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AMI Montessori Elementary (6-12) Orientation Course

This AMI Montessori (6-12) Orientation Course helps interested adults become informed, capable, and supportive assistants in a Montessori Elementary School. Furthermore, the program serves as an invaluable information course for educators, school owners/managers, and parents.


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Course units

1 - Introduction to Montessori 

  • Needs and tendencies

  • Self-construction

  • Four planes of development

  • Characteristics of the child in the second plane

2 - The prepared environment for the second plane

  • The elementary teacher

  • The materials

  • Other adults (assistant, experts)

3 - The plan for the elementary child

  • Cosmic education

  • The pedagogical techniques (examples of lessons may be included)

  • Role of teacher (transmitter of knowledge, inspiration)

  • Class composition (mixed ages, sufficient children)

  • Storytelling/oral introductions (Great Stories/ other stories)

  • Content knowledge (key lessons)

  • Sensorial/imaginative presentations, leading to abstraction

  • Develop imagination, leading to creativity

  • Awareness of necessity for social/moral development

  • Going Out (implementing the child’s self-construction)

  • Other adults (there is more outside the classroom)

4 - Freedom and responsibility

  • Freedom as applied to the child in the elementary environment

  • Responsibility as applied to the child in the elementary environment

5 - Interacting with the elementary child

  • Manner of speaking to a child

  • Appropriate direction for a child

  • Manner of redirecting the child

6 - Assisting the trained teacher:

  • Have regular meetings with the teacher

  • Observation of the children that supports the work of the teacher/child

  • Maintenance of the environment

  • Ordering supplies

  • Accompanying children on Going Outs

  • Role Model for appropriate classroom behaviors (language, movement, activity)

  • Maintain confidentiality


60 hours plus 9 additional hours of observations. Specific instruction on how to observe will be given during the course. 


This international certificate qualifies the student to work as an AMI Elementary Classroom assistant anywhere around the world. It is also a useful stepping-stone to the AMI Montessori Diploma and is invaluable for parents. The Certificate is awarded to students who have satisfied the 90% attendance requirements and have completed coursework to the required standard.  Digital Certificates will be emailed to you after successfully completing the course. Hard copy certificates might be available upon request (AMI will probably discontinue issuing hard copy certificates).

Required Documents

  • Filled Application ( We will send you the application after you fill the online form )

  • A recent photograph

  • A copy of your highest educational certificate

  • A copy or your ID ( Passport or Egyptian ID )

  • Proof of Payment  ( We will send you our bank details after you fill the online form ) 

Required Readings

You will need to get or borrow the following books either as hard copies or online.

Our Upcoming AMI 6-12 Orientation Course Trainer
Madhavi Gaddam

AMI Elementary (6-12) Trainer

Ms. Madhavi Gaddam is from Hyderabad, India. She holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a bachelor’s degree in education from Osmania University, Hyderabad.  She has an AMI diploma in Primary (3 to 6), and Elementary (6 to 12). She has also done her AMI Orientation to Adolescent Studies (12 to 18) from Cleveland, USA. She initiated and founded Medha Montessori School in Hyderabad, which is now running with Primary, Elementary, and Adolescent environments. Madhavi has vast experience working with elementary children. She has directed and participated in various talks, workshops spreading the awareness about the Montessori approach, and has conducted AMI assistants’ certificate courses at the elementary level.

Our second AMI 6-12 Orientation Course: 

Course Format: Online

From 12th June to 7th July 2021

Every Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday from 5 to 7:30 pm (Cairo Time)
including 15 min break

Students will need to complete additional hours of independent work in their own time

(approximately 10 hours per week, this includes the required hours of observation)


Students will also need to submit 3 papers (500 words each) on topics set by the course, in addition to stories and recipe, to be submitted by a date stipulated by the course director. 
(Will be explained in details during the course)


English, Arabic translation

Fees: EGP12,600
(includes EGP 3,000 non-refundable application fee)

Registration Closed