Hilltop Montessori School teachers understand and promote the school’s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. Teachers are responsible for providing a Montessori classroom/instructional program that supports the development of the cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual growth of the child in accordance with the school’s mission and vision and the child’s developmental stage. They should meet each child’s individual needs with warmth, guidance and humor and model with their team members the same attributes. We also ask that teachers have experience with equity, anti-bias, and teaching in an equitable and culturally affirming way and have experience working with children having a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral experiences.
130 students / 32 faculty-staff / American Montessori Society Accredited
There are an exciting number of job openings at Hilltop currently! We have strong longevity with our staff and rarely have openings. A few additional needs, along with both long planned and more recently planned departures, have led us to have a number of opportunities for people to join our dedicated team of teachers working with our students on this wonderful campus. If you know of anyone potentially interested in one or more of these opportunities, please have them contact Tamara.
Middle School Teacher (August start, but could begin part-time now)
Learning Specialist/Assistant: Lower Elementary (August start, but could begin part-time now)
Learning Specialist/Assistant: Middle School (August start, but could begin part-time now)
CH Teacher/Assistant (August start, but could begin part-time now)
Detailed information about each position is provided below.
The Middle School is looking for one or two people to join the team of three experienced teachers for next year. Our Montessori Middle School is a mixed aged, two-year program of 20 – 28 students in grades 7 & 8. Our program offers an amazing opportunity for teachers interested in the adolescent years to engage their passions and encourage our students to develop skills and interest in a myriad of subject areas and activities. The skills- and project-based program has been themed around the question “What does it mean to be human?” and has included in-depth study of: the civil rights movement, the industrial revolution, nature studies, climate change, comparative religions, drawing and printmaking, composing and singing music, an expanded health curriculum, outdoor skills, poetry and essay writing, and more. With transition of staff over the next couple of years, there is an opportunity for one or two people to join the team and help to develop new directions for the curriculum (environmental justice, human’s impact on the planet, farming, sustainability, immigration, what is your interest/passion?)
Immediate needs for September 2021 will include teaching math lessons (pre-algebra, geometry) along with environmental science. Longer term, incorporating writing, history, and other “cultural” topics will be vital. A Montessori Secondary (Adolescent) Teacher Certification, or interest in such training, would be ideal, but we are open to candidates with non-traditional backgrounds. Individuals with excitement, patience, vibrance, and humor are encouraged to contact us.
We are looking for a Learning Specialist to fill a position supporting students from one or more programs (Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and/or Middle School). This 15-30 hour/week position will require coordination with the classroom teachers and other Learning Specialists in assessing what supports students need and in meeting the needs of those students, both in small group lessons, and individually within the classroom setting.
Key responsibilities include:
Hilltop Montessori School is seeking a nurturing, experienced, and enthusiastic Montessori certified teacher to teach in an established Children’s House classroom. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field, and Montessori early Childhood certification preferred. We are looking for someone who will be deeply committed in maintaining the integrity of our Children’s House classroom with 20 students age 3-6 years. The ideal candidate must have: strong classroom management skills, the ability to assess and address the developmental needs of each student and to implement curriculum, and be willing to work with others in a positive collaborative team environment. We also ask that candidates have experience with equity, anti-bias, and teaching in an equitable and culturally affirming way and have experience working with children having a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral experiences. While Montessori certification is preferred, applicants without certification will be considered in an assistant role.
Help our younger students work, rest, and play. Our Toddler Program, which has up to 10 students ages 18 – 36 months, and our two Children’s House classrooms, each with up to 20 students ages 3 – 6 years, are always looking for substitute teachers to come in on an as needed basis. Substitutes could be asked to come in for a full day (8am – 3pm) or a half day (8am-12pm). We are looking for individuals who love to work with young children alongside a team of fellow teachers.