Compass Montessori School - Golden, CO

Compass Montessori School - Golden, CO

Compass Montessori School (map)

June 16 - July 19, 2019

Application Fee: $25 ($50 after May 1, 2019)
Tuition Fee: $6,000
Lodging Fee: TBA on January 18th

About Compass Montessori School and Golden, CO

Set in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Compass Montessori School is a Charter school in the Jefferson County school district outside Denver. The middle school campus is a Farm School where students rotate through three Occupations in service of the school community. High School students spend one day a week in "AWOL" – a program to foster internship and community service time in our broader community. One of two public Montessori high schools in the Denver area, Compass Montessori also contributed to the pilot program, Pinwheel Coffee, in the Highlands district of Denver. Learn more about Compass here

Located in an area of spectacular natural beauty, Golden is where the mountains meet the plains.  The area offers outstanding outdoor recreation with biking, hiking and kayaking all available right in town.  But Golden also offers a wonderful, small mountain town atmosphere with creekside restaurants, outdoor cafes, fine dining, art galleries, outdoor recreation shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, quaint historic homes, and a variety of museums. 

And then there is the beer.  Golden is home to the world’s largest brewery, as well as to a half dozen craft breweries and distilleries. Learn more to do at

Housing will be nearby in the residence halls of the Colorado School of Mines. Amenities for Randall hall dormitory living include:

  • Community style restroom/shower facility on each floor

  • Social lounge areas in each building

  • Conference room located in Bradford Hall

  • Indoor bike storage

  • Large study room (Vanderwerker Lounge)

  • Community Kitchen in each hall

  • Laundry Rooms in each hall

Bikes will be made available (thanks to Compass Montessori!) for utilizing the bike path between Compass and the School of Mines!

Colegio Montessori de Chihuahua - Chihuahua, MEX

Colegio Montessori de Chihuahua - Chihuahua, MEX

Colegio Montessori de Chihuahua (map)

June 23, 2019 – July 19, 2019*

*This course will have a 5th week that will convene on January 22 - 26 at Colegio.

Application Fee: $25 ($50 after May 1, 2019)
Tuition Fee: $6,000
Lodging Fee: TBA

About Colegio Montessori de Chihuahua and Chihuahua, Mexico (Para una descripción en español, haga clic aquí.)

The oldest Montessori school in Mexico at 56 years old. Set in the main commercial area of Chihuahua, Mexico with a population of one million people and a geography dominated by three hills that appear in the Coat of Arms: Cerro Grande, Cerro Coronel and Santa Rosa, the last of which is fully covered by the city.

The campus has 9.5 acres with the buildings of the different levels has Infant community trough Adolescent community including administration building, an auditory and sports areas.

The Montessori school of Chihuahua is a non profit organization, with a population total of students of 575 and 87 staff members.

The adolescent community run a program benefitting Granja Hogar, a farm for Raramuris children where the school has a Children house classroom and the adolescent support maintaining the farm and work with the children.

Majalca is National park where the students run a program where they work on reforestation, trails, watering, work with the community, gabions, etc. This is going to be the place to work in the Orientation for 1 & 1/2 weeks. It is one-hour distance from the school.   

Housing will be 5 minutes walking distance to the School, it the Cedros Hotel with a perfect condition for this great event, great and different options for complimentary breakfast buffet, free internet, gym and room service. Around the area, there are many good restaurants, coffees, recreational options. The downtown is 10 minutes away in car.

Hershey School - Huntsburg, Ohio

Hershey School - Huntsburg, Ohio

Hershey Montessori School, Huntsburg Campus (map)


Registration for the 2019 Hershey Orientation will open mid-December.

June 30 - August 2, 2019
Hershey Montessori School, Huntsburg Campus
11530 Madison Rd.
Huntsburg Twp., Ohio 44046

Fees (USD)
Application Fee: $25 ($50 after May 1, 2019)
Tuition Fee: $6,000
Lodging Fee: $2,000

The Farm Experience

A unique aspect of the Hershey Orientation is that all participants live on the farm in dormitories for the full 5 weeks.

Living on the farm campus has proven to be a very special and foundational experience for past Orientation participants. Participants have a chance to be immersed in a community experience based very specifically on Maria Montessori’s idea for “erdkinder” in her writings on adolescent development.

The Hershey Farm is a lovely retreat spot, with lots of woods, beautiful gardens, and a state-of-the-art, beautifully furnished “farm house” and dorms with all wood floors and a commercial kitchen. There are patio spaces for lounging, a basketball court, animal barns, and walking trails.

Participants get a glimpse of the powerful experience offered to adolescents of being on the land, in a genuine community, in a social context where they share work and study every day.  The goal is that participants come to feel a bond with colleagues in this work and come to enjoy each other’s company and comradeship. Staying at the farm has been one of the highlights of the experience for past participants.