Answer a set of questions and send us your résumé.
Interested In Becoming An Acton Academy Spark Guide?
Do you want to change the world?
Do you crave working hard with a small, mission-driven, world-class team changing the vision of education?
If your passion is to fuel the love of learning in others while advancing your own personal and professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of the world’s most innovative schools.
Ascent Academy is a pre K-5 private school located in Central Austin that provides a truly unique and revolutionary “disruptive” educational model and is affiliated with Acton Academy. The Montessori method and principles permeate throughout the core of our philosophy and practice. We emphasize Socratic guidance as opposed to traditional teaching, mixed-aged classrooms with a self-paced curriculum as opposed to grade-levels, and life-oriented quests that culminate in a public exhibition of their learning as opposed to test scores and report cards. Within the boundaries of safe guardrails, students are empowered to be in the driver seat of their learning in an environment that is truly theirs. Moreover, our goal is to support each student on Hero’s Journeys as they seek to find callings and change the world.
We are seeking a full time Socratic Montessori Guide for the 2019-2020 school year. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about guiding children on their independent journey of life-long learning, and who possesses a depth, love, and commitment to Maria Montessori’s methodology and materials. Montessori certification is required, preferably AMI or AMS.
Guides are expected to lead Socratic discussions each morning, inspire our heroes to explore, be curious, and take ownership of their learning, and monitor student progress on our self-paced Montessori curriculum.
If interested, please explore our website and watch the videos in the Deep Dive section, to get a better idea of what our learning environment will look like.
Our guides serve as pillars of our learning environment and receive competitive pay, commensurate with experience.
- Montessori Teaching: 2 years
Required license or certification:
- Montessori certification (AMS or AMI preferred)
The Guide Audition Process consists of 3 simple steps:
Do your research on Ascent Academy and provide references from your previous jobs.
Consider how you would handle a few case study situations & tell us about your current Hero’s Journey.