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Montessori Associations

The following is a list of selected Montessori associations and organizations.

The American Montessori Society (AMS) is a nonprofit education society founded in 1960 whose purpose is to help children develop their fullest potential through the educational principles of Maria Montessori. This includes the following: developing Montessori programs, accrediting schools, granting credentials, encouraging research, organizing seminars and symposia, and all other areas which relate to the dissemination of Montessori philosophy.

American Montessori Society
281 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor
New York NY 10010
(212) 358-1250
(212) 358-1256 fax

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was established in 1929 by Maria Montessori and was guided for more than 50 years by her son and close collaborator, Mario M. Montessori. AMI’s objective is to uphold and safeguard the quality of Montessori training and the passing on of Maria Montessori’s heritage through her educational philosophy and methodology, including the materials and their presentation.

Association Montessori Internationale
Koninginneweg 161
1075 CN Amsterdam
The Netherlands
(011) 31 20 679-8932
(011) 31 20 676-7341 fax

The Association Montessori International-USA is the United States branch of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

410 Alexander St.
Rochester NY 14607
(716) 461-5920
(716) 461-0075 fax

The AMI Elementary Alumni Association is a community of Montessori teachers holding an elementary diploma issued by the Association Montessori Internationale, who support one another in their professional development.

Kevin O’Loughlin, Chairperson
9622 Blakeney Heath Road
Charlotte NC 28277

The Montessori Public School Consortium (MPSC) is a joint venture of NAMTA and AMS. It is intended to provide a Montessori resource, information, and research documentation center for public Montessori schools.

13693 Butternut Road
Burton, OH 44021
(440) 834-4011
(440) 834-4016 fax

The Montessori Resource Center (MRC) is dedicated to helping establish authentic Montessori in public and private schools through providing information, referrals, and documentation. In cooperation with Nienhuis, Inc., the MRC offers free assistance and advice concerning funding, implementation, curriculum, and training.

Montessori Resource Center
320 Pioneer Way
Mountain View CA 94041
(415) 335-1563

The North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA), an affiliate organization of AMI, was founded in 1970 as an organization of Montessori teachers, administrators, and interested parents throughout North America. Its purpose is to maintain Montessori traditions and, at the same time, to be on the cutting edge of innovative education.

13693 Butternut Road
Burton, OH 44021
(440) 834-4011
(440) 834-4016 fax

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