Xplor Education

Assistant Head of School

Full-Time in Hawthorne, CA - Associate - Discovery

Inspire the next generation of innovators.

Become Assistant Head of School at Discovery, an authentic Montessori community for children aged 10 weeks to 6 years.


The Opportunity

We are conducting a search for Assistant Head of School. Through your efforts, you will help lead Discovery to figure prominently among the world’s most admired Montessori communities.

The Assistant Head of School works closely with the Head of School (HOS) to ensure that Discovery provides a high-quality learning experience for children; exceptional service to parents; and a supportive, collaborative work environment for staff. The ideal candidate enjoys building community; developing and building warm, authentic relationships with families and staff; has a knack for details; and values high quality work.

You will be exposed to all areas of school administration and institutional effectiveness and serve as the school’s operations leader to ensure that everything runs smoothly. In addition, you will partner with the Head of School on important, school-wide initiatives including events and accreditation. As second-in-command, you will lead Discovery in the Head of School’s absence.

If you are an experienced Montessori educator with an AMI diploma and interested in directing your career toward school leadership, this is an excellent opportunity to develop professionally while leveraging your experience as a Montessori educator.

For the right candidate, we are prepared to provide:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous medical benefits with no waiting period
  • 401(k) retirement benefits including a generous employer match
  • Restorative work-life benefits including substantial paid time off and a host of school-paid holidays throughout the year
  • On-going career development


About Discovery

Discovery is a collaboration between Xplor Education and a groundbreaking Southern California aerospace company to form an innovative Montessori community for children of the partner-company’s employees. While their parents develop the breakthroughs that will one day make life multi-planetary, their children will grow into the next generation of innovators in a way that only authentic Montessori can provide. Enrollment at Discovery is exclusively for children of the partner-company’s employees and is not open to the general public.

Discovery opened in September 2018 and is approaching full enrollment with two Nido communities, two Toddler communities, and three Casa communities.


About Xplor Education

Xplor Education partners with America’s most innovative companies to provide distinctive Montessori early childhood education that leads to more capable individuals, happier families, healthier organizations, and stronger communities. The company operates Montessori schools in California and Hawaii.


Invitation to Apply

We encourage you to apply if you:

  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree in any subject;
  • Have at least five years experience as a Montessori Guide;
  • Have strong organizational, project management, customer service, and communication skills;
  • Will comply with the company's mandatory COVID vaccination policy; and
  • Are a US citizen or green cardholder.

We would prefer you over other candidates if you:

  • Live in Southern California;
  • Have earned an AMI diploma at any level
  • Have outstanding academic credentials such as an M.Ed., a degree from a prestigious college or university, and/or graduation with honors at any level; and/or
  • Have interesting hobbies, skills, and life experiences.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.