Lower Elementary Guide


Mountaintop Montessori


Mountaintop Montessori seeks a Lower Elementary Guide (lead teacher) for the 2024-25 school

year, beginning mid-August 2024 This is a full-time, school-year position. We seek a committed

Montessorian excited to work collaboratively within the elementary team. As the lead guide, this

position applies their expertise to create, inspire, and direct learning to meet the needs of children

in a multi-age environment (6-9 years old). This position is supported by an assistant and works

closely with families to ensure that they experience what is possible from an authentic

Montessori education.


● Montessori elementary (6-12, 6-9) certification from an accredited organization (AMI,

AMS, MACTE, etc.) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (or similar).

● Experience working with diverse students and families

● A passion for supporting children’s cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth

● Strong verbal and written communication skills

● Experience with leading classroom communications, including emails, parent letters, and

classroom updates.

● Previous experience in working in an elementary environment is highly desired.

● Ability to analyze student behavior and apply appropriate intervention

● Strong organizational and classroom management skills, ability to multi-task, and self-

initiative required

ABOUT Mountaintop Montessori

Mountaintop is an independent school that has educated children for over 40 years. The school is

situated on a beautiful 9-acre garden campus in the Pantops area of Charlottesville, VA, where

an authentic Montessori education is offered for children from 18 months through the eighth



Mountaintop offers a comprehensive benefits package, paid time off and professional

development opportunities, financial aid to qualified employees, beautiful working

environments, and the opportunity to work with a passionate community of educators who are

dedicated to nourishing children’s natural love of learning.


Annual compensation starting at $48,500 with adjustments based on education and experience


To learn more about Mountaintop please visit our website https://mountaintopmontessori.org.

Please send a resume and cover letter to pcolby@mountaintopmontessori.org. Applications will

be reviewed as received.

Mountaintop is committed to offering equal opportunities in all of its enrollment and

employment practices. Mountaintop does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,

religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, family makeup, marital status, age,

socio-economic level, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition,

national origin, ancestry, genetic information, learning style, or any other protected

category. Mountaintop is committed to ensuring that non-discrimination applies to all

areas of enrollment and employment.