American Montessori Society (AMS)

The American Montessori Society (AMS): AMS is a Montessori professional organization active primarily in the United States.  AMS was founded in 1960, as an affiliate of AMI.  In 1963, AMS separated from AMI, and the two organizations developed independently.  With nearly 13,000 members, it is the largest Montessori organization in the U.S.  Its activities include:

  • teacher training
  • school accreditation
  • professional development
  • school support
  • public advocacy and communication
  • support for Montessori research

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