Melbourne Montessori School is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Principal.

The school was established 47 years ago, and the first Year 12 cohort graduated at the end of 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, innovative and dynamic educationalist to contribute to the continued development of the school as a leading Montessori school in Australia.

The School Board seeks to attract an exceptional leader and relationship builder who has significant experience in developing, implementing and evaluating programs for students beyond mainstream education. With knowledge of contemporary trends in experiential and enquiry-based learning, the Principal will maintain the current high standards of excellence in Montessori education and promote future learning.

Reporting to the Chair and the School Board the appointee will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to manage the future direction of the school and play a key role in collaboration among specialist teachers, staff, students and families to steward the development of the personal learning path of each student. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Principal with a deep understanding and passion for progressive education. The appointee will display high energy, strong financial and interpersonal management skills combined with demonstrated analytical and strategic thinking capabilities. Experience across the management of the whole school will be essential to success.

The School:

Melbourne Montessori School is an independent, coeducational community school currently catering for over 400 children from 18 months to 18 years of age. Programs include Parent and Toddler playgroups, Early Learning, Junior School and Senior School. The Montessori pedagogy is offered from Early Learning to Year 10. The International Baccalaureate and Montessori Careers Program are offered for Years 11 & 12. The school is located across two campuses in Caulfield and Brighton. Learning environments are prepared for children and adolescents at each developmental stage and allow each child to take responsibility for their own learning. As a result, the students become life-long learners.

For more information visit: melbournemontessori.vic. 

To apply:

Please go to and choose ‘APPLY ONLINE’ from the menu.

Submit your cover letter and resume to Liz Jones, quoting Fisher Leadership Reference MMSpri0421, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

Applications close: 13 June 2021

21 May 2021

Melbourne Montessori School

Brighton Campus
741 Hawthorn Road
Brighton East VIC 3187