Full Time Middle School Teacher Position, Grade 7/8 (1.0 FTE)


Peterborough, ON
Posted 2 months ago

Start date: As soon as possible on a mutually agreeable date. Compensation: Competitive independent school salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Our School:

Kawartha Montessori School (KMS) is a well-established, accredited Montessori school in the beautiful Peterborough area. It is situated on a ten-acre property adjacent to a Provincial Park forest. At KMS we emphasize outdoor, environmental, and community- based learning. KMS is a successful, not-for-profit, independent school that is supported by a professional Board of Directors. We are the only CCMA accredited Montessori school in the region. We are proud of our supportive staff and parent community, and our unique learning environment for children 2.5 to 14 years of age.


With the intention of growing our program, we are seeking a grade 7/8 Teacher (Adolescent Guide) to lead our Middle School program into the future. The program is a unique and academically rigorous Montessori experience. Its integrated curriculum is grounded in experiential, inquiry-based, and student-directed learning. Students work in a collaborative environment where accountability and critical thinking are encouraged. As in other KMS classes, our Middle School program aims to foster respectful interpersonal relationships, self and group leadership, caring, and empathy.

With the support of the school Principal, the Middle School Teacher/Guide will be responsible for the overall implementation of the Middle School program. The Middle School Teacher/Guide will work in collaboration with a part- or full- time classroom co teacher, and several specialists, to facilitate the Middle School experience.

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate successfully builds positive rapport with adolescent learners. They hold either Montessori Teacher Training, or a Bachelor of Education degree, or equivalent. Their pedagogical approach exemplifies Kawartha Montessori values and culture. They embrace experiential and project-based/inquiry learning that fosters student self-direction. They are capable of teaching content congruent with grade 7 and grade 8 curricula, in two or more subject areas, including Language, Math, Humanities, Science, and Leadership. Experience working in either a Montessori school, or similar democratic learning environment, will be considered an asset. An interest in outdoor teaching and learning is valued.

Candidates should hold, or be willing to obtain, Wilderness first aid certification. Any candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills and be a dedicated lifelong/lifewide learner. They should be adept to working in a fast-paced and complex school environment. They should demonstrate excellent skills in organization, decision-making, leadership, oral and written communication.

To Apply:

We encourage the candidate to check out our website and learn more about KMS before applying. www.kawarthamontessori.com

To apply, please submit the following documents:

1. A cover letter that outlines your approach to teaching, your teaching related experience, qualifications, and professional skills/attributes (1 – 2 page max)

2. A CV including the names and contact information for three professional references

Please send applications by email to the principal, Emily Root.


We thank all applicants for their interest. We will be contacting only those invited for interview.

Job Features

Job CategoryAdolescent teacher (Gr. 7-8)

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