AMI 3-6 Diploma course

Key Info

An introduction to the philosophy and practice of the Montessori approach for the child under the age of three. The course components include lecture, reading and discussion and practical activities for a total of 60 hours.

About the Trainer


Nadya Stolbova lives in Munich, Germany. She trained in Germany with Maria Roth and in Saint Petersburg with Madlena Ulrich  to 3-6- level and is an AMI trainer on the 3-6 level. She has been working with children age 3-6 for more than 20 years. Nadya is the head of the preschool in Germany as well as still working in the class every day.





You can apply for the AMI 3-6 Diploma course at

Applicants must provide transcripts of college records, one recent photograph and a completed application form. An application fee must accompany a submitted application. A personal interview might be conducted. Applications will be reviewed until enrollment has reached capacity, at which time a waiting list will be established. If enrollment does not reach the necessary numbers, as defined by the Board, the course will not be given.

Online Lectures - Saturdays, starting from 14th of January 2023 
First onsite block        7 April – 15 April 2023
Second onsite Block         3 June – 10 June 2023
Third onsite Block           19 August – 2 September 2023    
Fourth onsite Block       28 October – 4 November 2023
Fifth onsite Block          29 March – 6 April 2024
Sixth onsite Block           23 May – 1 June 2024
Seventh onsite Block       10 August – 1 September 2024
Note: In addition to weekdays, lectures will also be held on Saturdays during most blocks.

Written Exams             12 and 14 August 2024

Oral Exams               27 – 31 August 2024

Graduation             01 September 2024

Further requirements for the students:

  • Lectures begin promptly according to the schedule. Attendance, tardiness, and early departure are recorded. Any lectures scheduled for the course, unless specifically excepted, are subject to the 90% attendance requirement.

  • Students must read selected books by Maria Montessori and to make use of them for their written work, discussions, essays, examinations, and practice with materials.  

  • Observation Reports and teaching practice reports

  • The AMI Course Agreement requires "the making by each student of albums which illustrate the use of the Montessori material." Therefore, each student is required to personally produce original course albums, which reflect the contents of the course in which the student is enrolled.

For the registration, please, fill the form and send it to the

The registration is made after the registration fee is paid. The registration fee is 300 EUR. 

Course fees and Payment Schedule

Course fees of € 8500 are payable as follows:

     € 300 application fee to be submitted with application

     € 3100 deposit, due upon acceptance as part of the tuition.

     € 4440 tuition balance due to be paid until 7.04.2023

     € 600 Examination fee tuition balance due to be paid until 1.08.2024


     € 60 AMI Membership (this should be included in the general fee for the duration of the course)


The students are also asked to budget for supplies such as paper, printing and folders, textbooks and material- making, in addition to possible expenses in connection with Observation or Teaching Practice.