2017-2018 Course information will be announced

in October, check back soon!

Our application is a simple 3 step process designed to support your journey in becoming a Montessori teacher. When you complete these steps you are on your way to becoming a MNW student and on your path to changing the lives of children!

Step 1: Submit an Initial Application

Complete the short online form below. This application includes basic information such as your contact information and which level of training interests you.

Step 2: Schedule an Admissions Meeting

After we've received your application form, we'll contact you to set up an informal meeting, tour, or phone call with one of our admissions staff to answer questions and tell you more about the program.

Step 3: Send your Admissions Packet

Gather the materials to complete your admissions packet. This packet includes your resume, personal essay, supplemental questions, reference letters, and official transcripts. Click here for details.

Admissions Timeline and Requirements

2017-2018 Admissions Dates and Requirements


Priority Admissions Date

Final Admissions Date

Loyola Priority Date

Summer Assistants to Infancy 2018-2019 course TBD TBD TBD
Primary Academic Year April 1, 2017 June 15, 2017 TBD
Elementary Academic Year April 1, 2017 June 15, 2017 TBD
Summer Elementary March 1, 2017 May 15, 2017 TBD

We often have waiting lists for our courses and applications received after the Priority Admissions Dates will be considered on a space available basis. When a course is filled, successful candidates will be placed on the waiting list in the order accepted with the option of deferring enrollment to the next available course.

Application Packet Requirements

Please download the following form to use as a checklist and for more details about each requirement.

  • Online Form
  • Current Resume
  • Essay
  • Supplemental Questions
  • Letters of Reference
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Please send all supplemental materials to:

Montessori Northwest

622 SE Grand Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97206

United States

Application Review and Admissions Decisions

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 in any field. Exceptions are considered on an individual basis.

Complete applications are reviewed by our Admissions Committee. This committee is comprised of Montessori Northwest staff who hold and AMI Diploma at one or more levels. The Admissions Committee will review the application, in its entirety, based on the Criteria for Admission.

Potential students whose applications do not demonstrate all aspects of the Criteria for Admission may be asked to provide additional documentation to supplement their application. Applicants may be offered conditional acceptance to the course if a full admission is not granted. An applicant who is denied entrance to the course based on the Criteria for 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.

Applicants will be informed in writing as to the status of their application within three weeks. Feel free to contact the MNW office at any time with questions.

Applicants will be informed in writing as to the status of their application within three weeks. If accepted, registration is required within two weeks of notification to reserve a candidate’s place in the course.

Loyola University Maryland M.Ed. Application

Loyola University M.Ed Program

Montessori Northwest has a cooperative program with Loyola University Maryland. MNW Applicants who plan to participate in this program should contact the Loyola Program Director, Jack Rice, for more details at 410.617.7765jhrice@loyola.edu.

Application Deadlines for Loyola University Maryland:

  • For MNW courses that begin in summer, priority application deadline for Loyola is TBD.
  • For MNW courses that follow the academic year format and begin in September, priority deadline for Loyola is TBD.

For more information and application materials, please visit Loyola University's website

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 it’s administrative policies, education policies, or any administered programs. Any person unlawfully discriminated against as described in ORS 345.240, may file a complaint under ORS 659A.240, or 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 Catalog.