2024 – 2025 Registration Closed

Primary Course Overview

The AMI Primary Teacher Training Course is designed to educate adults about the Montessori philosophy and curriculum for children aged 3 to 6 years old, often referred to as the Casa classroom. Students receive a comprehensive educational experience that explores the Montessori history, philosophy and practice.



The course prerequisites are as follows:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or;
  • A College Diploma or a Private Career College Diploma, with a minimum of two years’ work experience

Course Deliverables

The AMI Montessori Primary Diploma is granted upon satisfactory completion of the course requirements in:

  • attendance at lectures and supervised practice
  • observation and practicum requirements
  • written assignments
  • reference albums and resource manuals
  • material making assignments
  • passing grades on written examinations
  • passing grades in oral examinations conducted by Examiners of the AMI

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Course Tuition Fees

The tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year is $12,650 CAD payable as follows:

Application Fee: $200.
$1,300.00Deposit due upon receipt of a letter of acceptance
$5,675.00Due on the first day of the first term
$5,675.00Due on or before the first day of the second term
Compulsory Fees:
$50.00AMI Membership due with first term tuition fees
$500.00Examination fees due with second term tuition fees

Tuition fees are the same for international students.

Approximately $500.00 CAD should be budgeted for albums, books and materials.

FME reserves the right to cancel the course if the minimum enrollment is not met.

Note: No tuition is required for the second term should a student withdraw or be asked to withdraw before the second term.

Course Calendar

Blended Format

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Access to a 3 – 6 Montessori environment/materials is required for portions of the online program. Those who do not have access will attend in-person at FME for those portions of the program.


Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. For further information, please email fme@montessori-ami.ca or call 416-769-7457.

International Students

The Foundation for Montessori Education welcomes applications from international students. The AMI Primary Course is conducted in English at a university level. Applicants who have English as a second language are responsible for ensuring their language proficiency is at a minimum TOEFL score of 83 or IELTS Academic score overall band of 6.

Those who hold a degree from a university outside of Canada must have their degree assessed by an academic credentials evaluation service or a recognized Canadian University and submit the assessment along with their application.

World Education Services provides credential assessment on a document-by-document basis.

World Education Services

additional Resources

Required Reading

The Absorbent Mind
The Advanced Montessori Method – Volume 1
Citizen of the World
The Discovery of the Child
Education and Peace
The Formation of Man
The Secret of Childhood
The 1946 London Lectures

All of the above titles written by Dr. Maria Montessori

Recommended Reading

Education for Human Development
by Mario M. Montessori Jr.

Understanding the Human Being
by Dr. Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro

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