Elementary Guide


South Coast Montessori

Position Overview:

South Coast Montessori, located in Santa Barbara, California, seeks a full-time AMI-trained guide for our Elementary classroom for the 2024-25 school year.

About South Coast Montessori: www.southcoastmontessori.org

Our beautiful 9 acre, park-like campus, is located in a quiet enclave of Goleta and features meticulously appointed indoor and outdoor classroom environments, where children are encouraged to move freely within the environment, following their own unique interests and curiosity. We are dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of each child and staff member alike. Our faculty are AMI trained and dedicated to Montessori pedagogy. We currently offer classrooms for children aged 3 months to 12 years.

Preferred Experience, Qualifications, and Attributes:

● AMI Diploma (or in progress)

● Knowledge, interest and a passion for the Montessori method as it applies to children 6-12 years old

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including digital communication skills

● Commitment to working on a team of teachers and administrators always striving to model professionalism and collaboration in service of the school’s mission and children

● Experience with fostering and maintaining supportive and professional relationships with enthusiastic and interested parents


This is an exempt, full-time teaching position. Salary will depend on experience and be very competitive with the region’s other independent schools.

Benefits include health care, paid time off, child care discount, a retirement plan with matching (403b), continuing career development and negotiated discounts with local merchants.


Please submit a resume and brief cover letter or introduction to:

Brian Cogswell