Employment Opportunities

Exterior of Forest Bluff School building

Work at Forest Bluff School

At Forest Bluff, you'll join a passionate group of educators who are dedicated to the principles of authentic Montessori education and want to make a difference in the lives of children. Our environments are beautiful and joyful, both inside and outside. Our school community is welcoming and collaborative.

Whether you are a trained Montessorian or you're just getting started, we want to hear from you. We know excellent educators are our best asset. We are always looking for people who are passionate about serving the needs of children. Thank you!

We offer:

  • Beautiful, clean, well-equipped classrooms
  • A peaceful and safe learning and working environment
  • Professional development
  • Support for continuing education
  • AMI training sponsorship
  • Competitive salary and benefits

If you would like to work as a part-time or full-time Assistant in one of our classrooms and are a dependable person who loves children, send us your résumé. 

If you are AMI Montessori trained at any age level, or interested in taking the training, contact us for upcoming opportunities in our school community. 

Find information here about training centers, scholarships, and more!


"Forest Bluff is authentic Montessori. I have the autonomy to guide my class exactly as I was trained. As a teacher-run school, we are constantly reflecting upon, discussing, and implementing what is truly best for the child. Additionally, I realize what a special gift it is to genuinely love your coworkers, and I feel so fortunate to be part of such a team."
"In the twelve years I have worked at Forest Bluff School, I have always felt appreciated and valued. Working at a teacher-run school, I know my voice matters."

"For those not familiar with Forest Bluff, it is hard to understand how a school can give one such a feeling of love, support, and confidence. I am so grateful to know how that feels, and especially grateful to Paula Lillard for creating and sustaining such a special place!"


Forest Bluff School is located in the heart of the village of Lake Bluff and just two miles from downtown Lake Forest. These two communities have much to offer young families, including beautiful beaches, winding ravines, park districts and community centers with a wide range of programs, a farmers’ market, nature preserves with hiking trails, weekly outdoor concerts in the summer, a symphony, a new state-of-the-art hospital, and more. Both communities have direct train service to downtown Chicago, where families can explore all the world-class city has to offer.

Lake Bluff gazebo

Forest Bluff School is an equal opportunity employer.