Head of School – Flexible Start Date


Peterborough, ON
Posted 3 weeks ago

Confidential Organization

Head of School

Our client is a non-profit organization that provides an authentic Montessori education in an unparalleled learning environment, for children from 2½ years to Grade 8, near Peterborough, in Central Ontario. The combination of our client’s commitment to Montessori education and its outstanding team of passionate, dedicated, and highly skilled Montessori educators and administrators have helped it become the school of choice for over 100 children and their families each year and a CCMA-accredited Montessori school.

The school’s property offers 10-acres of beautiful outdoor experiential learning spaces, and its contemporary, bright, and fully equipped Montessori classrooms create the perfect atmosphere for fostering curiosity and learning. To its community of children, parents, and staff, the school is a warm and welcoming place to come together in a shared passion for learning and the Montessori way.

The school’s Board of Directors wishes to recruit a passionate, creative, and visionary leader to the position of Head of School (HoS). Leading a motivated team of approximately 18 staff, the HoS reports directly to the Board of Directors and is accountable for the development and execution of the school’s strategic vision, as well as the operational and financial stewardship of the organization. Cultivating a positive and team-oriented environment, the HoS works collaboratively with staff and the Vice-Head of School and effectively leverages the team’s expertise to ensure that each child receives a high-quality, authentic Montessori learning experience. The HoS develops and maintains a school culture where the parent, child, and school relationships are respectfully and meaningfully integrated. Externally, the HoS acts as the primary spokesperson for the school and fosters strong relationships with a range of stakeholders including, students, parents, alumni, the local business community, governmental agencies, educational organizations, accrediting agencies, etc.

As an ideal candidate for the role of HoS, you bring a depth of experience in Montessori education and passion for the Montessori philosophy and teaching methodology. You are a dynamic leader with excellent strategic thinking and relationship development skills, paired with a proven ability to effectively manage competing priorities and support an engaged staff and teaching team. You hold a Diploma at one or more levels from a MACTE accredited Montessori Training Center and have extensive classroom teaching experience and relevant leadership experience. You have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and proven success in creating a collaborative work and learning culture in an educational environment. If you share a passion for the school’s mission of providing an authentic Montessori education that emphasizes the whole child within an environment that inspires the pursuit of academic excellence and the development of socially responsible citizens, the Board of Directors invites you to bring your talents to this important role and make a meaningful difference in our school community.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity or to submit your candidacy, please contact:

Suzanne Clark, Partner              sclark@fourcornersgroup.com              416-593-0900 x2234

Sup Das, Principal                     sdas@fourcornersgroup.com                416-593-0900 x2285

Our client offers a competitive salary and benefits package, professional development opportunities, and generous tuition discounts for dependents attending the school. Applications will be considered as they are received, until the position is filled. Our client currently has an Interim HoS in place and is able to offer a flexible start date (Summer 2022 through Spring/Summer 2023) to the successful candidate for this role.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates from equity-seeking groups and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

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