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The AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies

NAMTA presents

The AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies (ages 12-18)


Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

All interested educators are welcome to attend.

For more information about the application process contact


  • Queensland, Australia

Sunday, January 3-Saturday, January 30, 2016

View the 2016 brochure * Print 2016 Application


Participants should plan to attend class on Tuesday, January 26, Australia Day.

Classes take place at Montessori International College.

Accommodations available at Varsity Apartments.


  • Huntsburg, Ohio, USA

June 26-July 30, 2016

2016 application will be posted January 1, 2016.
View the 2015 Brochure *
Print 2015 Application


Participants should plan to arrive Saturday, June 25, 2016 and to depart Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2016.

Classes take place at Hershey Montessori School's Huntsburg Farm Campus.

Accommodations available at Hiram College or Hershey Montessori School's dormitory.

Past orientation graduates may return for weeks four and five at the Huntsburg course only.

2016 application will be posted January 1, 2016.

Print the 2015 registration form for returning graduates.

  • Gothenburg (Sätila) Sweden

Sunday, July 3-Sunday, July 31 and October 26-30, 2016

2016 application will be posted January 1, 2016.


Classes take place at Montessoriskolan Lära för livet, Rydet, Sätila, Sweden
Participants should plan to check-in at the Montessoriskolan Lära för livet farm campus July 2, 2016.
Pending: Accommodations available at Strömmaskolan, 5 km from the class location.
Lectures will be given in English. 



New this year: Learn about the Adolescent Orientation Alumni Group.

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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 AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies, recognizing NAMTA’s program as the current AMI adolescent pedagogical offering. 


The 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