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AMI/USA Celebrates 50 Years!
Fifty years ago, a group of visionaries in the United States came together to support a radical idea – that children, if given the right Montessori nurturing, could lead humanity toward a more peaceful future. With the support of many, AMI/USA was founded in 1972. With that support, we have grown to become a trusted resource for Montessorians and schools around the country.
Parents and Families
The foundation of the Montessori method of education is the existence of the Four Planes of Development. At each plane, associated human tendencies and characteristics exist which inform how one can best prepare an environment for optimal learning.Learn More
The AMI diploma is respected worldwide as a representation of achievement in a teacher-training program of quality, integrity, and authenticity and is earned through successful completion of an intensive training program conducted by an AMI trainer. These dedicated master teachers have participated in a rigorous Training of Trainers Program and possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of Montessori principles and applications.Learn More
Faculty and Staff
The Montessori approach offers a broad vision of education as an aid to the unfolding process of life. It succeeds because it draws its principles from natural human development, embracing the wonder and curiosity in every child. As an AMI trained teacher, you understand the incredible responsibility you have embraced—to assist in the natural unfolding of each unique human being in your care. Your training was rigorous, and your commitment was of the highest degree.Learn More
Heads of school play a vital role in the effectiveness and vitality of an AMI-Montessori program. It is the head (or administrator) who must lead faculty, parents, children and at large community members to a common understanding: a common vision of the program’s purpose and mission for children and the larger community.Learn More