KCH is an AMS accredited Montessori school in Kirkwood, MO on three beautiful acres in the woods across from Kirkwood Park. As the only AMS accredited school in Missouri, KCH School welcomes children, ages 18 months through 6 years, and their families from across the St. Louis metro area. Our school is open 5 days a week, 10.5 hours a day, 11.5 months a year.  Our school boasts natural playgrounds made with local materials, gardens planted and harvested by the children, a school who prepares a fresh and healthy meal daily, an indoor gross motor space, and open classrooms with an abundance of natural light and views of the surrounding nature. This inspirational backdrop, orderly classroom environments, and lush outdoor playscapes enrich children’s inquiry, spark passionate pursuits, and deepen each child’s curiosity to love and learn about the world around them.

Montessori Schools continue to be a leading innovator in early childhood education around the world Montessori is an education philosophy and practice that fosters rigorous, self-motivated growth for children in all areas of their development, with a goal of nurturing each child’s natural desire for knowledge, understanding, and respect. KCH maintains our support of nature-filled community-based Montessori education with committed and flexible teachers dedicated to the mission.

Our faculty is made up of new and long-term committed educators who are dedicated to the Montessori movement. We have developed strong partnerships within our community to advocate for authentic Montessori education, reflective practice, and transforming the lives of children by empowering them to become capable and productive individuals for life.   

We are a community of dedicated, collaborative, and innovative teachers focused on following the child and providing what is needed for each individual while upholding the Montessori best practices. Ideal candidates possess a knowledge of early childhood development, are familiar with the Montessori Method, and are passionate about learning more through collaborative efforts.  We are committed to observation of the child, exhibiting peace, prioritizing community and connecting with nature. Members of the KCH faculty hold a variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as well as Montessori certifications in infant toddler and early childhood and education.

Interested candidates should submit an application, resume, cover letter, and letters of reference.