Cathedral Hill Montessori School

"A person is what he is, not because of the teachers he has had, but as a result of that which he has done for himself."
– Dr. Maria Montessori

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Head of School (August 2018)

Cathedral Hill Montessori School, a nonprofit school located in St. Paul, MN, seeks a committed and passionate Head of School to lead a community of 50+ students. CHMS serves children 15 months to 6 years of age in a vibrant and nurturing community with dedicated Montessori staff members who adhere to AMI Montessori principles.

The Head of School is a key leader in fulfilling the mission and vision of the school and is responsible for all aspects of school operations. These include, but are not limited to, the categories of Enrollment, Education Programs, Budget and Financial Management, Personnel Management, Board Development, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Marketing, and Property Management. These responsibilities should be administered in a manner that is consistent with the Montessori philosophy and within the guidelines set forth by the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate will have a passionate commitment to Montessori education, be trained in the Montessori method, and have experience as a leader in an established school. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, possess initiative, leadership, management, and strong organizational skills. The ability to problem solve and communicate effectively with staff, parents, and children is imperative. Bachelor’s degree and AMI primary diploma preferred.

This is a full-time salaried position that includes benefits. For the full job description click here.

To apply, please email a Letter of Interest with a personal statement reflecting philosophy of school leadership, resume, and references by June 1st to the attention of:

Lara Bergman, CHMS Board,

Children’s House Assistant (May/June 2018)

All Day Children’s House Guide (June 2018)

Substitutes Needed

Cathedral Hill Montessori School relies on a qualified and dedicated group of substitute staff to work with children when regular staff members are sick or attending to professional responsibilities outside the school. Substitutes are needed to fill the role of an AMI trained guide or an untrained assistant. All substitutes must be current on First Aid, CPR, Blood Borne Pathogen, and Abusive Head Trauma trainings.


We are always interested in having volunteers offering their talents to our school programs, whether it be in story-telling, leading art projects, offering foreign language lessons or experience leading children in dance or yoga. We would love to hear form you!

If you are interested in substitute or volunteer opportunities at Cathedral Hill Montessori School, please contact the Head of School, , for more information apply by sending your resumé, letter of interest, and credentials.

About Cathedral Hill Montessori School:

We are a family-founded nonprofit Montessori school in St. Paul with one Toddler Community and two Children’s Houses. Nestled in the historic Cathedral Hill District, we boast a peaceful and charming urban location across the street from Boyd Park, attached to a unique mansion home.

CHMS was founded in 2011, led by an impassioned parent and founding Head of School, and a dedicated Board of Directors. We quickly established a strong and exciting new Montessori community of highly-trained and educated staff serving many joyful children and their families equally committed to Montessori principles. We are fully recognized by AMI, just one of a select group of schools in MN with this high distinction in quality Montessori primary education.

Our mission is to create a safe, beautiful and independent learning environment for young children; to educate families and the community about the Montessori philosophy; to instill in children a lifelong love of learning, respect and service toward humanity, and an appreciation and care of the environment.