Refresher Course - Elementary (6-12)

“Ensuring the Essentials: Empowering Every Child to Flourish in the Montessori 6-12 Environment”

In vibrant Montessori Elementary communities, each child has both strengths and challenges to share. A vital role of the adult is to recognize and honor each child’s individual growth process. Join Ms. Awes for an exploration of the multitude of ways to make room for all of the different learners in our communities by aiding life in accordance with the second-plane child’s true nature. Learn how to help children, including those with a comparatively weak foundation, build the skills necessary for academic, emotional, and social success.


What can Montessori guides do when children continue to have gaps far beyond the transition from Children’s House to Elementary? What are ways to help nine- or ten- year- old children who arrive without knowledge of, for instance, the parts of speech or dynamic subtraction? Beyond academic gaps, how can teachers help children bridge social or emotional gaps?


Applying, on the one hand, the essential keys in our albums, and knowing, on the other hand, when adaptations may be not only appropriate, but necessary, are both crucial to creating a psychological environment that protects self-esteem and provides safety, security, and trust. This type of community ensures that children can take risks in their learning and capitalize on strengths to foster the emergence of new skills.


The sessions will explore some basics in academics (such as phonemic awareness and the memorization of mathematics combinations), as well as important emotional and social skills. Participants will consider how the exercises of practical life, the correction of errors, the nurturing of social skills through lessons of grace and courtesy, and other elements are essential to support strong Elementary communities that embrace everyone. 



Admission Details

Admissions are on a first come first served basis.Participants must have an AMI Elementary diploma (or be enrolled in a 6-12 AMI diploma course) to attend.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.


Application Details

To be considered for admission you need to submit the following:

  •   Application Form duly filled in and signed by the applicant
  •   Fees receipt (Fees to be paid through Bank Transfer only)
  •   Non-Refund Policy Acceptance letter

The above needs to be signed, scanned and emailed to:


Course Schedule and Timings

The 4 days AMI Online Refresher Course (6-12) will be spread over four weeks (one session per week) which includes four live sessions spanning 2 hours and 15 minutes each, plus 7-8 hours of content to view/ read/ reflect upon between sessions and other necessary offline resource & supplement materials will be provided during the course.

  • Each of the 4 sessions will be 2.25 hours - 2 hours of content 15 minute break.  

  • Attendance will be marked. A certificate will be earned if the participant attended all four sessions and does the work between sessions. Participants will be expected to do eight hours live (4 sessions, 2.25 hrs) plus 7-8 hours directed homework divided between the sessions.

  • We will share videos / audio / readings between sessions on secure platforms.


Dates : April 20,27, May 4 & 11 (all Tuesdays)

Timings : 5:00pm to 7:15pm (IST)


Fees: Rs.8,250/- (Indian nationals) $165 (Foreign nationals) to be paid through Bank Transfer only. This Fee includes AMI membership Fees.

For registration click here

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

Also please email us a copy of the receipt once the tran


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 Elementary Training:Alison Awes 

Alison Awes is the Director of Elementary Training at the Montessori Center of Minnesota,Assoziation Montessori Schweiz and the Co-Director of Elementary Training at the Maria Montessori Institute, London. Ms Awes holds AMI diplomas for Primary and Elementary levels, a B.A. in Art History from Smith College, an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, and an M.Ed. in Montessori Education from Loyola University in Maryland. She has taught in both six-to-nine and nine-to-twelve classrooms. Ms Awes is an AMI examiner and consultant and has served on the boards of private and charter Montessori schools.


Books Reading for the course



Books and Stationary



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