"The International Montessori Academy of Wilmington is an invaluable resource to children, parents and the community. The school is sensitive to the needs of each individual child, as well as each individual family."- Primary Program Parent
"Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment."- Maria Montessori
"We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being."- Maria Montessori
Montessori Institute for Teacher Education
Learn to become a Certified Montessori Educator
In addition to early childhood schooling we also certify teachers in the Montessori philosophy. Our classes are held throughout the year on various week-ends. The Montessori Institute for Teacher Education (M.I.T.E.), founded in 1998, is a full affiliate member of The American Montessori Society (AMS) and fully accredited through The Montessori Accreditation Council on Teacher Education (MACTE) Commission and,therefore, is able to afford its graduates AMS Certification.
M.I.T.E. is proud of its expert and committed faculty, as well as the exceptional quality of our programs afford our participants. Our faculty is comprised of educators who certified through The American Montessori Society (AMS) and L'Association Montessori Internationale and have been actively involved both in and out of the classroom for over twenty years.
Programs include Infant/Toddler (birth to 3 years) and Early Childhood (2 1/2 -- 6 years). Training is conducted in year-long format, with classes meeting one to two weekends per month over the course of one year, following a week-long seminar in the summer.
Our campus is located in beautiful Pike Creek at The International Montessori Academy of Wilmington, 1 Middleton Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808 using exemplary classroom settings as the backdrop of our instruction. This picturesque setting, together with an array of Montessori materials, make for a most conducive and comfortable learning experience. We are conveniently located within very close proximity of affordable lodging, restaurants -- and, of course, Delaware's famous "Tax-free Shopping". There is a large parking lot on site for student and faculty parking.
For a printed full description of M.I.T.E and application information please contact Karen Pontrelli at (302) 235- 2554