Our Montessori Teachers have internationally recognized certification (Association Montessori Internationale) and our Second Language and Physical Education Specialists are certified in their particular fields. Many of our Teachers have been with the school for over 20 years. This stability has allowed us to develop a strong, collaborative community with a shared vision and goals.

OMS Montessori welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

If you are interested in joining the OMS Community, check back regularly for new job postings.

Head of Schools

OMS Montessori (OMS) has been providing an authentic Montessori education in our nation’s capital for over 50 years. A non-profit organization with a staff of over 50 passionate Montessori educators and administrators, OMS is one of 3 CCMA accredited schools in the Ottawa area. The passion and commitment of our team of educators are truly exceptional, with many members having dedicated decades to our organization and our organization’s mission.

With almost 300 engaged young people at our school, we provide a Montessori education from 18 months of age through 18 years in both official languages. OMS is unique in the Ottawa area in providing a high school program based on Montessori principles. The Element High School, a part of OMS, has been in operation since 2003 with Junior High students (grades 7/8), and since 2015 with the High School (grades 9-12).

We are looking for a Head of Schools who shares our vision for an authentic Montessori learning environment and has the talent and perseverance to lead the comprehensive educational offering we provide to the community. Reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the operations of the schools across both campuses. This includes growing enrollment, attracting and retaining great staff, sustaining a strong parent community, and ensuring an exceptional educational experience for each child.

The ideal candidate will be available to start after the close of the 2018/2019 school year or earlier.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:




Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest summarizing leadership vision, experience in education and familiarity with Montessori pedagogy, along with their resume via email, to Please ensure to address how each of the essential and preferred qualifications are met. You may also request a more detailed job description.

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Part-time Substitute Position (immediate start date)

OMS Montessori is accepting applications for immediate part-time substitute work. We are seeking individuals with a College or University degree in education, psychology, or other related fields. Experience working with young children, especially in a Montessori environment, is an asset.

This position involves working between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on an as needed basis. Substitute training is provided.

OMS Montessori is a premier Montessori school in the Alta Vista area of Ottawa, Ontario, serving students from age 18 months through Grade 6. OMS Montessori is an educational leader both among Ottawa’s top private schools and among the more than 5,000 Montessori schools across North America. OMS Montessori is a great place to work.

The salary range for this part time position will be commensurate with experience. This position may lead to a full-time position and/or sponsorship for Montessori teacher training in the future. OMS Montessori is an equal opportunity employer.

Bilingualism would be an asset. Police record check required.

Interested parties should send resumes and copies of university transcripts and Montessori credentials to:

E-mail: / (613) 521-5185 ext. 100

After School Care Assistant (September 2018)

OMS Montessori seeks a qualified part-time After-School Care Assistant for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is a ten-month position reporting to the Head of School and After-School Care Director, beginning immediately.

The Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be as follows:

The ideal candidate will have…

Lead Teachers at all Levels (Toddler – High School)

OMS Montessori is accepting resumes for lead teachers at all levels, Toddler through Secondary. Applicants must have a university degree and/or be Montessori-certified. Classroom experience is preferred, and references should be provided. Interested parties should send resumes and copies of university transcripts and Montessori credentials to:

E-mail: / (613) 521-5185 ext. 100