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

Application Part 2


In essay form, provide brief and thoughtful answers to the following three topics:

  • Describe a situation when you took responsibility for your own learning.

  • Describe the strategies you have used to be successful with a demanding schedule.

  • Describe your level of comfort with with and around technology, such as using social media or cloud-based services.

These answers give the admissions committee an understanding about you as a student. They also provide you with a moment to think about what you need to be successful on the course.

letters of reference

Three letters of reference are required. These must be written within three years of the application date, and must support the applicant's ability to meet the Criteria for Admission. Please include name, relationship to you and contact information for each of your references below. At least two of these letters should be professional or academic; AMI diploma holders are encouraged to contact their former trainer(s) for letters of reference.

Letters can be requested by email via this step of this application. Be prepared to follow up with your references to ensure they complete and submit your letters.


The educational standard for the course is a Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.75 or above. Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants without a Bachelor's degree or with a GPA below 2.75 may be offered conditional acceptance.

Official transcripts from each educational institution you've attended are required. Applicants who hold degrees outside of the United States must have a course evaluation and translation of their academic records completed by an approved evaluation services agency (these include World Education Services, NACES Members and AICE Members) to be considered for admission. 

Paper transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes. Those can be mailed to:

Montessori Northwest
622 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Some programs offer electronic transcript delivery. Electronic transcripts can be sent to Angelika Steinberg, the Administrative Director.

To continue with your application, please fill out the same contact details you used in Application Part 1, then click submit to launch Application Part 2.