We're Currently Accepting Applications!

We are currently accepting applications from qualified applicants for 2020-2021 school year:

• Lower Elementary Instructional Assistant
• Upper Elementary Instructional Assistant

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Interested in teaching at Bella Mente Montessori Academy?


  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Professional Clear or Intern California State Teaching Credential (Teacher can begin California Credential Intern program their first year at Bella Mente fulfilling this requirement)
  • Montessori Certification from a Montessori Accreditation Committee for Teacher Education (MACTE) approved program (AMS, AMI, NCME, etc.) appropriate to age level being taught; AMS preferred.
  • Current California First Aid and CPR Training
  • Minimum of 5 years Montessori classroom teaching experience preferred

Major areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding and promoting the school’s vision, mission, and goals to students, parents, and community.
  • Working with the community of administrators, teachers, parents, students, and board of directors, in articulating and maintaining the integrity and scope of the Montessori method.
  • Preparing the Montessori classroom environment to meet the students’ needs and interests.
  • Presenting consistent individual and group lessons to the students and supporting each child’s direction and success.
  • Meeting regularly with students to work with them in assessing their own success and facilitating an individual path of progress.
  • Working with students of varying abilities assigned to the classroom, including those with learning difficulties as diagnosed, as well as attending meetings to support children who require it.
  • Maintaining student records, reports, evaluations, inventories, and tests.
  • Participate in field trips and overnights if necessary.
  • Attending board meetings, committee, and any other meetings relevant to teaching as necessary.
  • Continuing professional development and participating in recommended conferences, training programs, courses, and other areas of professional growth.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • A cover letter specific to your qualifications for the position
  • A résumé
  • Copy of your credentials- CA and Montessori (CA credential -please provide document #)
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts showing degrees awarded (official transcripts will be required at time of employment)
  • A list of three references (Parent, Co-worker, Administrator) and letters of recommendation.
  • Current and Desired compensation levels.

Before submitting, please ensure you have included all requested items above.

Complete applications should be submitted through:

Bella Mente Montessori Academy
Attn: Human Resources
1737 W. Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083

Interested In Working As An Instructional Assistant At Bella Mente Montessori Academy?

Minimum qualifications for application:

  • Candidates should have experience working with students in a classroom setting.
  • High School diploma with 60 college units or AA degree or better. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Montessori training and experience desired. Montessori certification or assistant’s certification preferred.
  • ATTENTION CREDENTIALED TEACHERS: Working as a Montessori instructional assistant is a great way to determine if the Montessori classroom is right for you before pursuing Montessori certification.

Major areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

​The instructional assistant assists the teacher in improving the quality of educational opportunities, supervision of students, and instructional tasks which, in the judgment of the teacher, may be performed by a non-credentialed employee. The work need not be performed in the presence of the teacher, but the teacher retains responsibility for instruction and supervision.

Instructional Assistants work part-time, Monday through Friday, 20-30 hours per week, depending on the grade level assignment. Most assignments commonly scheduled from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

To Apply:
A complete application consists of the following:

  • Letter of Introduction (In your cover letter, please outline why you are seeking a job working with children, why you would like to work at a charter Montessori school and what special characteristics, talents, and expertise you would bring to the instructional team.)
  • Letter(s) of Reference (Please include three current letters of reference attesting to your professional abilities)
  • NCLB Compliance (May consist of any one of the following: * AA degree or higher, * 45+ college units or * Paraprofessional exam certificate)
  • Resume

Candidates with Montessori training or experience should clearly highlight this information in their resume. Please note that incomplete applications may not be considered. Please carefully check to be sure all requested items are included with your submission.

Complete applications should be submitted through:

Bella Mente Montessori Academy
Attn: Human Resources
1737 West Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083

*Bella Mente shall not unlawfully discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave, or Vietnam era veteran status.

Equal opportunity shall be provided to all employees and applicants in every aspect of personnel policy and practice. Bella Mente shall not discriminate against physically or mentally disabled persons who, with reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job in question