Apply to a Course

We are currently accepting applications for all of our courses. 
Be sure to send yours in as soon as possible to ensure you have a place!

Our application process is designed to determine a candidate's suitability for our training courses. 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, located on the training pages) prior to submitting your application.

Mail your application packet to:

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


Application Forms

  • 2015-2016 Application Form - For all Courses
  • MNW International Form [PDF] - Portland courses only
    • International Applicants: For Portland applicants requiring an I-20 form for an M-1 student visa, please send an International form along with your course application. This option is currently only available for Portland courses.

Online Payments

Find your course below! 


  • We will begin enrolling in the fall of 2015

Assistants to Infancy San Francisco part-time COURSE

Primary portland Academic Year Course 

PRIMARY San Francisco Part-Time COURSE 

Elementary Portland Academic Year Course 

International Students*

International students attending one of our Portland courses who require an I-20 form for an M-1 visa are required to pay an International Student Fee in addition to the standard application and enrollment fees listed above. 

  • $100 International Application Fee - Due upon acceptance 
    • *Please note this option is currently only available for Portland courses

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 standard for all MNW courses is a Bachelor’s degree. Exceptions are 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 fourteen 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.