Successful candidates will demonstrate qualifications and suitability for successful participation in the course. 

  • Academic skills for success in a comprehensive and rigorous course of study

  • Clear oral and written communication

  • Capacities for organization, time management, and attention to detail

  • Ability to collaborate within a community

  • Commitment to alternative education

  • Desire to support human development in positive and life-affirming directions

Part 1

Basic Information

Get started by telling us a little about yourself!


A non-refundable application fee of $150 is required. Have a credit card ready to submit your application.


Upload your resume, it should include names and addresses of employers, dates of employment, and a list of responsibilities as well as all previously attended colleges/universities, any post-graduate studies, previous Montessori or other education, including the degree or certificate achieved. Be sure to include any employment in Montessori schools. 


Upload your personal essay, it will be used to demonstrate your written communication and supports your application for admission. It should be typewritten, professionally formatted, and approximately 1200 words in length. The essay should address the following questions and may include any other information you would like to be considered in support of your candidacy:

  • How do you meet each point of the Criteria for Admission?

  • What is your experience with Montessori Education?

  • What influenced your decision to pursue the study of Montessori education at this age level?

  • Why have you chosen Montessori Northwest to pursue your Montessori Teacher Training?

To start, please fill out some initial information about yourself, then hit submit to open the full Application Part 1. To log back into the application, and to continue with Part 2 or any additional applications, simply enter the same email and phone number and click "submit."