Join the Lupine Team!

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

Although we do not have any positions available at this time, we are always eager to meet like-minded Montessorians. We would be happy to keep your information on file.  Please email Tina Davidson at

Are you are a Montessori guide who is looking for something special? Not a job, but an opportunity? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you!  In just two years we have grown from 11 students to over 50! We are looking for passionate people to join our team in the following programs:

Elementary Guide 6-12 

Adolescent Guide 12-15

Lupine Montessori School is a non profit community living by example in supporting sustainability, promoting peace and the standards of AMS. Located in the south suburbs of Chicago, Lockport is a small town with a big heart and a historic past. An ideal place to learn and work. 

We are looking for educators 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. Lupine Montessori School is a place that honors Maria Montessori’s devotion to children of all ages. A place that supports and respects adult learners. A place to call home. 

Our ideal candidates are hard working, dedicated Montessori professionals with a bachelor’s degree or higher and have certification from a MACTE accredited institution. Preference to those with Montessori classroom experience, but teachers in training are welcome. 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!

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 We are eager to learn how your experiences and skills 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.