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Admission Requirements

The Montessori Training Center of St. Louis is open to men and women who have demonstrated personal suitability for training based on maturity of personality, integrity of character, intellectual creativity, and aptitude for psychological insight and understanding. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, although exceptions may be made based on their personal interviews and letters of reference. 

Non-degree students will be automatically given probationary status. Students accepted on a probationary basis will meet with the Director of Training at the beginning of the course to discuss and plan the student’s participation in the course, after which the student’s progress will be periodically reviewed.  In January of the first training year, a probationary student must be a student in good standing for the course - showing 90% or better attendance, successful completion of all assignments to date, and work that meets or exceeds expectations. In this case, the probationary status will be removed and the student will be granted full acceptance for the remainder of the course. If a probationary student is not in good standing in January, a final review of the student’s participation in the course will be made by the Director of Training and a decision will be made as to the student’s continued participation in the course. This decision will be based on an evaluation of work to date, extenuating circumstances, and the student’s commitment to completion of the course requirements.


Students who do not hold a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for the Loyola graduate program. 

Applicants are reviewed until enrollment has reached capacity.  Thereafter, a waiting list is established.  If pre-registration does not reach the necessary quota, the course will be canceled.

The Montessori Training Center of St. Louis does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national or ethnic origin in its admission policies, educational policies, or any other Training Center-administered program.

Download the Student Handbook 2018 - 2020.