Welcome to Saint Nicholas Montessori College

St. Nicholas Montessori College Ireland is a higher educational institution providing Montessori teaching through full-time, part-time, outreach and in-service programmes. It is committed to providing access and opportunity to students of all ages and backgrounds. It aims to provide a positive, inclusive atmosphere and environment based on the mutual co-operation of all involved in its activities.

It contends that the principles of respect and empowerment which apply to children’s education must also be applied to adult learners and teachers. Consistent with these values, a working Montessori primary school is an integral part of the organisation.

St. Nicholas Montessori College desires to promote Montessori education and develop Montessori educators of the highest quality, who will serve and support the child within all sectors of the Irish care and education system.

With 3 locations in Ireland we provide full time and access courses from our campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.


Registered Charitable Organisation. Reg. No. CHY6193/4523904W

Commencement of Part-time Programme in January 2015 – Last Five Places

Commencement of Part-time Programme in January 2015 – Last Five Places SNMCI is delighted to announce that delivery of its Level 6 (Higher Certificate in Arts in Early Years Montessori Education) and Level 7 (Bachelor of Arts in Montessori Education) … Continue reading

SNMCI Responds to Draft Registration Regulations

Today, SNMCI responded to the consultation process launched by The Teaching Council.  The proposed removal of the restricted recognition is counter-intuitive to the ideals of inclusivity and innovation promoted by The Teaching Council.  Ian McKenna, Director, Saint Nicholas Montessori College … Continue reading


Introduction St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland (SNMCI) has been synonymous with the training of Montessori teachers for the past 40 years. It is located in Dun Laoghaire, Cork, and Limerick. Programmes SNMCI has 4 programmes of higher education, all of … Continue reading

Recognition of Prior Learning Procedures for certain applicants onto Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Montessori Education

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) RPL for Certain Applicants on the Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Montessori Education On 27th May 2014, Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland (SNMCI) announced that it was using its revised RPL policies to respond … Continue reading