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Montessori-Trained Guides

As we plan for future staffing needs, The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks Montessori-trained guides for Infant, Toddler, Children’s House, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Middle School. This is an open call for Montessori educators looking to join a community that believes in “respect, integrity, community, and love of learning.” Our Montessori guides challenge each child to reach his/her fullest potential academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment. 

Established in 1974, MSR is a vibrant and exceptional independent Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in the Triangle area serving 400+ students aged 6 weeks through 18 years. MSR is committed to the intellectual, ethical, and personal development of our students. Our beautifully designed and well-maintained Lead Mine Campus, situated on 10 acres in North Raleigh, comprises five buildings in a child-centered, village-like setting surrounded by wetlands and protected forest. Our Middle and Upper Schools are housed on an expansive 40-acre wooded campus in Brier Creek in Durham. Both sites were carefully planned and constructed to provide the nature-centered environments integral to Montessori practice. Driven by our core values of “respect, integrity, community, and love of learning,” MSR welcomes prospective employees of all backgrounds. We are committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a comprehensive compensation plan, including competitive salary and an expansive benefits package. MSR is accredited by AMS and the IBO. All MSR employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. 


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education or a related field
  • Montessori Credentials (AMS or AMI) at a divisional level
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with RIE Philosophy, if applying for Infant 
  • Minimum five years teaching experience 
  • Committed to the mission and core values of MSR, which include "respect, integrity, community, and love of learning"
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and other members of the MSR community
  • Flexible team player with a "can-do" attitude
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in teams with a wide range of individuals

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Adhere to AMS guidelines and professional standards
  • Prepare and maintain a prepared Montessori environment in which the furnishings and materials are developmentally appropriate and provide academic purpose
  • Deliver established Montessori scope and sequence
  • Ensure safety and well-being of students in the classroom
  • Maintain a supportive and collaborative partnership with administration and colleagues to assist with curriculum development and implementation within the context of the School's overall program and Mission
  • Collaborate and participate within a divisional team.
  • Partner with Student Support Services to ensure student success and developmental readiness.
  • Participate in ongoing Professional Development
  • Attend all required faculty and team meetings
  • Maintain and participate in a home/school partnership by being open to constant and consistent communication, setting up conferences, and educating parents in Montessori philosophy
  • Maintain student record keeping, lesson planning, parent reports, and parent conferences
  • Foster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse learning community
  • Remain student-centered, collegial, passionate, innovative
  • Participate and help lead Parent Education evening events
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

Montessori-trained teachers can expect to:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment, with periods of time outdoors
  • Spend periods of time standing and sitting
  • Supervise groups of students and regularly engage with parents, staff, and visitors 
  • Occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Turn, bend, and reach.

It is the policy of The Montessori School of Raleigh to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference check with current employer (or most recent employer if not currently employed) and background investigation. 

To apply
The school offers competitive salary and benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line of “Open Call, Montessori Guide - your last name.” No phone calls please.

About Raleigh-Durham
The Raleigh-Durham area is consistently ranked among the top places to live with strong job growth and a high quality of life. Top universities, a rich diversity of arts and cultural offerings, excellent health care, and lower than average housing costs, draw people in from all over the nation. Our mild climate and proximity to both beaches and mountains makes the Raleigh-Durham area an ideal place to live.