Permanent Elementary Montessori (with Benefits)

School District #39 (Vancouver)

1.0 Continuing FTE with Benefits

Montessori Education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development.

The program is based both on Montessori principles and on fulfilling the expectations of the Ministry of Education. Teachers collaborate to ensure that Montessori philosophy underlies all educational decisions.

All students who live in Vancouver are eligible to attend the Montessori Alternative programs at Tyee, Maple Grove and Renfrew Elementary schools.


With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the x?m?θk??y??m (Musqueam), S?wx_wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) Nation, and s?lilw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation.

At the VSB, we are proud to provide exceptional learning experiences for students. As a large, urban school district, the VSB is one of Canada’s most diverse school systems and equity and inclusivity are at the forefront of our approach to education.

Throughout the District, more than 7,700 staff work to create learning environments where every student thrives by prioritizing students’ needs, applying evidence-informed practices, and building relationships. The VSB’s culture reflects the diversity of our city. Students enrolled in VSB come from varied backgrounds and lived experiences and are encouraged to explore and share their unique selves and gifts. Our commitment to students goes beyond academics with students’ overall well-being and sense of belonging being equally important. As an organization, we strive to build a school system where every student can be their authentic self and succeed throughout their learning journey. In doing this work, we champion equity and accountability by making evidence-based decisions. As a learning organization, humility is our guidepost as we work to continually improve student outcomes in service to them, their families, and the broader community. For more information about our school district, visit


Bachelor of Education

Montessori Training and/or experience is required


Cover letter


3 Professional References

Experienced Teachers-your last three Administrators

Recent Grads-Faculty & School Advisor, and your direct supervisor/manager from your last place of employment.

Colleagues, friends, family are not accepted.

Work VISA or PR Card (if you are not a Canadian citizen)


Teaching Evaluation

Recent Grads – Final Practicum Reports

Experienced Teachers – a recent Teaching Evaluation

BC Teaching Certificate (TRB) or a screenshot if it is being processed

Registration with the TQS (Teacher Qualification Service)


1. Register on Make a Future: and create a profile under the Category “Teachers, Principals & Superintendents”

2. Click on Job Postings then Search

3. Select a job that you are qualified for

4. Answer ALL job posting questions then Apply

5. Upload ALL supporting documents

6. Once you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email from Make a Future

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview.

The VSB has been given approval from the Human Rights Tribunal for a Special Program under s. 42(3) of the Human Rights Code. Under this special program, the VSB seeks to preferentially hire Aboriginal persons to a variety of teaching positions. Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information whether they self-identify as an Aboriginal person.