Seattle Primary Course

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Montessori Northwest is excited to bring an Association Montessori International (AMI) Primary teacher training course to Seattle starting this summer.

Course News (updated 5/2/17)

Open House & Free Lecture May 15 at 6:00pm

Join us at Pacific Crest School for a Montessori professional development workshop: Do the Math! and Open House. Get information about our Seattle Summer Primary course, meet some of the Montessori Northwest team, see the site of the summer training, and gain some STARS Professional Development hours! Click here for more details.


Seattle Course Location Announced!

Pacific Crest School, located at 600 NW Bright St. Seattle, WA 98107 (map), will be the host for our Summer Primary Course starting in June. 


Potential Masters Degree Option for Seattle Area Course

We are currently working with the Endicott College's distance learning program and The Institute for Educational Studies, headed by Dr. Phil Gang, to offer a MA degree in Montessori Integrative Learning option for this course. Stay Tuned! 



Meet the trainer

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We are excited to have Mary Raudonis Loew as the Director of Training for this Primary Course. Mary has been working in the field of Montessori education since 1963 when she received primary training in Washington DC. She has 23 years of classroom experience and has established primary training courses in three cities. She has offered workshops in all areas of Montessori pedagogy, and serves as a consultant and examiner for AMI.

Testimonials from former students:

"Mary has been a wonderful guide to us! She genuinely embodies the peace education in the Montessori philosophy. She offered us an intense and beautiful curriculum while exemplifying true functional love. I recall asking her some hard questions. She carefully attended each with such great care and respect and expertise. I hold enormous gratitude for the transformative experience of having her as my trainer."  - Bridget

"Mary's technical knowledge about Montessori is extensive. She knows the materials inside and out, and her presentation of materials is humble and direct. Even more, her lectures went beyond that, and touched on philosophy, history, and a profound knowledge of child development. I've saved my notes because I grabbed her words in shorthand, but outside in the margins, I jotted down all of the books I wanted to read that she'd read, the ideas that popped into my head, and more. Even more important than teaching the letter of Montessori is communicating the spirit in Montessori. Mary helped us all to focus on our own spiritual development as guides. She is one of the most gracious, graceful people I've even met. I was a mother of young children during my training, and she helped me separate my insecurities as a parent from my observations of children. She taught me to be gentle with children as they develop, and to give myself the same courtesy. She held us all to high standards, but I never felt judged or inadequate. I always felt supported, like the next level she wanted me to reach was completely within my grasp. Finally, I have to say that our entire training class felt the same respect for Mary, and still does to this day." - Kelly



apply now!

We are now accepting applications for the Seattle Area Primary training.

Step 1: Fill out our online application.

Step 2: 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. We can answer your questions and tell you more about the program.

Step 3: Submit your application packet. Note: letters of reference and transcripts take the longest, so start collecting them now or have them mailed directly to MNW.

Please contact Braden Pemberton at 503-963-8992 or braden@montessori-nw.org if you have any questions. We appreciate your support as we embark on this new venture to bring AMI Teacher Training to the Seattle Area.