Individuals in leadership positions at Montessori schools – principals, head masters, admissions directors, curriculum coordinators, board member – or those seeking such a position should consider enrolling in our Montessori Administrator program.
Learning is both practical and theoretical as it prepares administrators for the challenges of leadership in today’s public, charter, and private schools.
Leading a Montessori community
St. Kate’s faculty will work with you to design a program that meets your individual needs, adheres to American Montessori Society (AMS) Model One guidelines, and is consistent with the Montessori approach, including:
- A comprehensive study of Montessori theory and an in-depth study of Maria Montessori’s writings
- An comprehensive examination of all areas of the Montessori curriculum (geometry, mathematics, language, the arts, sensorial, practical life, science and the cultural subjects) and the materials/lessons in each area
- Understanding of and respect for the individual’s prior experience, current need, innate abilities and aspirations
- Sufficient time to practice and assimilate new ideas and skills, in an atmosphere of collaboration and support
- Teachers who serve as role models of good leadership, who are attentive, understanding, patient, encouraging, building community, handling conflicts, role modeling and mentoring
Your plan will address the following four phases:
- Academic study
- Administrative practicum
- Final evaluation
Program candidates should have demonstrated administrative ability in the areas of school finance, legal and licensing, curriculum administration, personnel and supervision, program planning and evaluation.