Montessori Leadership Institute

Online Workshops for Montessori Leaders

Practical information and resources / A fellowship of professional colleagues / Individual counsel from our faculty / The convenience of working from your home or school!
Building an Effective Board for Your Montessori School
This course is a special program that is customized and run for the entire board and leadership of individual Montessori schools. It includes a series of six live online seminars with Montessori Foundation President, Tim Seldin.
Building a World-Class Montessori School
This online course requires an investment of approximately 10 hours a week for the entire twelve weeks to read the materials, watch the videos, and complete the assignments. Class participation in the discussion forums is essential to truly take advantage of not only the prepared content, but to explore your prospective project, ask questions, and interact with other students. Additionally, the Montessori Foundation offers a series of optional weekly webinars on Thursday mornings at 10 AM EST time (GMT -5). Many of these live sessions may be of interest and value to participants in the course. Questions are encouraged.
How To Start a New Montessori School
In response to numerous requests from the community, we have written a new course: How to Start a New World Class Montessori School. Anyone who wants to start a new Montessori school or convert an existing child-care center into a Montessori school, will find this course invaluable.
Building Enrollment & School Community
A school is nothing but people. It lives in their hearts and minds. A great school is group of people acting in accordance with a common set of beliefs and values, who feel a sense of commitment to each other and to the institution. So often, schools agonize over the difficulty of attracting and retaining enough students to meet their budget, and every time a Montessori child leaves before graduation, our classes and school communities suffer. The Montessori Foundation believes that this endless cycle can, and must, be broken. We can build our schools with children who will blossom in Montessori and with parents who will value and remain committed to Montessori. This highly practical and hands-on course will show students how to organize their admissions / recruitment program to identify and attract the perfect families for your school.

Practical Insights, Strategies, and Skills

The Montessori Foundation’s Montessori Leadership Institute has developed strong leaders of Montessori schools around the world since 1992. In 2006, we pioneered online learning in Montessori leadership development, using streaming video and audio presentations, libraries of resources, dynamic online discussions, conference call-ins, and a network of fellow Montessori school administrators. Our online courses offer:

  • practical information and resources
  • a fellowship of professional colleagues
  • individual counsel from our faculty
  • and the convenience of working from your home or school


An invaluable resource for:

  • Heads of Schools
  • Curriculum Coordinators
  • Admissions Directors
  • Development Directors
  • Board Members
  • Parent Leaders


For more information and an up-to-date schedule of all upcoming workshops, visit our website: or contact Tim Seldin.