Applicant School - Criteria

      An Applicant School shall meet the following criteria: 

  1. Each classroom has at least one teacher who holds an age-appropriate diploma
    from an AMI or MACTE accredited teacher training institute or any other teacher
    training programme that may be recognized by the CCMA.
  2. Each classroom has a basic to full range of Montessori materials as
    recommended by CCMA, which offers the broad curriculum to allow for sequential learning.
  3. Work toward multi-age groupings in each classroom (3-6,6-9,9-12 etc.) which supports the concept that learning is a social process.
  4. Have a policy of admitting children to the programme at the appropriate age
    level consistent with Montessori principles and sensitive periods for learning.
  5. Working toward a long uninterrupted work cycle which allows for the
    development of focus, concentration, and engagement.
  6. Agree to abide by the CCMA Code of Ethics.
  7. The school is actively engaged and making progress to meet the criteria for being Accredited within a certain timeframe.
  8. Is licensed by the appropriate Provincial Licensing Authority.
  9. Meets the relevant Building, Health, Safety, and Fire codes and carry
    appropriate insurance.
  10. Is guided by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.