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Position: Montessori Teacher
Organization: Planted Seed Montessori School
Location: 87 Dean Ave, Guelph, ON N1G 1L3

  • 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
  • Application Deadline: June 13th (but feel free to reach out afterwards in case we are still hiring)

About Planted Seed Montessori School

Are you looking for a unique teaching experience? Do you love guiding children on learning adventures (in and out of the classroom)? At PSMS we combine the principles of Montessori education with outdoor and experiential learning to spark children’s curiosity.  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, 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. 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 approximately 16 students in multiple grades
  • Prepare, teach, and assess engaging, safe, and educational programming that follows Montessori principles and outdoor education. This includes all main subjects, and may also include French, cooking/baking, physical education and music
  • Care for students emotionally, physically, and intellectually
  • Maintain an inclusive and safe space for youth, community members, and co-workers. 
  • Lead/Supervise outdoor activities daily
  • Planning and leading field trips
  • Ongoing communication with caregivers and Board of directors.
  • 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


  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience
  • Lower and/or 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
  • 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
  • Experience teaching French, cooking/baking, physical education and music (or be willing to)
  • 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


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 answer the following questions and send them to along with a resume. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

  1. Your first and last name.
  2. An email address or phone number that we can reach you at.
  3. Why are you interested in this position?
  4. How many years of experience do you have teaching children?
  5. Do you have Montessori Teaching Certification?
  6. Why do you feel it is important to expose youth to Montessori and Outdoor content?
  7. Anything else that we should know?

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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.

Thanks for your interest in our amazing school! If you have any questions, please direct them to


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 14 2024    ID: 71224