Montessori School Management

Starting Your Montessori School: A Step-by-Step Guide

Montessori School Management

“The administration of a school should aim to give as much freedom as possible to both teachers and students, allowing them to develop creatively within an environment of respect and trust. Only then can a truly educational community flourish.”  – Dr. Maria Montessori

January 2025

Online; 40 hours

8 Modules, Including:

– Lessons and Learning Resources

– Assignments

– Video Presentations

– A guide who ensures you are on pace

-Learning from successful Montessori school owners

Course Overview

This course focuses on the administration and day-to-day operation of a Montessori school. It is a course designed for those who are ready or nearly ready to open their Montessori school and looking for the extra guidance needed to face the challenges ahead. Throughout the course, leaders will need to take active steps towards finalizing their opening and preparing a solid foundation and infrastructure (systems and processes) in operating their school. They will learn of the specific administrative tasks and challenges ahead by experienced Montessori owners, and be guided on how to overcome them.

By the end of this course, leaders should be ready to open the doors of a new Montessori school and operate it successfully.

This course covers a wide range of topics which will prepare you for your management role, including:

  • Ministry Requirements and Safety Regulations
  • Developing and Creating School Policies and Procedures
  • Meeting Montessori Standards (Accreditation)
  • Building and Maintaining School Culture
  • Connecting with Parents and Stakeholders
  • Designing, Operating and Managing your Montessori School

Course Details

This course, Montessori School Management, is an online, 40 hour course. Lectures are held weekly for two hours. It takes place over a nine week period with eight weekly modules and a review at the mid-point of the program.

Admission Process:

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

be 18 years of age or older

possess a MACTE or AMI-accredited diploma

have completed Montessori School Establishment OR possess a comprehensive Montessori school business plan to be approved by the college prior to acceptance into this course

Program Start Date

January 9th, 2025

Course Fees

Tuition: $1990

Note: Fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Course Aims and Objectives

  • understand the daily operational challenges of running your school
  • understand the value of accreditation
  • learn to connect with the wider community and establish an active school network
  • refine and reflect on your business plan as you consider new obstacles and opportunities