Set against the serene backdrop of Kodaikanal, renowned for its captivating beauty and peaceful aura, we proudly present the Kodaikanal AMI Centre for Montessori Studies. This isn't just a training centre; it stands as a testament to Dr. Maria Montessori's vision, situated far from urban distractions and deeply rooted in societies that cherish native cultural values. This special setting mirrors the environments where Dr. Maria Montessori herself observed and understood the true developmental needs of adolescents.
Our location, close to where Dr. Montessori once resided and conceptualized the revolutionary Cosmic Curriculum, is steeped in Montessori history. But why is this centre uniquely pivotal in the Montessori world? Here, amidst Kodaikanal's enchanting landscapes, Montessori aspirants are invited not just to learn but to “live the spirit of Montessori” – an experience interweaving profound pedagogical insights with the place's historic significance.
Offered by Kodaikanal AMI Centre for Montessori Studies. The course is delivered by the Trainer, Jenny-Marie Höglund from Centre for Work and Study at Rydet, Sweden. This is the second AMI Adolescent DiploSma held in India.
The course is for anyone interested in the Montessori approach for the 12-18 years age group including those working at Montessori schools and interested professionals from all areas with an interest in working with adolescents.
Anyone who aspires to be a teacher for students of adolescent age.
Montessori Primary or Elementary Teachers to assist the transitioning of elementary children to adolescence.
Anyone to pursue their interest in Montessori Education.
Parents who want to support their Adolescents
All Professionals who want to work with adolescents.
Monday, 19th February, 2024 – Friday, 1st March, 2024
Monday, 12th August, 2024 – Friday, 6th September, 2024
During Academic Year
In places of your choice
Monday, 17th February, 2025 – Friday, 21st March, 2025
The AMI Diploma Certification stands as a testament to true knowledge and comprehensive understanding
of the Montessori Method, which is renowned worldwide for its child-centered approach to education.
This prestigious certification is not just a pride; it's a reflection of the commitment and in-depth
training educators have undergone to nurture a child's natural thirst for self-development. Holders of this
diploma are recognized for their expertise in creating environments that foster independence, empathy,
and a lifelong love of learning. As this philosophy of education continues to spread across the globe,
the AMI Diploma emerges as a beacon of excellence, opening doors to a world where teaching is not just
a profession, but a way to transform lives.
The prestegious AMI Diploma Certificate is provided on completion of the course with 90% attendance, teaching practice, and observations.
Jenny Marie Höglund is an AMI trainer for 6-12 and 12-18 level. She holds both an AMI 3-6 and 6-12 Diploma as well as a Master of Education. Jenny has been a Montessori guide for more than 30 years and has been part of the AMI/NAMTA Orientation to Adolescent Studies since 2003.
In 1995, Jenny was the co-founder of Montessoriskolan Lära för livet in Varberg, Sweden, for children 1 - 12 years old. For the adolescents, Jenny started The Montessori Centre for Work and Study situated in Sätila. It is the home to a well-respected Adolescent Community and has been a pioneer at the centre of Adolescent Training in Europe.
Quinta Essentia will host the residential component of India's second
AMI Adolescent Diploma 12-18 in 2024.
The Adolescent Community - Quinta Essentia Centre for Study and Work – The first center in India located in Pondicherry, integrating Montessori’s vision for adolescents into the Indian context, and utilising the strong culture, traditions, lifestyle, and agricultural wisdom that has been passed down through generations of local farmers as the foundation on which the Adolescent Community is built.
Quinta Essentia also had the privilege of hosting the India's first AMI Adolescent Diploma 12-18 in 2023
Food & Accomodation
Part-1A - At Kodaikanal
Food: Lunch is Provided by the centre. The amount for lunch has to paid seperately along with course fee. For Breakfast and Dinner the participants have to make their own arrangements.Accomodation: Charges are seperate and not included in the above fee. There are multiple accomodation options available. Please Call +91 9361919996for details
Part-1B - At Puducherry
Food: Lunch is Provided. For Breakfast and Dinner the participants
have to plan,budget, buy groceries and prepare themself as part of their residential community work.
Part-3 - At Kodaikanal
Food: Lunch is Provided by the centre. The amount for lunch has to paid seperately along with course fee. For Breakfast and Dinner the participants
have to make their own arrangements.
Limited Seats only and it is offered first come first served basis. Please reserve yours.
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