Apply to a Course

Our application process is designed to determine a candidate’s suitability for our training courses. Montessori Northwest courses typically fill quickly; we recommend early application to ensure your place in the course.
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The documents required in your application packet are listed in the application forms below. We strongly encourage you to read the Student Handbook and What to Know Before You Apply for the level to which you are applying prior to submitting your application. Please submit your complete application packet to:

Montessori Northwest
Attention: Admissions Committee
622 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
USA

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Application Forms

Please choose the application form that relates to your selected course. For applicants requiring an I-20 form for an F-1 or M-1 visa, please use an International application form.


Assistants to Infancy Diploma Course

Early Admissions date: postmarked on or prior to February 14, 2014

Primary Diploma Course

Early Admissions date: postmarked on or prior to March 15, 2014

Elementary Diploma Course

Early Admissions date: postmarked on or prior to March 15, 2014


Application Fees

Choose the fee(s) that relate to your selected course. When you make a payment, we begin tracking your application. We will apply your payment to your application when we receive it. 


Assistants to Infancy Course

Application Fee - Assistants to Infancy Course
25.00

The Assistants to Infancy course is approaching a waiting list. If you wish to apply to the course please send your complete application packet with the application fee to our office. Have a great day!

 

Registration Fee - Assistants to Infancy Course
125.00

Registration fee for the Assistants to Infancy Course. Payment after acceptance of your application secures your place in the course. 

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Tuition Deposit - Assistants to Infancy Course
500.00

Tuition deposit for the Assistants to Infancy Course. Due on or before May 1st, 2014. 

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Primary Course

Application Fee - Primary Course
25.00

Application fee for the Primary Course. Payment is required before your application can be reviewed.

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Registration Fee - Primary Course
125.00

Registration fee for the Primary Course. Payment after acceptance of your application secures your place in the course. 

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Tuition Deposit - Primary Course
500.00

Tuition deposit for the Primary Course. Due on or before August 1st, 2014. 

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Elementary Course

Application Fee - Elementary Course
25.00

Application fee for the Elementary Course. Payment is required before your application can be reviewed. 

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Registration Fee - Elementary Course
125.00

Registration fee for the Elementary Course. Payment after acceptance of your application secures your place in the course. 

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Tuition Deposit - Elementary Course
500.00

Tuition deposit for the Elementary Course. Due on or before August 1st, 2014. 

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International Student Fee

International students requiring an I-20 form for an F-1 or M-1 visa are required to pay an International Student Fee in addition to the standard application and registration fees listed above. 

International Student Fee
100.00

Fee to be paid by international applicants requiring an I-20 form for an F-1 or M-1 visa. 

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Admissions Policies

Criteria for Admission

Successful candidates will demonstrate qualifications and suitability for successful participation in each course, including:

  • Academic skills for success in a comprehensive and rigorous course of study
  • Clear oral and written communication
  • Organization, time management, and attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate within a community
  • Commitment to alternative education
  • The desire to support human development in positive and life-affirming directions

The educational requirement for entry to all MNW courses is a Bachelor’s degree. Exceptions can be considered on an individual basis.

A submitted application must be complete before it can be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Applicants are notified in writing of their acceptance status within ten business days of MNW’s receipt of their application. An applicant who is denied entrance to the course based on the criteria of admission may request more information from the Admissions Director as to the reason for their denial. A denied applicant may reapply again for the next course cycle.

Non-native English Speakers

Applicants who speak English as a second language are required to submit a TOEFL score with their application materials. The following minimum scores are required:

  • Internet Based Total: 80
  • Computer Based Total: 213
  • Paper Based Total: 550

If an applicant has other evidence of their English speaking skills, they may request a waiver of the TOEFL requirement in writing. If a waiver is granted, the student will not be granted any academic accommodations for English as a second language.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Montessori Northwest does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national or ethnic origin in its admission policies, educational policies, or any administered programs. Any person unlawfully discriminated against, as described in ORS 345.240, may file a complaint under ORS 659A.240, may file a complaint under ORS 659A.820 with the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. Students may also file a grievance using our Grievance Process described in our Student Handbook.