Housing Options

All information on this page was updated February 1, 2022. 

Adult learners are responsible for securing their own housing during their summer stays (with the exception of Erdkinder, which is included). As a courtesy, we have built relationships with a few universities to give participants options that we can recommend.

Air BnB will have many different rates and availability near and far your different class locations. It is important to remember that you will be responsible to get to and from class and if you do not have a car, this option may limit your ability to carpool. We recommend that adult learners stay at one of the two university options to experience the community aspect of the training, but we understand that some people may choose a different housing plan.


University of Cincinnati housing rents $250/week per person (double occupancy) or $350/week per person (single occupancy). As of June 2, the single occupancies are extremely limited and may not be available by the time you register. To answer any questions contact Heather Griffin at Heather.Griffin@uc.edu or 513.556.0400. 

This option is a bit further to travel to the courses but has been well reviewed by those who stayed there. Since Xavier is not offering housing this year, we anticipate most CMStep learners will end up choosing UC housing. Carpooling is usually a great option for those who are without transportation.

Click above to find out more information and register. Information about parking, location, attractions and more can be found on their reservations page.

**Important note: UC is requiring proof of vaccination. You will either upload a copy of your vaccination card during the application process or they will email you to get a copy before they accept your reservation. 

Be sure to mention in your housing applications that you are part of the CMStep Montessori cohort in order to be housed near other CMStep students and be exempted from their 4 week minimum stay requirement. Likewise, if you are planning to share a room with someone you know, be sure to add their name to your application. 

Xavier University is only offering housing to Xavier students this year due to COVID. This means if you have already started taking your Xavier Masters courses, you qualify to stay at Xavier. Please reach out to Lori Lambert at lambert@xavier.edu

Adult Learners have the opportunity to earn a Masters Degree through CMStep coursework plus a few additional online classes at Xavier University. Those who indicated interest on their application will be contacted by the CMStep office for a presentation by Tori Pinciotti. If you have questions in the meantime, you can contact Tori at pinciottiv@xavier.edu. For any questions about earning graduate credit or earning your Masters of Education Degree, contact Julie Kugler Ackley at 513-745-3424 or Montessori@xavier.edu.

If you are interested in staying at HUC you can email Autumn Wheeler-Peterson or call 513.487.3231 at least 3 weeks prior to your expected dates for a rate of  $40/person per night.

  • Dorm rooms share common bathrooms (1 male/ 1 female).
  • There is a Common Room/Lounge on the Dorm room floor, which has a shared refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs.
  • Vending machine on the 1st floor of the building, with additional microwaves.
  • Option to share a room.

Please note, the current COVID requirements is for everyone to be masked in public spaces and all have proof of vaccination with booster.  While these requirements will changes, we want you to know what things are at present.

I am so glad I decided to stay with my cohort at Xavier instead of commute. We bonded in an amazing way that we could not have done otherwise.

The housing was a typical university, it was nice to be so close to class. It was the most affordable option for our district and ended up working out just fine.

We carpooled everyday. There was always someone getting groceries, headed to get supplies for our projects, or staying late at training. I never missed having my car.