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American Montessori Consulting (AMC)
P.O. Box 5062
Rossmoor, CA 90720
voice: 562 598-2321

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American Montessori Society
281 Park Avenue South, 6th floor
New York, NY 10010-6102
Voice: 212 358-1250
Fax: 212 358-1256
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The "American Montessori Society" (AMS) is a nonprofit education society and non-discriminatory service organization founded in 1960 whose purpose is to help children develop their fullest potential through the educational principles of Maria Montessori. This includes the following: developing Montessori programs, accrediting schools, granting credentials, encouraging research, organizing seminars and symposia, and all other areas which relate to the dissemination of Montessori philosophy.

The AMS has become the collective voice of over twelve thousand Montessori certified teachers, schools, administrators, parents of Montessori school children, and interested friends committed to furthering Montessori philosophy and promoting better education for all children.

Association Montessori Internationale (AMI/USA)
410 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY 14607-1028
Voice: 716 461-5920
Fax: 716 461-0075

The "Association Montessori Internationale" was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her lifes work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death.

  • Providing guidance for AMI training courses
  • Co-ordinating a Training of Trainers programme
  • Encouraging the creation of Montessori schools
  • Guiding approved manufacturers in the production of
  • Montessori materials
  • Overseeing the publication of Dr. Montessoris books
  • Organising congresses and study conferences

Elementary Alumni Association (AMI/EAA)
c/o Ms. P. Pantano
5936 Palo Pinto Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206
Voice/Fax: 214 824-2827

Center for Public Montessori Progams (CPMP)
2933 N. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Voice: 612 529-5001

Central Kitsap Montessori Parents Association (MPA)
CK Montessori Parents Association (CKSD)
PO Box 8
Silverdale, WA 98383

All parents of students enrolled in the CKSD Montessori Program and interested individuals in the community may become members of the Montessori Parents Association (MPA). The MPA meets four times during the school year at either Jackson Park Elementary or Woodlands Elementary School to discuss issues relevant to the Montessori Program and to plan activities supportive of the program.

Several elected officers include a Facilitator, who plans the agenda and chairs the meetings, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. Various committees are formed each year to accomplish tasks relating to fund raising, family social events, providing Montessori-related resource materials to parents, publication of a bi-monthly newsletter, public relations and grant research. The MPA is a very active group and has provided considerable support to the Montessori Program.

Christian Montessori Educators (CME)
5837 Riggs
Mission, KS 66202
Voice: 913 362-5262

Cincinnati Montessori Society
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207
Voice: 513 631-1602
The Cincinnati Montessori Society is a non-profit organization of persons concerned for the child and dedicated to promoting the Montessori philosophy. Our goal is to support
services for teachers, schools and Montessori parents and to promote more visible public relations activities on behalf of schools and the Montessori philosophy in general.

Foundation Center for Phenomenological Research (FCPR)
2311 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814
Voice: 916 447-2087

Friends of Montessori (FM)
2830 S. Carriage Ln.
Mesa, AZ 85202
Voice: 602 839-7661

Illinois Montessori Society (IMS)
1985 Pfingster Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Voice: 708 498-1105

International Association for Montessori Eduction (IAME)
Amelia McTamaney, President
1390 Terrill Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Voice: 908 322-4652
Fax: 908 322-4616

International Association of Progressive Montessorians (IAPM)
500 Vista del Robles
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Voice: 805 473-264
The "International Association of Progressive Montessorians" (IAPM) is another organizational expression of Montessori education. Founded by Angela Martin, this organization provides its own distinctive certification and training of teachers and association of schools.

The International Montessori Council
17808 October Court
Rockville, MD 20855
Toll Free Voice: 800 655-5843
Fax: 941 312-0825

The International Montessori Council is a newly organized world-wide body of Montessori schools, educators, parents, and friends of the Montessori vision of building peace on Earth through touching the lives of the world's children.

The IMC is founded on the concept of a circle of equals. In the tradition of the native peoples of North America many tribes would come together from time to time to meet as equals for the common good. The concept of the council embodies a spirit of fellowship, trust, and community - a place where all are valued and welcome.

The International Montessori Council has been formed to build bridges of peace, understanding, and cooperation between all members of the Montessori community.

The International Montessori Council is intended to complement, not replace, existing Montessori professional associations, by organizing national or state/provincial chapters where they do not now exist, strengthen the services currently offered, and by providing a wide range of programs and services. These include school accreditation, programs in which experienced schools and educators mentor new ones, a world-wide campaign to promote Montessori's insights and interest in Montessori education, and the naturing of peace within each school community."

The International Montessori Council is a membership organization comprised of teachers, students, parents, and administrators.

International Montessori Society
912 Thayer Avenue #207

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Voice: 301 589-1127
The "International Montessori Society" was founded in 1979 by Lee Havis to support the effective application of Montessori principles throughout the world. It is organized as a non-profit corporation directed by Lee Havis, with main offices in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Society provides a broad range of programs, services and support for Montessori education based on the fundamental principles of (1) "Observation"; (2) "Individual Liberty"; and (3) "Preparation of the Environment." For further information about the Society and its work of "creating the new education", e-mail us.

Lake Country Institute
1630 Stillman Ave.
Roseville, MN 55113

Michigan Montessori Society
466 N. John Daly
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Toll free Voice: 1 800 308-4899
Voice: 313 420-2600
The goal of the Michigan Montessori Society is to promote, develop and disseminate the educational philosophy and principles of Maria Montessori, fostering their integration with the American educational and cultural environment. Through the support of the general and professional members, the Society continues to grow and advance its goals.

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