Primary Lead Guide


Position Overview:

South Coast Montessori, located on a beautiful 9 acre campus in idyllic Santa Barbara, California, seeks a full-time AMI-trained guide for our newest Primary classroom. This is a year round program and the classroom is scheduled to open in 2020.

About South Coast Montessori:

We are Santa Barbara’s newest non-profit private school and we are continuing a 40+ year tradition of offering an authentic AMI education in the Santa Barbara community. All of our faculty and staff  are dedicated to the Montessori pedagogy. Our classrooms are well equipped with authentic Montessori materials, and our administrative team provides consistent support to teachers and staff. We currently offer programs for children aged 3 months to 6 years.

Our Mission:

South Coast Montessori is dedicated to the principles of AMI created by Maria Montessori to ensure authenticity of the method. Our AMI Montessori environments foster collaboration, community and peace, and provide experiences that promote curiosity, inquiry and engagement. We are dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of each student.

Preferred Experience, Qualifications, and Attributes:

  • AMI Primary Diploma (or in progress)

  • Knowledge, interest and a passion for the Montessori method as it applies to children 3-6 years old

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including digital communication 

  • Commitment to working on a team of teachers and administrators always striving to model professionalism and collaboration in service of the school’s mission and children

  • Experience with fostering and maintaining supportive and professional relationships with enthusiastic and interested parents


This is an exempt, full-time teaching position. Start date is negotiable between June and September 2020. Salary will depend on experience and be very competitive with the regions other independent schools.

Benefits include a stipend for health care, paid time off, child care discount, a retirement plan (403b), continuing career development and negotiated discounts with local merchants.


Please submit a resume and brief cover letter or introduction to:

Brian Cogswell


South Coast Montessori is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of age, ancestry, color, religious creed, denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, disability (mental and physical), marital, familial or parental status, medical condition, genetic information, military and Veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), race, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

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