How To Apply to the CCMA

Application Form

Benefits of CCMA

Before You Apply Please familiarize yourself with the CCMA's:

  • Applicant School and Accredited Member School Levels 

All members are accountable to The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators for ensuring that their programmes meet the standards and criteria established by the CCMA.

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.

An Accredited Member School shall meet the following criteria:

  1. Each classroom has 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 full range of Montessori materials as recommended by
    CCMA, which offers the broad curriculum to allow for sequential learning.
  3. Have multi-age grouping in each classroom (3-6,6-9,9-12 etc.) which supports
    the concept that learning is a social process.
  4. Have a long uninterrupted work cycle which allows for the development of focus,
    concentration, and engagement.
  5. Have a policy of admitting children to the programme at the appropriate age
    level consistent with Montessori principles and sensitive periods for learning.
  6. Programmes for children 3-6 years of age, require attendance five days per
    week for consistency in learning.
  7. Agree to abide by the CCMA Code of Ethics.
  8. Have successfully completed the Accreditation process which includes a comprehensive review of policies, standards, and practices of the school by a CCMA Accreditation team.
  9. Is licensed by the appropriate Provincial Licensing Authority.
  10. Meets the relevant Building, Health, Safety, and Fire codes and carry
    appropriate insurance.
  11. Is guided by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.

How to Apply to Become an Applicant School

All applicants must provide:
A completed Application Form and copies of teacher credential diplomas. 

To download an application, please see top of page, or contact us at:

The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators
Phone: 416-239-1166 or 1-800-954-6300
Fax: 416-239-9544
Email: ccma@bellnet.ca
 
How to Apply as a School Working towards Accreditation
(indicating that criteria for an accredited school are in place)
 

All applicants must provide:

A completed Membership Application Form, copies of teacher credential diplomas and an indication that criteria for an Accredited school are in place. 

To download an application, please see top of page, or contact us at:

The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators
Phone: 416-239-1166 or 1-800-954-6300
Fax: 416-239-9544
Email: ccma@bellnet.ca