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.


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

Following the recent Open Evenings, Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland has prepared additional material to assist potential applicants seeking to pursue a Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Montessori Education programme.

Many sought guidance on the completion of a portfolio, the presentation of experiential learning and its link to learning outcomes.

With this in mind, two workshops will be held to discuss portfolio preparation on the following dates:

Tuesday, 24th June 2014: 16 Adelaide Street, Dún Laoghaire @ 1830hrs

Monday, 23rd June 2014: 52 South Mall, Cork @ 1830hrs

These will be highly interactive and should take no longer than two hours. Each will take the form of a short presentation, followed by small group sessions to allow for ‘hands-on’ advice by SNMCI staff.

*UPDATED* More information here


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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

News on Higher Diploma in Arts in Early Years’ Montessori Education

15th May 2014 SNMCI is pleased to update you on the following course for 2014 Title of Programme: Higher Diploma in Arts in Early Years’ Montessori Education NFQ Level: Level 8 Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS) – see also RPL … Continue reading

Student Council Fundraising for Typhoon Hayian

On 27th of November Dun Laoghaire Pier was a festive sight as the students and staff of St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland were joined by their friends in St Nicholas Montessori School for a Christmas themed Fancy Dress Fun Run. … Continue reading