Elementary 2021-2023 Application

Application Type

If you are in the US on a visa that allows you to study or you are in the process of gaining citizenship or permanent residency, choose "International Student" and email the training center, training@misdami.org, to discuss your application requirements.

Of what country are you a citizen? Please email the training center if you have dual citizenship.

International Student Policies can be found here: https://misdami.org/montessori-teacher-training-california/admissions-montessori-training-schools/montessori-teacher-training-programs-for-international-students/

If you are a current citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you are required to list the last four digits of your social security here. International students leave this field blank.

Foundation Course Prerequisite

*FOUNDATION PREREQUISITE: In order to take the AMI Elementary Course, students must complete our 2 ½ week Foundation Prerequisite which gives an overview of the AMI approach for ages 3-6. Students who hold the AMI Primary Diploma are exempt from this prerequisite and should choose "Requesting Exemption (Admission Year 2021 - Elementary 3-Summers 21-23 )", then upload a copy of your AMI Primary diploma below.

If you are requesting to be exempt from the Foundation course, you must upload a copy of your AMI Primary diploma here.

5000KB limit


This is how your name will appear on your AMI diploma. You can enter your name however you would prefer in this field.

Not required; leave blank if you do not have a middle name.

List any family / last name you have used in the past.

Recent passport sized photograph, no larger than 5000 KB

Do not submit photographs with busy backgrounds or containing additional people or animals

This photo will be used for your Student ID

Permanent Address

Include apartment number

If your country does not have states or provinces, enter your city name or leave blank

Education and Work History

If you do not have a degree, please submit a letter to training@misdami.org explaining why you should be accepted without this requirement (speak about your skills, dedication, work ethic, etc.). This letter should be two to three paragraphs. Contact the training center if you have questions about the letter requirements.

Please list all of the degrees you have obtained.

Leave blank if you do not have any post-secondary degrees.

List ALL universities / colleges / training centers you have attended, even if you did not obtain a degree from the institution.

You will be required to provide official transcripts for any college or university listed here.

If you have a TOEFL or IELTS score, please list it here.

Leave blank if you are a US citizen or permanent resident.

Leave blank if you will submit your English language score at a later date.

International applicants who did not complete a college or university degree in a primarily English speaking country are required to provide an objective English assessment. IELTS, TOEFL, and Cambridge tests meet this requirement. Please contact the training center to inquire if a specific assessment is acceptable.

Official score report forms are required; contact the testing company to inquire about submitting official score report forms.

Please upload your current resume / CV here

Please answer the following questions in a separate document and upload your answers above. (1-2 paragraphs per question.)

1. Why do you want to take this training course?
2. What are your interests and skills? What specific qualifications do you bring to this work?
3. Describe your experience with children. Do you have any experience with children in the age range you wish to study? If so, explain.
4. How do you intend to use your Montessori training? How will your training further your professional goals?
5. How did you first learn about our program and why would you like to study at MISD?

School Sponsorship

If all or part of your training is being paid for by a school, please provide the school's name.

Please list the first and last name of the person at your organization whom we should contact regarding questions about payments.

What is the email for your school's contact person?

Admissions Requirements

The following items are required in addition to the online application:

- 3 recommendation letters*
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended**
- International students: English assessment (if applicable, see International Students for more information)

*Each recommendation letter must be submitted by the person who wrote it (email or post/mail).

**Transcripts must be official and submitted directly by the university by mail or email (or submitted by you in the original envelope sealed by the university).

Any questions throughout the application process should be directed to Student Services Coordinator: Amy Rhodes, amy@misdami.org

Mandatory Fees
2021 Elementary Application Fee 150.00
Total 150.00

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