Montessori Trained Lead Primary Guide (3-6)

Children's House Montessori School | Arlington, VA, United States

Posted Date 2/11/2024

CHMS is hiring a full time Montessori lead primary guide (3-6) for our 3 year old - 6 year old preschool learning environment, with a March 1, 2024 or later start date. Established in 1999, we believe in providing a high-quality Montessori education in a safe and supportive enviornment while honoring the individual talents of each child. We celebrate a diverse and seasoned staff community, with faculty from every continent, except for Australia and Antartica (we are still working on those two continents) and many have called CHMS home for at least 15 years. CHMS is a community of fun professionals who are empathetic, kind, and selfless.


  • Loves young children 
  • Has a high willingness to learn
  • Is punctual and professional
  • Is selfless and puts the program team and students first
  • Can collaborate well with other adult Montessori Guides
  • Emodies clear, succinct, and respectful writing and speaking abilities 
  • Is open to sharing your gifts with children and staff (ie. appreciation of music, arts, culture, physical activity)
  • Works 8 hours/daily and some weeks in the summer
  • Start date: March 1, 2024, April 1, 2024 or June 21, 2024
  • Possesses appropriate and required documents:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • AMS, AMI and/or MACTE Montessori certification
    • Legal to work in the USA


  • Competitive salary
  • CHMS pays you when CHMS is closed for Federal holidays, inclement weather days, and the following school breaks: Thanksgiving Break (3 days), December Break (10 days), and Spring Break (5 days)
  • PTO (1 week's worth)
  • 401K plan
    • CHMS matches dollar for dollar up to 4.0%
  • Health benefits
    • CHMS pays for 70%
    • FSA Program
  • CHMS pays for approved professional development courses/classes
  • Free and simple parking
  • More surprises to come!

Please email your questions and resume to  We look forward to learning more about you and thank you for your interest in CHMS.

Also, please visit our website: to learn more about our school community. 

Montessori Credential Level
Early Childhood (2½ - 6)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(703) 276-1360

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