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NAMTA's purpose is to maintain Montessori traditions, and at the same time, to be on the cutting edge of innovative education. Accordingly, we provide the medium for study, interpretation, and improvement of Montessori education.

The AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies

 NAMTA presents

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


All interested educators are welcome to attend.

For more information about the application process contact


  •  Huntsburg, Ohio, USA

June 26-July 30, 2016

 Print 2016 Application
View the 2016 Brochure 

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

 This program now has a waiting list.

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.

Print the 2016 registration form for returning graduates.


  • Gothenburg (Sätila) Sweden

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

2016 application now available! Print the 2016 application.

View the 2016 brochure

This program now has a waiting list.

Participants should plan to arrive Sunday, July 3, 2016, by noon and to depart Sunday, July 31, 2016 by noon.

Lectures will be given in English.


Classes take place at Montessoriskolan Lära för livet, Farm School Rydet in Sätila (outside of Göteborg). This is close to Landvetter Airport (15 minutes) and 30 minutes with public transport from the central station in Göteborg (Gothenburg). Participants are responsible for their own transportation.


Accommodations available at the Farm School Rydet in Sätila. Contact Jenny Höglund, for alternate housing options.



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