Logistics

Summer and seminar sessions will be held at Lexington Montessori School, 130 Pleasant Street, Lexington, MA 02421.

 

Sessions will generally be scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an hour lunch break between. There are also additional supervised practice sessions required until 6:00 pm on Tuesday evenings, as well as a choice of either an hour practice before classes or after classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Students may bring their own lunches and keep them in refrigerators, or they can take advantage of any of a variety of nearby restaurants.

For those requiring housing, we can provide information about options in the area, though you must make your own arrangements (see list of recommended hotels).

There is also a possibility that there will be members of the Lexington parent community who would offer their homes to “house-sitters” or room rentals for the duration of the training course. If you are interested in more information about that option, please contact Biff Maier at Biff@mettc.org for further information.

Online Learning Requirements:

The Elementary II (9-12 Stand Alone) certification course (as well as the Online Overview course) include required online learning components. These online courses do not require technical expertise; however, comfort with a computer is necessary.  You spend between 3.5 to 5 hours per week in front of a computer.  Below are the minimum requirements for our online course:

  • High speed Internet access 512Kb/Second download or faster
  • Either: 1 Gigahertz Macintosh running OS 10.3 or newer 1 Gigahertz PC running Windows XP SP2 or newer
  • Updated Firefox or Chrome browsers are recommended
  • Computer microphone and speakers
  • Standard Mini-DV video camera
  • Web camera

Additional Resources:

For information about Montessori Education, including its history, method, organizations, and frequently asked questions, please visit the American Montessori Society website and click on their Montessori Education button.

METTC occasionally receives information about job openings. These opportunities are not affiliated with METTC and their posting here does not necessarily represent an endorsement by METTC. We will do our best to keep these these postings current, but you should do your own research into these opportunities. (See job postings here.)

Recommended Housing (all within 5 miles of school)

Please note, all housing information is subject to change without notice. Contact hotels directly for  current prices and availablities. None of these options are affiliated with METTC.)

Hyatt House – Waltham (781-373-6052)
One- and two-bedroom suites (king beds, private baths, closets, living room)
Full kitchen facilities (refrigerator, stove, microwave, sink; dishes for four)
Outdoor swimming pool and lounge area / exercise room
On-site coin-operated laundry facilities
Offers free breakfast / restaurant on-site
Complimentary wifi

Extended Stay America – Waltham (781-622-1900)
Recently renovated—has only one-bedroom units (queen size bed)
Full kitchen facilities (refrigerator, stove, microwave, sink; dishes for three)
Outdoor swimming pool / exercise room
On-site coin-operated laundry facilities
Offers free “grab and go” breakfast
Complimentary wifi  

Best Western -  Waltham (781-890-7800)
Newly renovated - standard hotel
Rooms have microwave and mini-refrigerator – one- or two-bed options
Indoor swimming pool / exercise room
Complimentary wifi
Free breakfast / restaurant on-site for evening meals

Cumberland Inn – Waltham (781-790-1303)
Bare bones accommodations – old but clean
One- or two-bed units
Free wifi, microwave, refrigerator and toaster oven
Coin operated laundry across street
“Front desk” a block away

Airbnb.com or other sites may also be good resources for housing options. 

There is also a possibility that there will be members of the Lexington parent community who would offer their homes to “house-sitters” or room rentals for the duration of the training course. If you are interested in more information about that option, please contact Biff Maier at Biff@mettc.org for further information.