AMI Orientation Course 12-18


10 March - 12 April 2023


800€ or 1 565 BGN

Course Goals

  • Become able to assist the development of adolescents in Adolescents community (ages 12-18).
  • To learn how to support and help maintain balance in the group, how to observe, when and how to intervene and not intervene.
  • To learn in depth the Montessori philosophy regarding child development.
  • To develop an understanding of the specificity of the child in the third stage of development, as well as the basic principles of work and training centers and the importance of community work in this period of development.
  • Learn from highly experienced AMI trainer Jenny Marry Hoglund, learn alongside colleagues from around the world, engage in lively discussions, share your experiences with others, and gain a new perspective.
  • Receive worldwide recognised international certificate from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Introduction to the course

The program is created and designed for 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.

  • A fully online course
  • 60 hours
  • Guidance of AMI trainer JENNY M. HÖGLUND
  • Certificate awarded by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
  • International students


Orientation meeting
10 March
Module 1
13 – 15 March
Monday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Module 2
20 – 22 March
Monday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Module 3
29 March, 5 – 12 April
29 March: 7:00-8:30pm
5 April: 7:00-8:30pm
12 April: 7:00-8:30pm

Who is the course suitable for?

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

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

  • Introduction to Montessori
  • Human Development and Tendencies
  • Planes of Development
  • Prepared Environment and Adult
  • Social Organisation
  • Residential Life
  • Social and Economic Independendence, Production and Exchange
  • Educational Syllabus
  • Self-Expression
  • Moral Development
  • Mathematics, Language, Science, Technology
  • Study and Work of the Adolescent
  • Observation
  • Case Studies, Adolescent Voices
  • Seminars
  • Whole School – administrators, colleagues, parents

Training Director

Jenny M. Höglund

Jenny Marie Höglund is an AMI trainer for 6-12. She is AMI 3- 6 and 6-12 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.


Online format

Live sessions on Zoom
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.

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

AMI Certificate

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. Institute Montessori Bulgaria is the only organisation which offers AMI certified training in Bulgaria.

What certificate will I receive?

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

Requirements for certification

Three essays
Submission of three papers (500 words) on topics set by the Trainer.

9 hours of observation to be done within 12 weeks after the course ends.

Reports and Notes
Submission of observation notes and observation report.

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.

Recommended literature

Students are required to read the following literature (access to be purchased during registration).

From Childhood to Adolescence
Selected chapters; Maria Montessori

The Adolescent – A Social Newborn
Maria Montessori

The 1946 London Lectures
Selected chapters; Maria Montessori

Individual members and subscribed organisations of Montessori Society Bulgaria receive a 5% discount on the fee for participating in the course. See more about MSB Membership and Subscription opportunities.

For registration and contact:

If you would like to register in the upcoming AMI course or have any other questions, please contact us!

Online registration form: here


phone: +359 878 832 823

The course will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation in Bulgarian language.

The course is run by Association Montessori Internationalе (AMI) and is co-hosted by Montessori Institute Prague and Montessori Society Bulgaria.

Online Registration

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