Orientation to Adolescent Studies

The AMI/NAMTA Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies offers an overview of Montessori’s approach to adolescents within the framework of human development.

Participants of the Orientation course will learn Montessori theory through both lectures and hands-on experiences. They will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of both Montessori principles and methodology as well as an understanding of the psychology behind adolescent development. They will write papers explaining theoretical principles, discuss readings of Montessori’s writing (as well as the writing of others), and design frameworks for study and work appropriate for their community of adolescents. Finally, they will synthesize their understanding and generate a record of course presentations by compiling an album representing the whole course of study for future use and reference.

Earns an AMI/NAMTA Certificate of Completion.

Course Dates:

During the 2018-19 school holidays, from 9:00am to 4:00pm on the following days:

Week 1 - Thursday, 27 December (2:00pm to 8:30pm) & Friday, 28 & Saturday, 29 December 2018

Week 2 - Monday, 31 December 2018 to Saturday, 5 January 2019 (Public holiday on 1 January)

Week 3 - Monday, 7 to Saturday, 12 January 2019

Week 4 - Monday,14 to Saturday,19 January 2019

Week 5 - Monday, 21 to Saturday, 26 January 2019

To Apply:

Applications accepted online at the Great Work website. Application fees due upon submission. Full tuition due by Dec 1, 2018.  

The application deadline has been extended to Friday, 21 December 2018.


Application Fee $25

Tuition Fee* $7,500

*Financial Aid Available

Accommodation is available at Deakin University.

For more information AND ALL APPLICATIONS for the Orientation:


or contact [email protected]

Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, 26 January 2019 - 5:00pm