Our school is at the national forefront of fully implementing Montessori learning in a public school context. To support the highest quality of learning for students and the best support for our teachers, we have forged partnerships with high quality, accredited organizations to offer a Teacher Residency:

  • Residents new to teaching (e.g. recent college graduates or career changers) serve 1-2 years as assistant teachers while earning a state teaching license and Montessori credential, and then advance to teaching roles upon earning licensure.

  • Current licensed teachers may lead classrooms while completing Montessori training and their teaching "internship."

  • For all residents: Training occurs during the summer and select times during the school year (after school, online, and periodic weekends), through accredited partners. Job-embedded, hands-on training covers Montessori theory and practice, as well as public school needs: state standards and assessment, special education, and more. Throughout, Residents receive on-site support: observation, mentorship, and collaboration. Residents are part- or full-time faculty members with benefits, and salaries that increase as Residents complete qualifications. The Residency is valued at up to $15,000; Libertas sponsors 100% for teachers who commit to three years of service.