How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the application as well as submit a letter of interest and resume to  Note that we require a complete and submitted application that includes a letter of interest and resume prior to scheduling an interview.

Now Accepting Applications for the Following Positions for the 2019-20 School Year:

  • EDUCATIONAL CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS - Immediate start. See full position posting here
    • Primary (Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten) Part Time
  • OTHER POSITIONS - If you are interested in a position not specifically listed here, please complete the General Application - Classroom and upload your letter of interest and resume in our AppliTrack system here.  

All of our other positions are currently filled with joyful, professional educators.

Who We Are & What We Value:

Free Horizon Montessori, a public school serving children in preschool through 8th grade, is a richly diverse community nestled in the foothills of Golden, Colorado.  We are a growing school with more than 475 students and a strong, supportive parent body and passionate, committed faculty.  At Free Horizon Montessori PK-8, we value educators who ignite passion, spark curiosity, and inspire children as they learn and grow into responsible global citizens.  We are dedicated to supporting students in developing into independent, respectful, and responsible leaders and learners.  We view education as a partnership between the student, family, school, and community and seek professionals willing to invest in our pursuit of excellence.  Our faculty enjoys a shared leadership model wherein all staff members are encouraged to contribute ideas and incite positive change.  Does this strike a chord in you?  If you embrace life-long learning, demonstrate maturity, and engage in a collaborative approach to education, we invite you to submit a letter of interest and resume and pursue joining our dynamic team. Free Horizon is Montessori for the 21st Century: a place to learn, a place to belong.


Core Qualifications for Administrative Positions:  Our administration works as a cohesive team in assuring smooth daily operations of the school, fulfilling requirements or charter agreement, and providing educational opportunities that are aligned with our Mission, Vision, and Values.  Our administrative team utilizes systems theory and servant leadership principles, allowing each individual member to contribute in vital, meaningful ways to the success of the school.  We seek friendly, passionate, dedicated people who believe in the Montessori Method in the public sector to join us. 

Core Qualifications for Teaching Positions:  Our teachers must hold a Bachelor’s degree as well as Montessori certification from a MACTE accredited program (or previous experience in Montessori and a willingness to enroll in Montessori certification course at time of employment offer) and meet federal qualification criteria by passing the appropriate PLACE or Praxis II exam as required by the Colorado Department of Education prior to employment.  Successful candidates will bring a minimum of 3 years of experience as a lead teacher (though this can be waived in some cases), an understanding of the relationship between curriculum, instruction, and assessment in supporting student achievement, and demonstrate comfort and competence in utilizing technology to enhance student learning.  We provide a comprehensive compensation package including competitive salary based on education, qualifications, and experience, PERA retirement contribution, benefits allotment, paid life insurance, paid leave time, and professional development opportunities.  

Core Qualifications for Support Staff Positions:  Our support staff members bring varying levels of education and experience, but all share a common vision of supporting students to make their time at Free Horizon Montessori as positive and successful as possible.  We value all members of our staff and believe in supporting professional growth for career advancement.  All members of our Support Staff must at minimum possess a high school diploma, be at least 18 years of age, relate well to children and adults, and demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of children and concern for their proper care, education, and overall well-being.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  Free Horizon Montessori affirms that no person shall, on the basis of race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity, including, but not limited to, employment or enrollment.  Sexual orientation is a person's orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or perception of the individual's sexual orientation.

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