Primary (3-6)

It is an intensive full time programme designed to help students study closely the theory and practice of the Montessori approach to education. The modular course will be delivered over 22 to 23 weeks in 4 modules and will help prepare students for working with children from 3 to 6 years of age. Dr. Montessori developed her core philosophy with this age group and the course deals with seminal ideas of her pedagogy.




The theory lectures will offer the students the opportunity to examine the development of the whole child, and the successive phases of child development. Special consideration is given to the formative psychic powers of the child that leads to all-round development. The carefully prepared environment and materials and the role and attitude of the adult will also be studied.



The practical demonstration lectures deal with the function and presentation of the materials offered to children from 3 to 6 years of age in a Montessori environment. The aims of the materials, the technique of presenting them to the child and the age at which they must be offered will be discussed in these sessions.



During scheduled hours students will have an opportunity to practice with the materials. Students will be supervised and guided in the use of the materials and encouraged to develop and practice the techniques by which they will present the various materials to children.



Students will also be asked to take responsibility for the environment everyday just as they would when they are with children. This is an essential aspect of the training that develops the students’ eye for the care and maintenance of the material and helps them to develop a familiarity with the setup of a Montessori environment.



Students will be assigned to go to various Montessori environments in the city for observation and teaching practice. During this time they will be shown how to keep a record of observations and as well as have an opportunity to work directly with children under the supervision of an AMI trained adult. Students will need to budget for their commute to the various city schools.



Students will need to submit written work at regular intervals during the course, which will include theory essays, material making assignments and observation reports. Students will also prepare four Albums in the different areas - Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Mathematics. Students will need to do four to six hours of organised work at home every day in order to complete all assignments.



Students will need access to Email and internet as information will be sent to them regularly by email. Some assignments will need to be submitted electronically.



All lectures will be in English. Course work will need to be presented in English both orally and in writing. It will be necessary for students to take comprehensive lecture notes and write original essays and prepare assignments based on course information. Students will also be required to explain theoretical principles during the Oral examination.


Students must have 90% attendance for each aspect of the course including time taken off due to illness. Attendance records will be meticulously maintained throughout the year. In case of absence, students should notify the Director of Training in writing, at least one day in advance. In case of illness the student should inform the training centre by phone or email immediately.



The students' eligibility for appearing for the Examination will depend on the following:

• 90% attendance for each aspect of the course 
• Punctual completion and submission of all assignments called for in the course of the year 
• Full payment of the fees 
• Completion of required hours of School Teaching Practice 

•Completion of required hours of School Observations 
•Completion of required hours of Supervised Practice 

There will be two written examinations. Paper A will be on psychology and theory. Paper B will be on the practical aspects with the underpinning principles. There will also be an oral examination in which students will be asked to present the use of the material and explain the underlying theory. 

An external examiner will be appointed by AMI to conduct the examinations. The diploma is awarded by the Association Montessori Internationale after a successful written and oral examination and completion of all requirements for certification. The decision of the board of examiners will be final and binding. No appeals will be entertained after results are released. 

Registered students who for valid reasons fail to appear for the examinations on the scheduled dates at the appointed time may be given the opportunity to appear at the examinations held the following year thereafter. They will have to apply for this opportunity in writing with a full and acceptable explanation. In case of medical grounds, a registered practitioner must attest the medical certificate. They will be charged the Examination Fee for the re-examination. Students appearing for re-examination in any of the four parts can do so ONLY the following year. They will be required to attend additional classes for which they will be charged a fee. They will also be charged the Examination Fee for the re-examination. Students who fail in the examination or re-examination and still wish to attain an AMI diploma will have to undergo another full course of training for which they will be charged the full Course fees including Examination Fee.



Candidates fulfilling the following requirements will be considered eligible for admission into the course. The candidate should have: 
•Completed 20 years of age 
•A Bachelor's degree 
•A sound knowledge of English 
•Basic computer skills and email access 
We welcome candidates from all walks of life and different professions.



Admissions are on a first come first served basis. Admissions for FOREIGN NATIONALS will close on August 15th, 2021. Indian Nationals who apply on or after August 01, 2021 will be required to pay a revised and higher fee.

Applications must be submitted with all enclosures. The Admissions Review Committee will process all complete applications. The decision of the committee will be final and binding.


To be considered for admission you need to submit the following:
• Application Form duly filled in and signed by the applicant with one photo affixed 
• Two additional photos identical to the one affixed on the application form 
• Attested OR Certified Copies of all educational documents 
• Letters of reference from current or previous employers 
• Application Fee 
• HANDWRITTEN essay (about 500 words) on An Overview of My Life


Indian Nationals

Foreign Nationals US$


Application fee



With Application

CGST @ 9%



With Application

SGST @ 9%



With Application




With Application

MIB Bank Details for bank transfer

Account Name: Montessori Institute of Bangalore 

Bank: Bank of Baroda   

Branch: Gandhi Bazaar 

Account Number: 89490200000692 

IFSC code: BARB0VJGABZ (*there is a zero in between) 


MICR: 560012115

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An interview will be arranged after the application is received. For foreign nationals who are not able to attend an interview in Bangalore we can arrange a time when the applicant can call us for a telephone interview. Students may be required to take an English check.



Selected candidates will receive a letter of acceptance with a last date for the payment of fees. Once the fees are paid the candidate will receive a letter of confirmation along with the schedule for the first day.



The course runs in 4 modules from 8:45 AM to 3:15 PM Monday to Friday. Students will be asked to be extremely punctual. Latecomers will be marked absent for half the session.




Module I

Monday, August 30, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021

Module II

Monday, January 31, 2022

Friday,February 25, 2022

Module III

Monday August 29, 2022

Friday, October 7, 2022

Module IV

Monday, January 30, 2023

Monday, March 20, 2023

Observation and Teaching Practice Week 1

Monday, January 10, 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022

Observation and Teaching Practice Week 2

Monday, January 17, 2022

Friday, January 21, 2022

Observation and Teaching Practice Week 3

Monday January 24, 2022

Friday, January 28, 2022


For outstation students


Observation and Teaching Practice Week 4

Monday, August 1, 2022

Friday, August 5, 2022

Observation and Teaching Practice Week 5

Monday, August 8, 2022

Friday, August 12, 2022

Observation and Teaching Practice Week 6

Monday, August 15, 2022

Friday, August 19, 2022

Observation and Teaching Practice Week 7

Monday, August 22, 2022

Friday, August 26, 2022


For locals


Observation and Teaching Practice Week 4

Monday, July 4, 2022

Friday, July 8, 2022

Observation and Teaching Practice Week 5

Monday, July 11, 2022

Friday, July 15, 2022

Observation and Teaching Practice Week 6

Monday, July 18, 2022

Friday, July 22, 2022

Observation and Teaching Practice Week 7

Monday, July 25, 2022

Friday, July 29, 2022

Observation and Teaching Practice Week 8

Monday, January 23, 2023

Friday, January 27, 2023

It is a classroom-based programme, which requires hands-on practice with the materials. However keeping in mind the current situation, the first module might be an online one. The exact schedule (Onsite or Online for the first module only) will be shared later nearer to the date with the registered students. Keeping the stringent standards that AMI courses reflect, the remaining modules will unfold onsite at the Montessori Institute of Bangalore. 


The AMI diploma is awarded by the Association Montessori Internationale. It qualifies the holder to work with children in a Montessori environment between 3 and 6 years of age. Diploma holders have great opportunities to find employment in India and abroad. The diploma is recognised throughout the world. Many diploma holders have started their own schools.



The coronavirus crisis has led to a complete upheaval in the higher education world, with both classes and assessment shifting online for this year. Hence we are making changes in the fees and offering discounts on the course fees, while at the same time taking care of the expenditure to accommodate online and onsite education. *Please note for the first time we are offering Pre- Early bird fees for the Diploma course. To avail this offer, the full fees need to be paid on or before 31st May, 2021. Post this date regular fee offers will be applicable.

Registrations are open and you could register now to avail the Early bird offer!

Early bird fee is Rs.128,314 (for Indian nationals) and $6050 (for Foreign nationals) till 31-07-2021

Regular fees is Rs.171,085 (for Indian nationals)  $6459 (for Foreign nationals) from 01-08-2021



Indian Nationals

Foreign Nationals US$





Before course commences




Before course commences

Special Fee



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Before course commences

CGST @ 9%



Before course commences

SGST @ 9 %



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Before course commences


Indian Nationals may pay the fees by means of Bank Transfer in favour of Montessori Institute of Bangalore. Foreign Nationals must pay the fees in US Dollars by means of Bank Transfer (preferably through TransferWise in INR equivalent to US dollars) in favour of Montessori Institute of Bangalore payable in Bangalore. 



The fee is non-refundable. Once paid it cannot be refunded for any reason either prior to the commencement of or during the course on withdrawal of a student. Students will be required to submit a Refund Policy Acceptance letter at the time of payment of fee.


Director of Training: Suneeta Madnani

Suneeta Madnani, has served on the Training Team with the Navadisha Montessori Foundation in Bangalore since 2013. Since 2010, she has been a part of the Montessori Teacher Training faculty at AMI courses run in Mumbai, Kerala and Hangzhou in China. She currently holds the post of Editor of the Montessori Matters, the journal of the Indian Montessori Foundation. She joined the AMI Montessori Training of Trainers programme in May 2010. Suneeta gained her AMI Montessori Diploma at the 3-6 age level at the RTI Montessori Course, Mumbai in 1997. She is currently the Director of Training at Montessori Institute of Bangalore.

Director of Training:Anahita Gandhi

Anahita Gandhi has served on the Training Team with the Navadisha Montessori Foundation in Bangalore since 2015. She currently works in Hangzhou and Chongqing, China as a member of the AMI faculty. She has served as a part of the training team at the RTI Montessori Course in Mumbai and assisted as a member of faculty on the 3-6 course in Thrissur, Kerala. Along with her colleagues she has run several Assistant Courses across Mumbai. She joined the AMI Training of Trainers in 2009. Anahita received her AMI Montessori Diploma at the 3-6 level at the RTI Montessori Course, Mumbai in 2001.  She is currently the Director of Training at Montessori Institute of Bangalore.



It is advisable for students to acquire the Montessori books in the Required Reading list. The students will also have to acquire stationery for the course, for course submissions and the creation of Albums. Students using computers must budget additionally for printing cost, particularly colour printing. The cost will vary depending on the choices made. We would like to emphasise that this a budget and that it is only an approximate guide. The training course neither recommends nor endorses particular stationery products. Students are advised to budget for books and materials for the duration of the course as follows. 




Likely to be spent

Montessori Books


Before the course commences



For the duration of the course



For the duration of the course



For the duration of the course


Books Reading for the course

To prepare for the Diploma course and for working in a Montessori environment it is good practice to read around the subject. The following list of books is provided to help you begin this process.



• Montessori, Maria THE ABSORBENT MIND Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company 
• Montessori, Maria THE DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company 
• Montessori, Maria THE FORMATION OF MAN Indian Montessori Foundation 
• Montessori, Maria EDUCATION FOR NEW WORLD Indian Montessori Foundation 
• Montessori, Maria THE CHILD IN THE FAMILY Indian Montessori Foundation 
• Montessori, Maria EDUCATION AND PEACE Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company 
• Montessori, Maria FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADOLESCENCE Indian Montessori Foundation 
• Montessori, Maria THE SECRET OF CHILDHOOD Orient Blackswan, Chennai



• Montessori, Maria TO EDUCATE THE HUMAN POTENTIAL Indian Montessori Foundation 
• Montessori, Maria WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR CHILD Indian Montessori Foundation
• Montessori, Mario Jr., EDUCATION FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company


Application Form & Non-Refund Policy Acceptance Letter will be sent once you click on Apply Now.