How To Start A New Montessori School
Dates: January 15 to February 26, 2014 (6-weeks)
Please note this course is designed for those just beginning to work on developing a new Montessori school, or converting an existing day-care to Montessori. If you are looking to extend an existing school to higher levels, or take your existing school to a whole new level of excellence, then your needs would be better served by our Building a World Class Montessori School course.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT PREPARATION TO TEACH A MONTESSORI CLASS - IT IS AIMED AT SCHOOL LEADERS AND OWNERS, WITH THE ASSUMPTION THAT YOU WILL BE HIRING MONTESSORI TEACHERS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE MONTESSORI TRAINING, OR ALREADY HAVE MONTESSORI TRAINING YOURSELF.
Location: Your office or home, on your computer!
Application form: Download here.
Instructor: Sharon Caldwell and Tim Seldin
Time: Set your own schedule, working on weekly learning activities and projects that will directly benefit your school next year. You should expect to invest at least five hours a week reading the extensive course materials, viewing online video presentations or listening to audios, collaborating with fellow students and Tim Seldin, and working on PR, marketing, and recruitment strategies that will directly impact your school.
Do you have a trip or specific time during this period when you will not be available? No problem! While it is best to participate with the entire group in ongoing discussions, You can catch up when you return.
In response to numerous requests from the community, we have written a new course: How to Start a New World Class Montessori School. This 6-week course was first offered in July 15th, 2013; anyone who wants to start a new Montessori school, or convert an existing childcare center into a Montessori school, will find this course invaluable.
World-class Montessori schools are schools that have achieved a level of excellence, stability, and wide-spread public appeal that makes them highly attractive to prospective parents and teachers. So often though schools struggle, primarily because they continue to compromise their programs and principles in hope of becoming more attractive to parents. Tim Seldin and Sharon Caldwell make the case for courage, conviction, and consistency. Their premise is that there is a Montessori way that we can and must follow to produce, time and time again, the results that made Montessori schools famous around the world. He will sketch out the specific elements of best practice that can lead your school to greater success in everything it does.
The Montessori Foundation has worked with hundreds of Montessori schools around the world, helping them to clarify their philosophy and develop the highest levels of Montessori curriculum and practice. This course will give both an incredibly in-depth overview of all of the Montessori Foundation's other courses in Montessori school leadership, along with a host of specific strategies and tools that you need to chart the best course for your school's future.
We don't provide a precise syllabus because we customize the course to a large extent to respond to the interests, needs, and concerns of the students enrolled. Topics covered typically include:
Clarity is the Key to Success
Understanding Montessori Education
Why start a Montessori school?
What is a World Class Montessori School?
The Nine Areas of School Operation
Prioritizing and sequencing what you need to do
Community of support and inspiration.
Your Business Plan
Ownership and Governance
The Importance of Environment
Equipping your classroom(s)
Curriculum design and systems to record student progress and report it to parents
Staffing your school - important principles and ethical issues
Marketing and Recruiting - Finding the Perfect Match
How to Apply:
You can register online, or mail your application and payment by credit card or check (drawn against a US bank) in to us at The Montessori Foundation, 19600 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34212 USA. Please make checks payable to The Montessori Foundation.
Non-IMC Members: $750 for the first person from a school/$600 for each additional person enrolling from the same school.
Members of the International Montessori Council (IMC): Individual IMC members, or participants sponsored by a school that is a member of the International Montessori Council, receive a substantial discount: $700 for the first person enrolled from an IMC affiliated school/$500 for each additional participant enrolling from the same IMC member school.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM HERE .
Last Updated (Thursday, 16 January 2014 15:22)