This is a list of schools looking to sponsor a trainee, and funds that trainees can apply to to help with the cost of training.

Acton Academy

Acton Academy is offering sponsorship of a Primary Guide in the 2-Summer Primary Training and/or Academic Year Training formats.  For more information, please contact David Kirby at

Black Montessori Education Fund

The Black Montessori Education Fund (BMEF) believes that education has the power to positively transform one’s life. Historically within the African-American community, education was seen as a vehicle for liberation. The BMEF envisions an educational approach that places value on the racial, cultural, economic and spiritual background of all and seeks to support the wholistic development of each individual to their fullest potential.

To learn more, please click here.

Fiore Montessori School

Fiore Montessori School, located in Vienna, Virginia, is offering sponsorship of an A-to-I Guide, a Primary Guide and an Elementary Guide.  For more information, please contact Sailini Lohia at

Mater Amoris

Mater Amoris, located in Maryland, is offering sponsorship of an Elementary Guide in the 3-Summer Elementary Training.  For more information, please contact Alicia Davis Enright at

The Margaret Elizabeth Stephenson (MES) Fund

The MES Fund was established in 2000 by AMI/USA to honor Margaret Elizabeth Stephenson, who devoted her life to Montessori teacher training. The MES Fund was the first financial aid fund to benefit AMI teacher trainees in the United States.

The MES Fund awards partial scholarships to selected students based on financial need in the form of tuition reduction. The fund ensures that qualified individuals seeking AMI teacher training can pursue their dreams, regardless of their financial circumstances.

To learn more, please click here.


Mountainside Montessori

Mountainside Montessori in Marshall, VA is looking to sponsor a trainee for Primary Training.  Please contact Edel Kunkel, Head of School, for more information.

listed 5/2/23