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Montessori Council

International Montessori Council
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The International Montessori Council (IMC) was organized in 1998 under the auspices of the Montessori Foundation to provide an inclusive and affordable professional organization for Montessori educators and schools around the world to work together to promote high-fidelity Montessori to the outside world and help one another to address the challenges that we all face.

The IMC offers excellent, practical, and very supportive professional development, networking, school accreditation, and teacher education.

As a professional organization, the IMC believes that Montessori educators and schools need to work together in collaboration. We encourage our members to also be active in other local, state, or national Montessori organizations. 

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IMC Member Benefits

IMC Montessori School Accreditation

International in scope, user-friendly, supportive, and designed to help schools grow stronger through the process of self-study and external evaluation. 

IMC Members' Resource Center

The IMC members’ Resource Center includes an archive of past issues of Montessori Leadership magazine, years of recordings of our weekly webcasts and town halls, a wide range of articles, and sample documents and resources for school leaders, trustees, and curriculum coordinators. We also have discussion groups, newsletters, and more.

Montessori Leadership Magazine

Montessori Leadership is the journal of the International Montessori Council. It is available in both print and digitally. School members receive two copies.

Weekly Webcasts for Montessori Educators

This is an ongoing program of free webcasts for Montessori educators sponsored by The Montessori Foundation. Recordings are archived in the IMC members’ resource center. 

Annual School Consultation

IMC school members may request an hour of free consultation a year by phone or Skype each year. Should your school wish additional consultation, school Members receive a discount on Montessori Foundation school consultation and professional development services.

IMC School Mentorship Program

The IMC School Mentorship Program is a network of member schools that offers advice and informal support without charge to fellow IMC schools.

IMC Member Discounts

IMC members can take advantage of significant discounts on many of the programs, publications, conferences, and courses offered by the Montessori Foundation. Schools can use their discounts for their entire staff. These discounts include:

Montessori Leadership Institute courses offered through The Montessori Foundation

Our popular pamphlet series

Books published by the Montessori Foundation

Conferences, workshops and symposia held by The Montessori Foundation and/the IMC

Montessori Leadership Institute*

School consultation*

School Leadership Coaching*

Board Development*

Strategic Planning*

Guidance in Enrollment Marketing and Building Strong School Communities*

Facilities Design*

Organizing New Schools*

School Group Membership in the Montessori Family Alliance*

* Programs offered by the Montessori Foundation


Free Classified Ads for Schools

IMC school members may place classified ads on without charge.

IMC School Member Certificate

Each school member receives a beautiful certificate with the IMC gold seal and a copy of the IMC Code of Ethics, suitable for framing.

IMC Logo

School members use the IMC logos on their literature and website.

To avoid misunderstanding, the IMC logo may only be used by IMC school members in good standing, and may not be used in any way to promote a Montessori teacher education program, or on certificates and diplomas, unless the teacher education program is MACTE accredited and IMC recognized. 

Feature your school in Montessori Leadership and Tomorrow’s Child magazines. We welcome interesting articles and stories, great photos, and videos about member schools. Email us at

Mobile Friendly
Digital Edition of Our Two Journals

The digital edition of Tomorrow’s Child and Montessori Leadership are here.

We developed a user experience that is easier to read, especially on mobile devices.

We will continue to provide the flipbook-style for those who prefer to see the magazine layout as it is in print, and we hope you will enjoy the reader-friendly version as well.

Remember, you will need to be logged in to your IMC or MFA account to view them.

Not a member yet? No problem! You can join both groups easily by clicking here and be reading Tomorrow’s Child or Montessori Leadership in 5 minutes along with all the other resources offered by the International Montessori Council and the Montessori Family Alliance.

27th Annual Montessori Conference

November 2 – 5, 2023
Hilton Tapatio, Phoenix, Arizona
(or streamed live to your living room)

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Get Involved

The International Montessori Council was formed as more and more Montessori educators found themselves drawn to our work in encouraging collaboration, best practices, and peace education and social justice throughout the many sectors of our global Montessori community. First individuals, then schools, began to volunteer and work together to build stronger schools and a much more connected community of Montessori educators, parents, and schools at the local, state/provincial, national, and international levels. If you feel like you are a leader within the IMC, then you are. Just let us know if you want some ideas of how to get started or to become more involved. We are a circle of equals.


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