Triumph in Teamwork

Completion of the Study and Work "Building Cow Shed"

Pride of Success

Receiving the Diploma at the Award Ceremony

Adolescent Insights Unveiled

Classroom Presentations by groups

Studies in Nature

Seminar in the backdrop of Kodaikanal

United by Labor

Bonded through the satisfaction of work

Community Endeavors

Collaboration in the Community Work

Honouring Montessori Mentor

Memento to the External Examiner from US

Kodaikanal AMI Centre

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.

New to Montessori?

Smiley face Montessori education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a holistic approach to learning that emphasizes self-directed, hands-on learning and collaborative play within a thoughtfully prepared environment. This approach extends from early childhood through 12th grade, nurturing the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child. The worldwide growth of Montessori schools has created an abundance of opportunities for rewarding and well-compensated careers in this field, catering to those passionate about innovative education methods and child development.

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Our Upcoming
AMI Course

Live the Spirit of Montessori...


Kodaikanal, India

19th February 2024

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 Participants

Who can take the Course?

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.

Course Schedule

Start & End Dates and Durations

Sessions Contents
Two Weeks
Monday, 19th February, 2024 – Friday, 1st March, 2024

Four Weeks
Monday, 12th August, 2024 – Friday, 6th September, 2024
  • A study of Montessori theory including the first two planes of development (birth to twelve), focusing on aspects relating to our work with adolescents
  • Plans of Study and Work including production and exchange, self-expression and community life for adolescents
  • Residential experiences and work on the land
  • Seminars and discussions on Montessori texts
  • Written assignments on Montessori principles applied to adolescents

During Academic Year
In places of your choice
  • Observation assignments of children 0-6 and 6-12, and adolescents 12-18
  • Supervised and documented teaching practice side-by-side with adolescents
  • Work with administrators
  • Additional study and writing on Montessori principles
  • Independent literature review

6 Weeks
Monday, 17th February, 2025 – Friday, 21st March, 2025
  • Further refinement of Montessori’s vision for the third plane of development and its implementation
  • Sharing of your observations and experiences through the lens of Montessori core principles in order to best support adolescents in their development
  • Mini-workshops on theoretical and practical concerns
  • Two written and one oral AMI examinations


A Certificate for True Knowledge

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

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

Course Fee

Cost of the AMI Diploma Program

Application Fee

Indian Participants

International Participants

INR 10,000/-

INR 25,000/-

Tuition Fee

Indian Participants

International Participants

INR 2,85,000/-

INR 4,95,000/-

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.

Accomodation: You will be part of the residential community and the accomodation is provided in the farm that is Included in the Fee. Please Call +91 9361919996 for details

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.

Accomodation: Charges are seperate and not included in the above fee. There are multiple accomodation options available. Please Call +91 9361919996 for details

Limited Seats only and it is offered first come first served basis. Please reserve yours.

Enrollment Process

Step 1

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Step 2

Complete and send the application pack

Step 3

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Step 4

Complete the payment process

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Account Name : Quinta Essentia
   IFSC Code : SBIN0012797
             Bank Name : State Bank of India

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Call: +91 9361919996