maintained safely, in an organized manner, and beautifully to meet high quality standards.
Ideal Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) from an accredited college/university preferably in an educational field, combined with 5 or more years’ experience in a senior leadership role within a school environment (preferably Montessori).
  • Able to inspire and motivate
  • Knowledge and experience in effective communication protocols
  • Excellent, reflective listener
  • Possesses an understanding of not for profit structure and life cycles
  • Able to create a plan and provide focus, but remain flexible
  • Able and willing to work hours beyond the required work day when needed
  • Experience and/or the desire to network with other Montessori and Independent School leaders
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive health benefit package
  • Generous paid vacation
  • 50% tuition discount for children

How to Apply:

Please send your letter of interest and résumé to: The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Posting Date: November 8, 2018


Ottawa Montessori School
335 Lindsay St.
Ottawa, Ontario   K1G 0L6


Ottawa, ON
OMS Montessori (OMS) has been providing an authentic Montessori education in our nation’s capital for over 50 years. A non-profit organization with a staff of over 50 passionate Montessori educators and administrators. The passion and commitment of our team of educators is truly exceptional, with many members having dedicated decades to our organization and our organization’s mission.

With almost 300 engaged young people at our school, we provide a Montessori education from 18 months of age through 18 years in both official languages. OMS is unique in the Ottawa area in providing a high school program based on Montessori principles. The Element High School, a part of OMS, has been in operation since 2003 with Junior High students (grades 7/8), and since 2015 with the High School (grades 9-12).

We are looking for a Head of Schools who shares our vision for an authentic Montessori learning environment and has the talent and perseverance to lead the comprehensive educational offering we provide to the community. Reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the operations of the schools across both campuses. This includes growing enrollment, attracting and retaining great staff, sustaining a strong parent community, and ensuring an exceptional educational experience for each child.

The ideal candidate will be available to start after the close of the 2018/2019 school year or earlier.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead and manage the pre-school, elementary and high school programs.
  • Ensure the school maintains a high-quality authentic Montessori learning experience for each enrolled student.
  • Create and foster a positive, constructive and engaging work environment for all staff.
  • Deliver educational programs in both official languages (French and English).
  • Build a strong group of engaged volunteers from the parent community.
  • Manage the relationship with the educational regulatory bodies in Ontario and ensure Ontario educational requirements and regulations are met.
  • Manage an operating budget in excess of $4 million and ensure that OMS remains financially strong.
  • Be an ambassador for OMS within the community and ensure that the annual enrolment targets are met.
  • Work with the volunteer Board of Directors to implement the strategic plan.
  • Maintain a strong administrative team and faculty through effective recruiting, development and performance management of the employees of the school.
  • Problem-solve student, parent, and staff issues collaboratively.
  • Create and implement a marketing strategy that builds awareness and grows the school’s profile within the community.
  • A minimum of two years of experience as a school administrator, pre-school director, school director, principal, or vice principal with an additional minimum of 5 years classroom experience.
  • Experience in leading and evolving a high performing organization.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience leading large scale organizational change and strategic initiatives.
  • Experience managing the relationship with a government educational regulatory body.
  • AMI diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be currently eligible to work in Canada.
  • Experience teaching in an AMI Montessori classroom.
  • Familiarity with Ontario elementary and high school curriculum as well as Ontario Ministry of Education requirements and regulations.
  • Fluent in French.
  • Graduate Degree.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Capital city amenities, affordable and diverse community, surrounded by green belt and 300KM + of walking/biking paths.
  • Tuition discount for dependents attending OMS and The Element.
Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest summarizing leadership vision, experience in education and familiarity with Montessori pedagogy, along with résumé to email address Please ensure to address how each of the essential and preferred qualifications are met. You may also request a more detailed job description.

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information on OMS, visit the website - and our Facebook page -

Posting Date: September 29, 2018


Squamish Montessori School
42000 Loggers Lane
Squamish, BC   V8B 0H3


Squamish, BC
Casa Guide
Celebrating 10 years of Child Care and Education in Squamish

Squamish Montessori School requires a Casa Guide for August 1st 2019

Squamish Montessori School is expanding into a 4th Casa classroom. This classroom will be located in a new purpose built Montessori school. Squamish a is fast growing town, nestled in between Vancouver and Whistler on the coast of beautiful British Columbia.

  • AMI Montessori Primary Diploma
  • Early Childhood Education Certification an asset
  • BC Teacher Certification an asset
  • Interest in continuing professional development
We offer:
  • Ten-month contract reviewed annually (summer employment available)
  • Competitive base salary with additional compensation based on experience and qualifications
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Paid Family Medical Service Plan (MSP)
  • Four weeks paid holiday
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A supportive and respectful work environment
Qualified applicants can send cover letter and résumé to:

Subject line: SMS GUIDE

While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Posting Date: September 28, 2018