AMI Adolescent Montessori Introductory Workshop (12-18 years)

This adolescent Montessori online course provides a foundation in the Montessori theory and approach for working with adolescents (young people aged 12-18 years).

“If puberty is on the physical side a transition from an infantile to an adult state, there is also, on the psychological side, a transition from the child who has to live in a family, to the man who has to live in society.”
Maria Montessori, From Childhood to Adolescence

Lecture topics focus on understanding the developmental needs of the adolescent and the components of a Montessori adolescent programme. The course provides a vision of a Montessori adolescent community which participants can apply in their unique communities.

Our AMI adolescent Montessori online course provides a foundation in the Montessori theory and approach for working with adolescents (young people aged 12-18 years).

What students say:
“Having adolescents participate in the course was powerful for me and empowering for them.”
“The trainer is phenomenal. Her experience and expertise is something to admire.”
“I loved how the course was structured in an informal yet highly informative manner . . . very clear and easy to understand.”
“The trainer conveyed the principles with love and a deep understanding.”

Who is the course for?
The course is for anyone interested in the Montessori approach for the 12-18 years age group including parents, those working at Montessori schools and interested professionals from all areas including education, health care and social work.

What will I learn about?

  • The Montessori approach and the Planes of Development
  • The characteristics and needs of adolescents
  • The Montessori adolescent programme – the Prepared Environment, the role of the adult and plan of work/study
  • The importance of the work of the hands, self-expression and residential life

Participants will receive an AMI certification upon completion of the workshop.

Next Course:

Next course to be confirmed. You may also be interested in our online AMI Orientation (formerly Assistants Certificate) 12-18 years.

Interested in future dates? Keep me up-to-date on future AMI Adolescent Introductory Workshops

About the Trainer
Jenny Marie Höglund is an AMI trainer at the 6-12 and 12-18 levels. She is AMI 3- 6 and 6-12 trained. In 1995 Jenny founded a Montessori school in Sweden – Montessoriskolan Lära för livet, for children aged 1 – 16 years.

“Education should include the two forms of work, manual and intellectual  . . . and thus make it understood by practical experience that these two kinds complete each other.”

Maria Montessori, From Childhood to Adolescence

How will I study?
The course will take place with live sessions on Zoom. You can access the sessions on a PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone with speakers, a microphone and a good internet connection. You will have opportunities to ask the trainer questions during the session.

Please note that we strongly recommend the use of a desktop computer or laptop for all live Zoom sessions.

Do you accept students from outside the UK?
The course can be taken from anywhere in the world but will be delivered via live online sessions so you will need to check the time in your time zone.