Faculty and Staff

Head Of School Welcome

When we ask our students, ‘What is the advantage of being a Montessori student or graduate?’, the answer always includes words such as: ‘I love school’, ‘I love my teachers’, ‘ I get to choose my work’, ‘I can learn at a grade level or two ahead’. A Montessori student is motivated, self-directed, engaged, confident, empathetic and passionate about the world around them. Our students excel academically through teamwork and independent work.

OMS Montessori is the oldest Montessori school in Ottawa. We are the only accredited English and Francophone Montessori school in the area. Our students flourish in a rich Montessori environment located in a unique facility, under the trees of a natural award-winning playground in the centre of our nation’s capital.

I welcome you to visit us to learn more about our nationally accredited Montessori School and how we can help your child experience the Montessori advantage.

Carrie Whalen
Head of School


All OMS Montessori Teachers have internationally recognized certification (Association Montessori Internationale) or the equivalent.  Our second language and physical education educators are certified in their particular fields.

The long term retention of staff, many of whom have been with us for more than 15 years, creates a strong, collaborative community with a shared vision and goals.

Careers at OMS

Current openings at OMS Montessori are listed at the link, but we welcome applications at any time. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter outlining how you can contribute to our program to admissions@omsmontessori.com

Non-Discrimination Policy: As a matter of policy and philosophy, OMS Montessori hiring, admission, and operating procedures are non-discriminatory in terms of race, colour, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.