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

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


Tentative Dates: June 18-July 22, 2017

U.S. Location To Be Determined


Application to be available online by February 1, 2017.

All interested educators are welcome to attend.

For more information about the application process contact

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

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 contributioni 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.


Participants in the 2016 NAMTA/AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies in Gothenburg (Sätila) Sweden
are required to participate in closing weekend 26-30 October 2016.

Lectures will be given in English.


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

Click here to join the Adolescent Orientation Alumni Group!


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