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We're on a mission to dramatically increase the accessibility of Montessori education to children around the world. Whether you are a trained Montessorian with a lifetime of experience or you're just getting started, we want to hear from you! Come join the movement.
Benefits of Working at Guidepost Montessori
In order to create an environment that both inspires and empowers children to become their best selves, we are dedicated to creating an environment for you that does the same.
We value the hard work and dedication of our teachers. We’re inspired by their relentless spirit to continually innovate in order to meet each child’s needs, and we’re here to support you on your journey. Bringing Montessori to the mainstream isn’t easy. It means making the Montessori approach irresistible to communities who may never have heard of it before. To do that, it’ll take a movement. Are you ready?
Great opportunities, a supportive environment, continuing professional development, lots of feedback/time to give feedback, breaks and time off when needed, recognition for a job well done, quality materials and beautiful prepared environments—a school-wide love of Montessori!Lead Guide in Chicago, IL
Guidepost Montessori is exactly what they purport themselves to be…you are given all the tools and training you need to be successful. You are also given the latitude to make mistakes and recover with grace alongside a supportive group of people who champion you and your success.Head of School in Austin, TX
This is an incredible place to be a teacher—you get the support you need to do your job professionally and well. The company culture is awesome, and I look forward to seeing how Guidepost will continue to grow.Lead Guide
It has been an unparalleled experience for me to work with passionate and dynamic families, educators, and administrators. Across the board, I have met talented, sincere, and brilliant individuals that help me foster my own skills and strengths.Asst. Head of School
in Laguna Hills, CA
One of my favorite parts of the day-to-day work is enjoying the community the staff has created…the thoughtfulness that is reflected in the gorgeous and well-kept classroom environments is also found in the systems and organization in place to support their guides.Lead Guide in Foothill Ranch, CA
The core values of Guidepost reaffirm our aim to create thriving school communities. This journey requires curiosity and ambition, recognition of the nature of the children in our charge, and traveling together as a team. The five cardinal values that serve as our own guideposts are:
Montessori is a deep, sophisticated theory. But if it had to be boiled it down to just one key point, it would be to foster independence.
Maria Montessori’s key insight was that childhood is a constant, healthy drive towards independence — and the only way to gain independence is to practice it.
The journey is the child’s to make, and only he can choose to make it. We must give him the tools to learn, explore, experiment, and self-correct (the “guideposts” to follow), and then get out of his way.
Whenever a hard problem comes up — whether it’s an exceptional student, or a difficult classroom dynamic — our approach is to solve it with thoughtful collaboration.
Guidepost schools are hubs of creativity and intelligence; the most valuable resources at any Guidepost campus are the minds and character of its staff.
We have enormous confidence in our staff to play an irreplaceable part in this great work. And we have confidence that as a team, we'll achieve more than the sum of our parts.
There can be no compromise in an educator's devotion to what's best for each child under her care. Above all, this requires the recognition that the most important people in a child's life are his parents.
Whatever role we can play in a child’s life — and we believe as educators we can play a critical role, otherwise we wouldn’t be here — there’s no more valuable lever for educating a child than forging a meaningful partnership with that child’s parents. It is only with the parents' wholehearted help and involvement that we can accomplish our mission.
Just as we're responsible for fostering a child’s growth, happiness, and success, we’re similarly responsible for fostering and renewing these things in ourselves.
Be generous with yourself, and on the lookout for ways to gain energy from and take pride in your work. Be forgiving of yourself when you make mistakes, and supportive of yourself when you feel unsteady or insecure.
In so doing, you'll not only tend to your own well-being; you'll also become a role model of adult independence and self-management for the children at Guidepost.
Sometimes we need to go the extra mile to pitch in for an event, or put together a plan to tackle a thorny student issue. Our vision is not just a dream; it's a goal that demands work — and work that is often hard in ways that we don’t expect.
Be a practical idealist. Have not only the vision, but also the drive to do all the things that go into making that vision a reality. Commit to responding to the unexpected, to adapting to facts on the ground, and to actively creating the place we want to work and live in: a community that nourishes each of its students, staff, and parents.