The NAMTA/AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies (Ages 12-18)

The NAMTA/AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies (Ages 12-18)

Orientation Alumni Support

Graduates of the NAMTA/AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies are invited to join the orientation alumni group. Our goal within the orientation alumni group is to share Montessori third plane practices aligned with sound Montessori theory and authentic sources. 

Members of the alumni group will receive login information to monthly webinars.


June 25-July 22 and October 25-29, 2017

Summer portion of the program will be held at Hershey Montessori School's Huntsburg Campus.

Attendance at the October closing weekend is mandatory.


The NAMTA/AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies offers an overview of Montessori's approach to adolescents within the framework of human development. By exploring Montessori theory in depth for this age group, participants will come to understand the contributions of the third plane as crucial to the development fo the individual and will be significantly prepared to aid development during this important time of life. All interested educators are welcome to attend. For more information about the application process contact Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Learn More

 Watch a video about the January 2016 orientation program in Australia.

In November of 2010, The Association Montessori Internationale agreed to an evolving relationship with the NAMTA Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies. Together with the Scientific Pedagogical Group (formally Committee), NAMTA will contribute selectively to the AMI body of Montessori pedagogy, allowing for the preservation and propagation of adolescent research and practice within the context of AMI-approved teacher education. The NAMTA Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies will be renamed The NAMTA/AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies, recognizing NAMTA’s program as the current AMI adolescent pedagogical offering. 


The NAMTA/AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies builds an integrated holistic view of the Montessori adolescent in relation to Montessori psychology, methodology, and philosophy.  Content is presented within the context of Montessori’s educational syllabus. Participants can shape their specialized backgrounds (in math, science, humanities) as part of a total Montessori vision, allowing them to design an adolescent program that addresses their unique combinations of students, faculty, site, and administration at their schools. AMI Montessori training in early childhood or elementary levels will enhance the orientation experience, but is not a prerequisite.



Program Description & Schedule Reading List Speakers
NAMTA's Role in the History of Montessori Adolescent Programming