NewGate School is the lab school of the Montessori Foundation in Sarasota, Florida.

If you are a joyful and enthusiastic qualified Montessori educator at any level, from Toddler through High School, consider joining the NewGate team.


  • Toddler
  • Early Childhood
  • Lower Elementary
  • Upper Elementary
  • High School


NewGate School is an exceptional place for students, families, and staff. As the Lab School of the Montessori Foundation, NewGate is firmly rooted in the work of Maria Montessori and the scientific pedagogy, nurturing creativity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit. NewGate faculty guide students’ activities in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach their full potential. 

NewGate Montessori Guides maintain a mature, professional relationship with families, students, and staff; prepare the environment by following Montessori best practices. Guides participate in all activities that contribute to the student’s intellectual, social-emotional development, health, and well-being. 

The ideal candidate must have a strong commitment to Montessori philosophy, partnership relationships, and collaboration. Applicants must be willing to embrace and exemplify NewGate School’s core values, a growth mindset, and reflective practice.

Sarasota offers residents the best of Florida beaches, outdoor recreational activities, and the arts. It is the home of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Ringling College of Art and Design, New College, and the Ringling Museum. Applicants must have certification from a MACTE accredited teacher education program. 

NewGate is accredited by the Cognia and the International Montessori Council, and authorized as an IB World School.

Classrooms are well-equipped, spacious, and bright, with porches and gardens. Elementary and Secondary programs include a wide range of offerings including arts, music, theater, youth opera, and physical education.

If you would like the opportunity to work with strong professional leadership, a Montessori certified staff, and supportive parents, apply now.

To be considered for a position, email a letter of interest along with your résumé to Tim Seldin, Executive DIrector [email protected].