Employment Opportunities

Montessori Children’s School is growing!

We are currently accepting applications for trained and certified candidates for current and future positions. Our small, private school currently serves children ages 1 - 12. Our neighborhood campus includes beautifully appointed classrooms, wooded trails and peaceful areas for students to work, play, and socialize. Montessori certification and experience are preferred but we will consider all candidates who hold a Bachelor’s degree and are willing to pursue Montessori certification. Those holding an Associate's Degree will be considered on a case by case basis. The ideal candidate is respectful of all children, adults, and the world. If you are an experienced and passionate teacher of preschool, elementary or middle school students, please send a letter of interest, your resume and a list of references for consideration.

Candidates must also:

  • Have a passion for Montessori education.

  • Have strong classroom management skills.

  • Excel in preparing a stimulating and engaging learning environment

  • Be willing to incorporate the outdoors in the learning environment.

  • Be honest, dedicated and nurturing.

  • Be well organized.

  • Be a team player.

  • Be flexible and willing to grow as an educator.

Our benefits include competitive salaries, Paid Time Off, dental insurance, vision insurance, 403b account and a warm and nurturing place to work. Please email resume, letter of interest and three references to stacey.gardner@mcsjax.org


Middle School / Adolescent Montessori Lead

The Montessori Children’s School is adding a middle school in the 2021-22 school year, and we are seeking a qualified and credentialed Secondary Guide to develop the program. The candidate must have middle school teaching experience and is either Montessori certified at the secondary level or willing to attend training outside of North Carolina (paid for by MCS).

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree at minimum, have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will be an organized, friendly, responsible, patient, professional, mature, kind person who works well with others, has a deep sense of social responsibility, and a love of people and animals.

Salary is paid over 12 months and will commensurate with experience, partially paid health insurance, voluntary term life insurance, opportunities for professional development, an authentic Montessori environment, fully equipped classrooms, generous material budgets, teacher autonomy, administrative support, a beautiful campus, and a group of loving, committed coworkers that collaborate with grace and courtesy.

Established 25 years ago, the Montessori Children’s School is a vibrant and exceptional, not-for-profit, Montessori school serving 125 students aged 12 months through 12 years. Our campus is located in a beautiful wooded, neighborhood campus in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Because we are located in Eastern North Carolina, we are in close proximity to the beautiful North Carolina beaches and only a few hours from the mountains. Our staff is a dedicated group of team players who work collaboratively, enjoy learning, and love to have fun. We pay competitively and appreciate that our teachers are what make our school great.

Elementary 6-12 Montessori Lead

The Montessori Children's School is accepting applications for a trained and credentialed Elementary 6-12 teacher.

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree at minimum, have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will be an organized, friendly, responsible, patient, professional, mature, kind person who works well with others, has a deep sense of social responsibility, and a love of people and animals.

Salary is paid over 12 months and will commensurate with experience, partially paid health insurance, voluntary term life insurance, opportunities for professional development, an authentic Montessori environment, fully equipped classrooms, generous material budgets, teacher autonomy, administrative support, a beautiful campus, and a group of loving, committed coworkers that collaborate with grace and courtesy.

Established 25 years ago, the Montessori Children’s School is a vibrant and exceptional, not-for-profit, Montessori school serving 125 students aged 12 months through 12 years. Our campus is located in a beautiful wooded, neighborhood campus in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Because we are located in Eastern North Carolina, we are in close proximity to the beautiful North Carolina beaches and only a few hours from the mountains. Our staff is a dedicated group of team players who work collaboratively, enjoy learning, and love to have fun. We pay competitively and appreciate that our teachers are what make our school great.