Association Montessori International of the United States (AMI/USA) is dedicated to bringing the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori to the education of children through its support and advancement of the AMI Montessori community in the United States.


  • Promote global peace, human development, and human rights through the application of Montessori principles.
  • Support the activities of our global organization Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).
  • Support schools through the AMI Recognition and Consultation program.
  • Advance the understanding of AMI pedagogical principles and practices with families and communities.
  • Promote the development of AMI teacher training to foster the availability of AMI Montessori education.
  • Continue outreach and collaboration with AMI affiliates in the United States as well as kindred organizations that share the purpose of service to children.
  • Advocate for educational policy that supports AMI Montessori education in the United States.
  • Provide professional development opportunities in the United States through national and regional conferences, workshops, webinars and journals.
  • Provide opportunities for collegial engagement through membership and discussion forums.
  • Substantiate the value of AMI Montessori education through the support of traditional academic research.
  • Maintain effective fiscal and organizational strength.