Elementary Montessori Teacher

Elementary Montessori Teacher

Job Category: Planted Seed Montessori School
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Guelph

Posting Date: April 2024

Duration of Position: August 26, 2024 to June 28th 2025 (with pay year round if desired)
Wage: Ranging from $45,000 to $55,000 based on experience and training
Location: Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave, Guelph, ON N1G 1L3
Application Deadline: May 1, 2024 (but feel free to reach out afterwards in case we are still hiring)

About Planted Seed Montessori School

We combine the principles of Montessori education with outdoor and experiential learning to spark children’s curiosity. Our passionate educators are here to foster independence, creativity, and a genuine love for learning. We believe strongly in community involvement, which we feel enhances the learning experience and brings a vibrant, inclusive spirit to our school. Our curriculum covers a broad range of subjects, all taught in a hands-on, experiential way, making use of the great outdoors whenever possible.

At Planted Seed Montessori School, the indoor classroom and outdoor experiential learning program work harmoniously to foster holistic child development. The integration of these two environments provides a multifaceted, hands-on learning experience, promoting cognitive, emotional, and physical growth, all while encouraging autonomy and responsibility.

Within the indoor Montessori classroom, the teacher focuses on creating an environment designed to foster independence and love for learning. This space is arranged with carefully curated, materials that invite exploration, curiosity, and concentration. Children engage in individual or small group activities and lessons. The indoor teacher plays a crucial role in observing, guiding, and providing tailored support to each child, based on the Montessori principle of ‘following the child’.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities of Position
Job Description

As a Planted Seed Montessori Teacher, your position will mostly focus on teaching students but could also include marketing, communicating with families, and other administrative work (based on your comfort and capabilities). Your main tasks and responsibilities are outlined below and any major changes will be discussed with you and may result in additional contracts.

The position will include the following tasks:

  • Teaching a Montessori and Outdoor learning curriculum to around 16 students in Grades 1 to 6.
  • Prepare, teach, and assess engaging, safe, and educational programming that follows Montessori principles and outdoor education.
  • Adherence to Planted Seed Montessori policies at all times and maintain an inclusive and safe space for youth, community members, and co-workers. https://www.plantedseedmontessori.ca/dei-commitment
  • Supervising the students at all times or assigning a trusted adult to supervise. This excludes supervision times that have another staff or volunteer dedicated to being the lead supervisor.
  • Act as a mentor for the students and ensure that they are learning and enjoying their time.
  • Preparing materials and the learning spaces for lessons.
  • Care for students emotionally, physically, and intellectually.


  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience
  • Lower and Upper Elementary Montessori teacher (MACTE certified)
  • Outdoor experience or willingness to teach a half day outside
  • Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check no more than 2 years old
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • French and music training an asset
  • OCT applicants should be willing to learn Montessori pedagogy (if not already familiar with it)
  • Understanding of IEPs and ability to write them
  • Some experience working with Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech Language Therapists
  • Some experience supporting children with additional needs (FASD, ADHD, etc)
  • The ability to work respectfully with others
  • The ability to access transportation to and from the work site
  • The ability to respond/move quickly in cases of emergencies


This position is open to all qualified candidates. Our goal is to attract, learn from, and retain talented team members from diverse backgrounds, allowing the community to benefit from and celebrate a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. People from traditionally underrepresented, and marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to info@plantedseedmontessori.ca.
If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Thank you to all candidates for your interest, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment.

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