AMI/USA administers the AMI Recognition program for Montessori schools in the United States. To be eligible for an AMI Certificate of Recognition, each school submits the annual Application for AMI Recognition Status, including information on every program for which the school would like to receive a status. The recognition status is based upon compliance with the AMI standards for Montessori classrooms. Each program receives a distinct status, which may or may not be the same as the other levels at the school. The AMI Recognition Program currently includes the following program levels: Assistants to Infancy for ages 0-3, Primary for ages 3-6+, and Elementary for ages 6-12.
- Applications must be made annually, and certificates of recognition are valid only for the current school year.
- It is a requirement for recognition that a school abide by all local, state and federal ordinances, statutes, rules and regulations.
- AMI/USA reserves the right to refuse recognition, or revoke it, whenever the activities of a school are found to be inconsistent with AMI aims or when any fees due AMI/USA are outstanding for more than 30 days.
Download the forms needed and get them ready to attach when completing the application.
Please contact AMI/USA, if you have any questions about submitting an Application for AMI Recognition Status for the 2022-23 school year.