Montessori Trained Primary Teacher - Montessori School of Lake Forest

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:07 PM | Anonymous

MSLF is an authentic Montessori school seeking a Montessori-trained Primary Teacher to lead a classroom of children ages 3-6 years starting in August 2024.

The ideal candidate is AMI or AMS certified and will lead a Primary classroom. Using the Montessori Method, the teacher’s responsibilities include work with each child to meet their developmental social, physical, intellectual, and emotional needs while nurturing each child’s natural desire for knowledge, understanding, and respect. The ideal candidate will also be reliable, innovative, and possess a patient, positive, and respectful manner toward children in their care.



Key Candidate Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and supportive respect for colleagues, children and families
  • Alignment with school’s mission and values
  • Passion for the Montessori pedagogy and practice working with Primary-aged children
  • Exhibit patience, organization, and leadership in the classroom
  • Ability to coach/mentor colleagues
  • Receptive to input, feedback, and ideas
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with their colleagues, including the other Primary teachers
  • Willing and able to creatively and proactively solve problems
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and growth

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • AMS or AMI certified at the Primary level (3-6) or currently in a training program
  • Experience working in a Montessori classroom
  • Meet the DCFS or ISBE requirements for a teacher as applicable
  • Good communication skills and strong work ethic
  • Investment in continuous learning and development
  • Ability to collaborate, multi-task, and learn through observation and modeling
  • Passion for Montessori education

We are a strong school community, dedicated to Montessori principles, committed to inspiring independence, self-confidence, respect, and academic excellence.

Full-time position available for start of the 2024-2025 school year

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Benefit eligible, including optional health, dental, and vision benefits, employer-paid long-term disability insurance and AD&D insurance, 403B match after one year of employment, discounted tuition
  • Mentor program and paid professional development
  • Generous budgets for Montessori materials, classroom supplies, and field trips
  • Position start date August 2024


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with “Primary Teacher” in the subject line.