Now offering full day toddler programs for fall 2016! Learn More.


Founded in 1980, MCS is fully accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Our beautifully planned, 14 acre, wooded campus is located between Durham and Chapel Hill. MCS features sunny, spacious classrooms, science lab, a fine arts building for music, art, and ceramics, a sport field, track, sand volleyball court, numerous playgrounds, and a gymnasium. Located near three major universities, the area is rich with cultural and environmental diversity.

Our competitive benefits package includes health, dental, long-term disability, 403(b), professional development, and tuition remission for qualified dependents. Applicants must have a Montessori credential (AMS or AMI) or a willingness to complete Montessori training at the school’s expense. A BA or BS and previous classroom experience is preferred. Candidates are expected to work collaboratively for the benefit of each child and the school, and must demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development.

We accept resumes from Montessori-trained teachers at all program levels. including toddler, primary, lower and upper elementary, and adolescent. Interested applicants are invited to forward their resume with a cover letter to the Head of School, Cindy Zajic, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Openings for the 2016-17 School Year

Toddler Teacher

We are accepting applications for a Full Day Toddler Teacher to begin in August 2016. We are seeking a credentialed, experienced Toddler teacher for a new full day classroom. Our highly trained and dedicated faculty and administrators work collaboratively with great enthusiasm to offer a well-rounded Montessori program to our students and families. Salary is commensurate with experience with generous benefits offered.
Send cover letter and resume to Cindy Zajic, Head of School, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Director of Development

The Director of Development for the Montessori Community School is a part-time position that reports directly to the Head of School. The individual in this position will foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization, assuring that the necessary systems and procedures are in place to support fund development, and leading staff and volunteers to build and sustain a culture of philanthropy and fund development within the community that it serves.

For additional information regarding this important position, click here.