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Compass Montessori is a unique public charter school educating Children's House (Pre-K) through High School on two campuses in Wheat Ridge & Golden, Colorado. 


Our purpose is to guide students using authentic Montessori methods, foster interdependence, and nurture intrinsic motivation from within the whole child academically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. 


We aspire to be authentic, curious, intrinsically motivated, socially conscious, inclusive, respectful, connected to the natural world, ready to change the world and to be in community with one another. 


If this feels like a good fit for you, we're always seeking qualified applicants and welcome your inquiry. Please feel free to browse job openings below, and/or send your cover letter and resume’ to Human Resources by mail or email:


Compass Montessori School

Human Resources

10399 West 44th Ave

Wheat Ridge, CO 80003

[email protected]



Job Openings Below

If you don't see an ideal fit for you below, please note that many of our full time teaching staff started at Compass as an assistant or para, and it can be a great way to get your foot in the door to one of the most prestigious public Montessori schools in the country.


Job Description

We are looking for a lead cook to join our school kitchen team cooking large batch menus from scratch for our students and staff. You will be responsible for opening the kitchen at 7:30 getting the days meal started and closing the kitchen down by 1:30. Working in our school commercial kitchen is fast-paced at times as we serve over 250 students and staff in multiple areas of our school. The kitchen is in our Middle school space and you will also experience working with and teaching adolescents how to cook. After the initial phone interview a working interview in the kitchen is the next step.

Hourly through school year August through May. Summers and school holidays off.

Days/Times: Monday through Friday 7:30-1:30 hours which gives you weekends and evenings off.

The chance to experience a Montessori middle school environment.

Starting pay is $20.00 per hour

Upon hiring it is required to complete a background check and food handler license..

Seeking candidates with the following qualities:

  • Large volume cooking or commercial kitchen experience
  • Assist Kitchen Crew and take the lead on preparing meals
  • Ability to read and follow recipes
  • Proactive personality, willing to learn quickly and work independently
  • Good listening skills, and able to follow directions with attention to detail
  • Good time management skills
  • Dependable work ethic
  • Able to lift 50 - 80 lbs o unload and put away food orders promptly
  • Goal oriented
  • Able to work with children and adolescents

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $20.00 per hour

Expected hours: 30 per week




Substitute Teachers choose their own hours upon teacher and staff requests. Subs are paid hourly, and needed for both our Golden and Wheat Ridge Campus for Pre-K through High School classrooms. All subs must complete a background check prior to employment. Email Amy Ball at [email protected] if you’re interested in being a sub.

Other ways to learn more about Compass Montessori:
Learn more about out academic programs HERE
Meet our Leadership Team HERE
Browse our Staff Directory HERE
Compass FAQs HERE
New to Montessori? Learn more HERE
Professional Observation available HERE
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