“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.” ~Dr. Maria Montessori

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View our cmi 2019-2020 course catalog here.


Welcome to Cambridge Montessori Institute.

Located in the heart of Cambridge, MA, Cambridge Montessori Institute (CMI) was founded in 2016 by the Leadership Team of Cambridge Montessori School (CMS). CMS is the oldest accredited Montessori school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, proudly serving students aged 21 months through eighth grade for over 50 years. CMI training is conducted by master-level faculty which prepares trainees to create curriculum for students to thrive.

Now more than ever, there is an increased interest in the benefits of Montessori education throughout the country, and, in turn, a high demand for excellent teachers. CMI’s teacher education programs are designed to meet this growing need by providing high quality professional development and training in the field of Montessori education. At Cambridge Montessori Institute, we are committed to strengthening relationships within the local community of Montessori educators and organizations and to fostering opportunities that promote Montessori education in the greater Boston area and Around the country.

Tuition includes all required texts, access to curriculum, and resource support for teachers.

Now enrolling for our 2019 Summer Institute!


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View our 2019-2020 Infant Toddler course catalog by clicking here.

Montessori Infant and Toddler Teacher Education Program

The first three years of life serve as a critical foundation for development. Cambridge Montessori Institute’s Infant and Toddler teacher education program provides comprehensive learning in Montessori philosophy and practice, child development, pedagogy, environmental design, program leadership, personal growth and development and observation to give teachers the knowledge, skills and confidence they will need to support infants, toddlers, and their families in a prepared classroom environment. 

Core course components: Montessori Philosophy, Montessori Pedagogy, Environmental Design, and Child, Family, and Community

Foundational course components: Observation, Personal Growth & Development, Program Leadership

Other course components: Child Development

2019/2020 CMI Dates:

Course dates:

•June 24 – August 2, 2019

Seminar dates:

•October 11 – October 13, 2019

•March 27-March 29, 2020

Apply now

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Early Childhood

View our 2019-2020 early childhood course catalog here.

Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Education Program

Children of three-to-six years explore the world through their hands and their senses, constructing themselves from their experiences in their environment. Our program provides comprehensive learning in Montessori philosophy and theory, child development and psychology, Montessori Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Science and Mathematics Curriculum, art, music, cultural, classroom leadership, parental involvement and observation to give teachers the knowledge to guide child in their social, emotional, and intellectual growth during this important period of development.

Core course components: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Physical and Life Science, Social Studies, Classroom Leadership

Foundational course components: Montessori Philosophy/Theory, Observation

Other course components: Child Development; Art, Music, Movement; Parent Involvement/Education

2019/2020 CMI DATES:

Course dates:

•June 24 – August 2, 2019

Seminar dates:

•October 11 – October 13, 2019

•March 7-March 9, 2020

Apply now

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Professional Development

Save the date: spring professional development workshop march 27, 2020