Montessori Organizations in the United States
Association Montessori Internationale – USA (AMI/USA)
AMI/USA represents the Association Montessori International in the United States, bringing the principles of Dr. Montessori to the education of children. Founded in 1929, AMI maintains the integrity of Dr. Montessori’s approach and life’s work. Click on the About Us link to learn more about our approach, mission, values, and objectives.
AMS is a membership organization, a collaboration of teachers, administrators, schools, families, and others who prize Montessori education.
The Montessori Foundation and its membership organization, The International Montessori Council, are non-profit educational organizations, that nurture, inspire, and support the development of strong, successful Montessori schools around the world.
International Montessori Council (IMC) / The Montessori Foundation
19600 SR 64 E
Bradenton, FL 34212
1-941-729-9565 • 800-655-5843
MACTE is the international standard setting and accrediting body for Montessori teacher education. MACTE was granted initial recognition by the U.S. Department of Education in 1995, and this recognition extends through the year 2015. The Secretary of Education is required by law to publish a list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies that the Secretary determines to be reliable authorities as to the quality of education or training provided by the institutions of higher education and higher education programs.
Rebecca Pelton, Ed.D., Executive Director,
420 Park Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 202-7793
Fax: (888) 525-8838
NAMTA’s purpose is to maintain Montessori traditions, and at the same time, to be on the cutting edge of innovative education. Accordingly, we provide the medium for study, interpretation, and improvement of Montessori education.
North American Montessori Teachers Association
846 E 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
The Pan American Montessori Society is a society of teachers, schools, families and individuals; advocates that pursue the improvement of education of children across frontiers by promoting a research based Montessori System of Education, training and certifying teachers and schools, establishing teacher training centers and creating awareness among families.
Pan American Montessori Society
840 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30160