Career Opportunities

MCMS is always happy to accept resumes from exceptional, joyful and flexible people who wish to join our staff as openings may occur in the future. Interested candidates are invited to send a resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to

Adolescent Program Assistant 8:00am-1:00pm (part-time: 25 hours/week)
Our growing Adolescent program boasts 18-20 students from 12-14 years of age (equivalent to 7th and 8th grade). The program is currently led by two Montessori trained full-time guides, who are responsible for the bulk of the teaching. This additional third adult will share responsibilities for math instruction and help support students in their writing projects, as well as support the guides in the overall organization and oversight of the program. S/he will help coordinate/teach creative expression classes (weekly courses that offer a choice opposite of what our current art instructor offers) in an effort to provide a variety of opportunities for the students. Some overnights may be required. Monthly meetings may also be required for this position outside of the regular shift (and typically occur after school). Interested candidates must possess a strong math background and have experience working with children at this age level. Send cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to Position will remain open until filled.

Toddler Program Assistant 10:15am-1:15pm each day (part-time: 15 hours/week)
There are 10-12 children in this program for children ages 15 months to 30-36 months. It is currently staffed with a full-time AMI Montessori guide and a full-time assistant. This third adult will help support the children through the transitions of outside time, lunch, mid-day dismissal, and nap. Cleaning of the environment, assistance with toilet learning, and break coverage for the full-time staff are included as main job responsibilities. Monthly meetings may also be required for this position outside of the regular shift (and typically occur after school). Interested candidates must be calm and flexible, and have experience working with children at this age level. Send cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to Position will remain open until filled.

Physical Education Specialist 11:30am-3:30pm Tuesdays & Wednesdays (part-time: 8 hours/week)
MCMS is seeking a part-time PE teacher, who can implement an active and robust PE program for our students in 1st-3rd grade, infusing Montessori principles. This position will receive support from our current PE teacher, who will continue leading instruction for our older grades, yet has the potential to grow in the years ahead to include the upper grades as well. Classes are made up of 8-10 students for three 45-minute sessions back-to-back with some recess supervision and dismissal responsibilities included as well. Monthly meetings may also be required for this position outside of the regular shift (and typically occur after school). Interested candidates must be flexible, active and a team player, and have experience working with children at this age level. Send cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to Position will remain open until filled.

Substitute teachers:  MCMS seeks substitute teachers to assist in programs from toddler through junior high (12 months to 14 years). The ideal candidate has some experience working with children of all ages. Montessori knowledge and experience are a big plus: an interest in learning about Montessori education is a must! Candidates should possess self-direction, patience, a positive outlook, and the ability to collaborate with others. Please send your resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to Vicki McCarthy at

General Information About MCMS

For over 40 years, MCMS has warmly welcomed children from the greater Madison area. We are a vibrant and inclusive school community, located near the state capitol and the University of Wisconsin. The Madison/Middleton area is consistently ranked as a top community in which to live, work, play and raise a family. There are lakes every way you turn, beautifully changing seasons, and a bright and energetic population.

Come and join our community in our brand new, state-of-the-art school building, built specifically for our Montessori needs and located on a beautiful, pastoral property. Our non-profit school serves over 160 students, from 12 months to 14 years of age, in eight classrooms (1 Toddler, 3 Children’s House, 2 Lower Elementary, 1 Upper Elementary, and 1 Adolescent) guided by our committed, long-term, AMI trained faculty, who are supported by both an AMI trained Head of School and an AMI trained Director of Education. We are proud to be the only school in the state of Wisconsin which is fully accredited at all levels, Toddler through Upper Elementary.

MCMS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its admission policy or in employment on the basis of family structure, age, race, ethnicity, color, sex, creed, disability, political persuasion, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, military service, or organizational membership, or any other status protected by law.