Early Childhood Teacher

Fort Smith Montessori School | Fort Smith, AR, United States

Posted Date 10/19/2021

The Montessori School of Fort Smith is hiring an early childhood teacher to begin immediately. The Montessori School is located in Fort Smith, AR and was founded in 1969. We serve children ages 3-12 with plans to resume having a middle school in fall 2023. Our school population includes approximately 90 students and 11 full-time staff. Each classroom is co-led by two teachers. This classroom serves twenty four students.

We rarely hire new staff due to the low turnover in our school. Our families most often find us through referrals or word-of-mouth. We do very little advertising. The Montessori School is one of several private schools in the city, but it is the only Montessori and only non-sectarian school. As such, families enroll because they are looking for a Montessori education for their child, not just a private education. 

Professional development is provided several times per year, including opportunities to attend the annual AMS conference. Candiates with a love of learning who seek to grow both professionally and personally will find this environment promotes and encourages those interests. 


  • Health, dental, and vision plan
  • 401k plan
  • 10 days of PTO

School Breaks:

Fall (1 week); Winter (2 weeks); Spring (1 week)


  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university
  • Early childhood certificate from an accredited MACTE program; OR willingness to enroll and complete a certificate program


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Vision: To build a diverse, inclusive, welcoming community of families and staff who understand the power of a Montessori education and investing in the future of our children, while transforming traditional ideas about how students learn

Mission: Our mission is to cultivate a joyful learning experience and to empower students to be independent learners and creative problem solvers

The Montessori School is currently conducting a self-study as part of the AMS accreditation process with a goal of a spring 2023 site visit by the accreditation team. 

For more information or with questions, email Jessica Hayes @ jhayes@fsmontessori.com.

Montessori Credential Level
Early Childhood (2½ - 6)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(479) 646-7225

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