Housing Options

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.

Xavier University Dorms rent by the week. The rate is typically around $170 a week for single occupancy. Call 513.745.4203 to answer any questions or click the button above. Most Adult Learners stay at Xavier. One of the classes you attend for CMStep training will be on campus and they now offer a meal plan and early move in for CMStep residents. There is a sand volleyball course on campus, and a grocery store close by.

Xavier also offer a path to get your Masters Degree through your CMStep coursework plus a few other classes. 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.

University of Cincinnati Dorms rent by the week for $250/week per person (double occupancy) or $350/week per person (single occupancy). To answer any questions contact Amber Lovett or Jackie Fabec at 513-558-1810. This option is a bit further to travel to the courses but has been well reviewed by those who stayed there.

Be sure to mention in your housing applications that you are part of the Montessori cohort in order to be housed with other CMStep students.


Air BnB will have many different rates and availability close and far from the 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 will 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 understand that some people may choose a different housing plan.


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 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 my car.