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Spruce Pine Montessori School, founded in 1972, is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. We serve approximately 65 students and act as the only alternative education program to public schools in four counties wide. Our facilities are lovely, the staff are welcoming and highly skilled, and our family community is actively involved in the life of the school. Successful candidates will enjoy living and working in a somewhat isolated, rural environment.


Head of School

Our current Head of School has fallen in love with the Montessori curriculum and has decided to take on the role of Lead Teacher in our Lower Elementary classroom in order to follow her passion. As a result, we're searching for someone to take her place as our chief administrator. Our new Head of School should have a wealth of fund development experience, a charismatic personality, and a love for Montessori education. If you fit the bill, or know someone who does,  you can find the full job description here. 


Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

The lead teacher is a guide who helps direct the children’s activities academically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach his or her fullest potential in these developmental areas, in accordance with Montessori philosophy. In addition to the traditional classroom work of a Montessori Upper Elementary, students participate in service work in our community, go on many field trips, and an annual campout. In the past, students have also produced a school play and traveled to nearby cities, such as Charleston and Washington, DC. The class typically consists of approximately ten children, ages 9-12. Find the full job description here. 


Substitute Teachers

Long-term and short-term substitutes needed for all classrooms. Experience with Montessori, early childhood education a plus. Criminal background check, current TB test and classroom observations necessary prerequisites.



To apply, send current resumé and cover letter to:

Spruce Pine Montessori School 67 Walnut Avenue Spruce Pine, North Carolina 28777

or email:

You can also download this application and send it in: Employment Application