Hilltop Montessori School, founded in 1972, is an independent Montessori school perched on a 43 acre hill in Brattleboro. The school has grown over the past 50 years from one classroom for 3-6 year olds, to an established school with authentic Montessori programs for Toddlers through Middle School, educating 130 economically diverse students and employing 35 staff. The school relocated several years ago to a custom-built facility that houses two bright, sunny Children's House classrooms, a Toddler Room and the elementary (6-12) classrooms as well as a fully equipped kitchen area, art, music, and shop rooms. The middle school enjoys its own house with comparable facilities. There is integrated computer use at the elementary and middle school levels, woods and trails for hiking and cross country skiing, gardens, a greenhouse and a pond. An Arts Barn with a gymnasium, theater, music room, and staff kitchen was completed in 2014.
Hilltop Montessori School seeks a teacher who can become part of the collaborative Children's House teaching team (in one of two classrooms of 20 students each) supported by a Spanish/Physical Education/Leadership teacher, a Child Study Team, a music teacher, and strong admin team, in addition to a collective of multi-generational staff throughout the school. This position is for the 2024-25 school year and beyond!
This position will prioritize an individual who:
- Holds values that are aligned with the Montessori framework and principles.
- Is already familiar with equity, anti-bias, and teaching an equitable and culturally affirming pedagogy in the classroom and school system.
- Has experience working with children having a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral experiences.
- Is a change maker, innovator, excited about working outside the box and bringing their gifts to a community of curious learners.
- Is transparent and comfortable in communication with students, parents, and colleagues.
- Maintains an environment that engages all types of learners and meets students where they are.
- BA, preferably in Education
- Montessori Early Childhood Credential, or a strong interest in the Montessori method
- Experience in an authentic Montessori Children's House classroom
Compensation is commensurate with experience with a base salary for a Montessori credentialed lead teacher starting at $44,000 and additional compensation for degrees, years of experience, and longevity with the school, bringing most teachers into the $50Ks. The base salary for an assistant is around $30,000, with the same additional compensation opportunities bringing many assistant salaries into the mid-$30Ks.
There is also a generous benefits package including: health insurance, matching retirement funds, professional development, short term disability (including maternity leave), tuition remission, etc. We also sponsor assistant teachers for obtaining their Montessori certification!
Please email a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org