AMI 6-12 Orientation Course

We are offering an AMI 6-12 orientation course. This course will be held on site at the International Montessori Institute in Delft. 

This course will give you an overview of Montessori principles as well as how to apply them into practice with children in the age of 6-12 years old. 

This course is suitable for everybody who is interested in children and their development. 

Who is this course for?

This course is meant for everyone with a profound interest in Montessori education.

If you are already working in a Montessori environment, this course will enrich your knowledge on Montessori’s educational method and will help you to apply the method with the children. 

If you are interested in possibly attending an AMI Diploma Course this is a great preparation! 

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The AMI 6-12 orientation course focuses on the developmental needs of children aged 6-12. 

The course offers an orientation of the Montessori pedagogy.


The orientation course covers

  • Maria Montessori – Her Life and Work
  • Montessori’s theory of human development
  • Four planes of Development
  • Human needs and tendencies
  • Prepared environment
  • Role of the elementary teacher
  • Montessori materials
  • Cosmic education
  • Story telling
  • Development of imagination
  • Music
  • Art
  • Social and moral development
  • Principles of the Montessori school
  • Going out
  • Freedom and responsibility
  • Interacting with the child
  • Sparking interest of the child
  • The importance of observation

Spring Dates 2024

Language: Dutch

February 28th – May 31st 

Every Wednesday afternoon: 14:00-18:00
Not during May Holidays

Additionally 4 Wednesday evenings 18:00 – 21:00 



Our trainer for the 6-12 orientation course is Bo Mynett.

Bo Mynett is an AMI 6-12 Auxilary Trainer with 12 years of experience in the field of education, working with both children and adults. She has been working as an Elementary Montessori guide in the United States (San Mateo) as well as in the Netherlands at Casa Bilingual Montessori School, where she returned as a guide in the Elementary after two years of Training for Trainers in Bergamo, Italy, under the guidance of Baiba Krumins Grazzini. She is now participating in the Seminar Format for Elementary Trainers as well. 

In her spare time she rides her horse and she makes materials for her classroom. 


Obligatory reading:


– To Educate the Human Potential (€13,50)
– The Formation of Man (€13,50)
– Education and Peace (€13,50)


The course language is English. 

The course consists of


– Sixty hours of online lectures
– Self study
– Nine hours of observation of children and an observation report

The course language is English. 

Requirements to get an AMI certificate:

The AMI Certificate is awarded upon statisfactory completion of the AMI Requirements for Certification, a document that is signed by the Director of Training and the student upon acceptance into the course.

The AMI Requirements for Certification contains:

– Minimum of 90% attendance on live online sessions 
– Observation tasks are complete and approved
– Three essays of 500 words each 
– Material making

No exams are required to obtain an Orientation course certificate.

Career opportunities

Since the AMI Orientation Course certificates (and the AMI courses) are not recognised by the Dutch government, the AMI certificate solely does not allow graduates to work with children in a day-care or school in the Netherlands. However, students that already obtained (for example) a nursery teacher’s diploma or a bachelor of education can use the AMI certificate as a supplement. Some (Montessori) schools in the Netherlands and some (Montessori) schools abroad acknowledge the quality of the AMI certificates and prefer teachers who have the AMI certificate in addition to their regular teaching diploma. 

From our experience we know that graduates also find employment working with socially disadvantaged children, family support and children with particular special learning needs. 

Level of the course

Although the course is not recognized by the Dutch government, the estimated level of the course is Higher Vocational Education. 

We require a high motivation and a minimum age of 18 years at the start of the orientation course. We assume basic study skills and sufficient mastery of the English language (when we do not work with a translator for another language).

Exemption policy

It is not possible to be exempted for certain parts of the course.

Contact us 

If you are interested or if you have any questions please feel free to contact us. 


If you would like to apply, please fill out the application form. 

Evaluate the course

Please fill out the course evaluation. The results of the evaluations provide our lecturer with information that she can use to improve her skills and her teaching. In addition, the results enable the International Montessori Institute to identify differences in appraisal and ratings and take appropriate action. The whole process leads to improvements in quality. The students who take the courses after you will benefit from this.