About Lupine Montessori

Lockport, IL

Our school’s name is inspired by the story of Miss Alice Rumphius, a woman who is charged with traveling to faraway places and making the world a more beautiful place. While admiring volunteer flowers, lupines, she decides to plant as many seeds as she can so that these flowers can be enjoyed by all. Her small, simple act creates a beautiful world that benefits all. The vision of Dr. Montessori and the story of Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, inspired us to create a school where making the world a better place is a natural part of learning and growing. It is a special environment where seeds of knowledge, independence and compassion are planted and cultivated. We are passionate about serving the needs of the community at large at are eager to share our energy with other professionals who are excited by education. 

A supportive, tight knit community, Lupine Montessori School, located in Lockport, Illinois, started in 2017 as the dream of a community of parents and educators seeking the best Montessori school for their children. Together, we’ve built a school which joins their interests of authentic Montessori education, environmental sustainability, and partnerships between school faculty, families and the community. The dedicated Board of Directors has a long term strategic plan filled with steps to take Lupine far into the future to include Montessori learning opportunities for all ages. The energy and excitement at this new school is palpable! 

We are eager to meet individuals who are passionate about Montessori to join our team as we continue our goal of Making the World More Beautiful. 

Open Positions

Are you are an experienced Montessori guide who is eager to be a part of a team of teachers in a supportive, thriving school? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you! Our elementary program is growing! We are looking for someone with a deep curiosity about life, social responsibility, and a lifelong love of learning who is passionate about Montessori, nature and promoting peace through education.

Our ideal candidate is a credentialed, hard working, dedicated Montessori professional with a bachelor’s degree or higher, AMI or AMS elementary credential, with Montessori classroom experience. Understanding the educational needs of children, as well as communicating effectively with students, parents and staff are paramount. A strong work ethic and ability to work as a team are key to the culture of our school.

We are a compassionate, zealous community of experienced educators and dedicated families looking for someone who is passionate about Montessori education and the change that it can bring! Ongoing professional development, a strong support structure, experienced Montessori administrator and an amazing parent/school culture make the Lupine community an inspiring place to be!

We are looking for dedicated, caring individuals who want to be part of a growing team excited to make a difference in the lives of children, families and communities. If you’re an innovator with experience or someone who is called to a new adventure, send a CV and thoughtful cover letter and list of references to tina.davidson@lupinemontessori.org. We are eager to learn how your experiences and skills fit the qualifications for this position.

Are you are an experienced Montessori teacher who is inspired and excited by the wonderful opportunities presented when working with students between the age of 12 – 15? Would you like to be the lead teacher in a new Montessori adolescent program? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you! Lupine Montessori School is growing! We are looking for someone with a deep curiosity about life, social responsibility, and a lifelong love of learning who is eager to build an Erdkinder program!

Our ideal candidate has Montessori classroom experience, but training and assistance is available for the right candidate. Working as a team, understanding the educational needs of children, as well as communicating effectively with students and parents are all paramount. A strong work ethic and dedication to Montessori are also key to the culture of our school. 

We are a compassionate, zealous community of experienced educators and dedicated families looking for someone who is passionate about Montessori education and the changes that it can bring! Ongoing professional development, a strong support structure, experienced Montessori administrator and an amazing parent/school culture make the Lupine community an inspiring place to be!

Passionate, confident professionals should email a CV and thoughtful cover letter to office@lupinemontessori.org. We are eager to learn about your experiences and skills and how they fit the qualifications for this position. 

Non-discrimination Policy
Lupine Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in admission or hiring policies. In its hiring practices the school will further not discriminate on the basis of age or economic status.