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Join the American Montessori Society and Montessori colleagues from countries worldwide for 4 mind-bending days of exploration, discovery, friendships, and adventures.

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AMS Board of Directors

If you are an active member of AMS and would like to deepen your leadership involvement, consider applying for our Board of Directors.

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Initiative to Create Montessori-Inspired Schools

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently announced a $2 billion philanthropic effort to help homeless families and launch high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools.

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Montessori Leaders Symposium

Join us as we learn how to use Montessori fundamentals to inform our decision-making while reflecting on healthy school culture to help balance expectations within our school and/or TEP community.

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Montessori Life Parent Articles

Our Family Support Materials page is filled with great articles for parents and caregivers to help encourage learning all year round. Download and share them with your school community.

John J. McDermott (1932 – 2018)

Professor McDermott, a brilliant philosopher and educator who played an integral role in the history of the American Montessori Movement and AMS, died September 30.

Upcoming Requirements for HOS & Secondary Teachers

Heads of schools and Secondary teachers in AMS accredited and full-member schools: We encourage you to start preparing now for requirements that will take effect July 1, 2020.

Log Your Professional Development Hours

If your AMS credential was issued on or after July 1, 2013, you must complete 50 CPD hours every 5 years for it to remain active, and use our tracking form to share the information with us.