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Montessori Center School (MCS) has a rare opening in its Primary Program (3-6) for a full-time Head Teacher. Must have MACTE accredited AMS or AMI Primary Credential, A minimum of three years’ experience as Head Teacher is preferred. This is a full-time position eligible for benefits.

MCS (www.mcssb.org) is an independent school in its 48th year of operation with approximately 300 students from 18 months to 6th grade (Upper Elementary). The school is located in the Central Coast of California, in the beautiful community of Goleta – Santa Barbara.

Deadline for applications is March 1, 2014.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, educational transcripts and/or diplomas, and three references that can document your commitment to providing a quality Montessori education. Candidates invited to interview will be required to give a Montessori Primary lesson of their choice.

Montessori Center School is an Equal Opportunity Employer licensed by the DSS (Lic# 426205239). Clean criminal background check and CPR training are required for this position.

Please submit information electronically to Patricia Colby,PhD, Head of School at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Substitute Teacher Resumes

Montessori Center School is always looking for great substitutes. Minimum of 6 ECE units required and teaching experience preferred. Substitutes most be able to pass criminal background check.

Head Teacher Resumes

Montessori Center School is always looking for exceptional people to join our staff. We invite Montessori trained teachers to submit their resumes at any time for consideration as Head Teacher openings occur. We have multiple classrooms at each level: IT, EC, E1 & E2. Please contact Patricia Colby, regarding what specific openings may be available.

Benefits: Great work environment (peers, program support, facilities, locale); competitive salary based on education and experience; exceptional benefits (100% medical and life insurance, dental insurance option, up to 8% retirement, 6 weeks paid vacation in 9.5 month school year plus medical and personal leave, tuition remission and free childcare, continuing education and training funds, FLEX accounts, options for summer employment, and more)

Our Community: Montessori Center School (est. 1965, 290+ students, ages 1.5-12) is located on a well-appointed 5-acre campus between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez mountains. 1.5 hours north of Los Angeles, in a university town adjacent to Santa Barbara. Our community has much to offer culturally, educationally and recreationally (www.sbchamber.org), and MCS is one of America's largest, oldest and most successful Montessori schools.

Patricia Colby, Head of School
(805) 683-9383 ext. 102
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401 N. Fairview Ave. #1, Goleta, CA 93117
Tel.  805 683-9383 • Fax 805 683-9384

A Non-Profit Educational Organization
License #42605239 • Tax ID #95-2774847

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