12-18 Orientation


Starting on December 4, 2023

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  • Adequate level of both spoken and written English, Czech or Slovak to allow efficient study in the course (B2+ level).
  • Ability to study at academic level.
  • Computer (with camera) availability, and internet good enough for Zoom (2.6Mbps) (for online participation).
  • A quiet place to study if you opt for online format (it is NOT allowed to be driving during the course).
  • Positive motivation to study and willingness to positively and constructively cooperate with the Course Director and the training center staff.

Introduction to the course

The program provides foundational Montessori theory and methodology for working with adolescents (12-18 years). It is suitable for all adults who wish to develop their skills with working with adolescent students.

  • Fully ONLINE
    Take the course online via Zoom
  • 60 hours
  • Guidance of AMI trainer Jenny M. Höglund
  • Certificate awarded by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
  • International students
  • Price: 850€

Meet Jenny before the course begins!

Join us for this free webinar with Jenny Höglund. Jenny will dive into the world of Montessori education, focusing specifically on its significance during the crucial adolescent years. The webinar is suitable for everyone who is interested in the education and development of adolescents.


These dates may be subject to change.

Orientation meeting
November 29
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CET (GMT+1)
Online on Zoom
Obligatory for all students
December 4-7
All times below are in Central European Time (GMT+1)
Every day: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Online on Zoom
90% attendance
December 11-15
All times below are in Central European Time (GMT+1)
Every day: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Online on Zoom
90% attendance
January 10, 15 & 31
Exact dates to be specified later
Online on Zoom
Obligatory for all students

Total amount of hours: 60
These hours consist of live lectures, discussion sessions, self study, seminars, writing essays and observation. 

General information about the course

Who is the course suitable for?

  • Teachers wanting to deepen their knowledge and skills
  • School leaders and administrators
  • Parents (and other family members)
  • Professinals working with adolescents (teachers, social workers..)
  • All adults interested in adolescent development 

Learning outcomes and key benefits

Students of this course will learn how to support and help maintain equilibrium within the group, how to observe, when and how to intervene but not interfere. They will gain knowledge of Montessori's understanding of development of independence and acquire the ability to support the development of the adolescent and what the prepared environment looks like. Also, they will develop understanding of the specifics of the child (adolescent) in the third plane of development, as well as the basic principles of the centers for work and study and the importance of community work in that period of development. 

All students of the course will have the opportunity to learn from a very experienced AMI Training Directress Jenny M. Höglund, study alongside colleagues from all over the world, engage in lively discussions, share their experience with others as well as gain new perspective themselves. All successful course graduates also receive worldwide recognized international certificate from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). 

What is the role of the adult in the adolescent community?

For the adolescent, the adult role is to provide a model of living in a community and making a positive contribution to that community. The adult's role is critical at every stage of development because of the adult's responsibility to support human development to its fullest.

The adolescent has a developmental need to interact with a variety of adults in different roles in society.  These interactions inform the adolescent about different roles adults have in society and, just as important, the different personalities adults have and how adults interact in different social situations.  The adolescent needs a tremendous amount of information about adult work, social interactions, both interpersonal and intrapersonal. For these very reasons, adolescent Montessori guides often remark that the adults are a main material in the prepared environment from which adolescents learn through observation and interaction.

Course Content

  • 1
    Introduction to Montessori
  • 2
    Human Development and Tendencies
  • 3
    Planes of Development
  • 4
    Prepared Environment and Adult
  • 5
    Social Organisation
  • 6
    Residential Life
  • 7
    Social and Economic Independendence, Production and Exchange
  • 8
    Educational Syllabus
  • 9
  • 10
    Moral Development
  • 11
    Mathematics, Language, Science, Technology
  • 12
    Study and Work of the Adolescent
  • 13
  • 14
    Case Studies, Adolescent Voices
  • 15
  • 16
    Whole School - administrators, colleagues, parents

60 hours

of live online lectures and guidance of Jenny Höglund, self-study, seminars, reading, writing and essay group checks

3 essays

on given topics

9 hours

of obligatory observation to be done within 12 weeks after the course

Observation Notes

Submitting your notes from observation

AMI certification

What is AMI certification?

Association Montessori International (AMI) is a worldwide leading authority on Montessori education. Maria Montessori founded the association herself to further her work and AMI certified courses are hence known for their high quality and integrity with Montessori's work. They are respected and acknowledged worldwide and some schools accept teachers only with AMI certified education.  Montessori Institute Prague is the only AMI certified training center in the Czech Republic. 

What certificate will I receive?

Participants who successfully complete the requirements for certification will earn the worldwide recognized AMI 12-18 Orientation Course Certificate

(optional) Onsite Module

Participants have the opportunity to extend the course and attend the onsite module taking place in the training center in Prague. They will get to practice working with Montessori materials under the guidance of Heidi Philippart herself.
All students who take this additional module and fulfill the requirements for certification will be awarded AMI 0-3 Orientation Course Certificate.

Requirements for certification

  • Three essays
    Submission of three papers (500 words) on topics set by the Trainer.
  • Observation
    9 hours of observation to be done within 12 weeks after the course ends.
  • Reports and Notes
    Submission of observation notes and observation report.
  • Attendance
    Minimum of 90% live attendance.
  • Overall satisfactory participation in the course
    As evaluated by the Course Director.
  • You have 12 weeks to submit all the assignments.
    If students do not finish their requirements for certification on time before the course finishes, they have 12 weeks to submit their missing work.


Live sessions

in form of LECTURES with occasional discussions and work in small groups. Taking notes is highly recommended.

Schoology platform

is used for all communication assignment submission. It is very user-friendly and helps us stay structured.

Technical support

is available before, during and after the course.

The whole course is given in English. It is also being simultaneously interpreted into Czech. All course work including written assignments can be done in English, Czech or Slovak. It is a prerequisite to have at least a B2 level (verbal and written) command of one of the languages

LOCATION OF THE FARM for onsite students

Mandatory literature

Students are required to read the following literature:

  • From Childhood to Adolescence
    Selected chapters; Maria Montessori
  • The Adolescent - A Social Newborn
    Maria Montessori
  • The 1946 London Lectures
    Selected chapters; Maria Montessori

Jenny Marie Höglund is an AMI trainer for 6-12 and 12-18. She is AMI 3-6, 6-12 and 12-18 trained. In 1995 Jenny she founded a Montessori school in Swedish Sätile  Montessoriskolan Lära för livet, for children 1 - 16 years old.

Jenny has been a Montessori guide for more than 24 years. Her school and farm is the only location in Europe where you can train in the AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies.

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The program provides foundational Montessori theory and methodology for working with adolescents (12-18 years). It is suitable for all adults who wish to develop their skills with working with adolescent students. 
The program provides foundational Montessori theory and methodology for working with adolescents (12-18 years). It is suitable for all adults who wish to develop their skills with working with adolescent students. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the sessions be recorded?

No. Students are required to be present during 90% of lectures to fulfill their attendance requirement. All lectures are live presentations by the Trainer. There will be no lecture recordings.

How will the course be held?

The course is broadcasted live on ZOOM. It is necessary to download Zoom application to your computer in order to join the course. There will be lectures, discussions, practice sessions, and group work done in Breakout Rooms. Students will receive technical support before the course to learn how to use Zoom effectively.

What happens if I have some sudden problems with the internet?

We kindly ask you to check the quality of your internet connection in advance. Ideally, use cable connection. Good internet connection is a prerequisite for taking the course. If you have a one time sudden fluctuation of your signal, leave the Zoom meeting and come back. If your connection problems are repeating, you will be asked to leave the course. There is a 90% attendance requirement, which is valid for all the students. Students who can not attend 90% of the course are not eligible to receive the certificate.

How do you arrange interpretation into other languages?

The interpretation is available on a separate audio Zoom channel. We will explain how to switch between the channels and how to do the settings before the start of the course. Interpretation will be simultaneous.

What does 90% of attendance mean?

The 90% attendance means that you must be present at minimum 90% of the course with your camera ON (for online students) or that you need to spend the minimum of 90% of all live lectures at the sessions in person. This is a requirement of the course. You must attend Day 1 of the course. Missing Day 1 of the course will result in termination of your studies in the course.

Where will we find our assignments and materials for the course?

The course uses a Learning Platform called Schoology. Instruction how to log into Schoology and how to use it will be given to students prior to the start of the course.

In what time zone is the course schedule?

The course is scheduled in CEST (Central European Summer Time), or in other words - in Prague Time. In case you are located in a different time zone, please carefully check the time difference and make an informed decision if the course time fits you. We will be happy if you join us wherever you are, but it is your responsibility to be present during all times of the course.

I have children, can they be with me while I am studying?

We love children, of course. They are the reason why we give this course. However, a quiet working space without disturbance of other adults and children is a requirement for participation in the course.

What is the price of the course?

The price of the course ranges between 750-850 EUR depending on the timeliness of your registration (the earlier you make the registration, the cheaper the price). No other discounts apply to this course. For more information write to invoices@amiprague.cz.

When should I pay?

Once you have read all the course information and understood the requirements and conditions, you can fill in your application, and make the payment on our website.

Do you have another question?

Feel free to contact us!