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The mission of The Montessori Foundation is to inspire, nurture, and support the development of strong Montessori schools worldwide, with programs serving children from the infant and toddler level through high school. We work to advance Montessori education in the United States and abroad.

The Foundation works with educational leaders, teachers, and school board members to promote the insights and educational approach pioneered by Dr. Maria Montessori, the world-famous physician who pioneered modern brain research and began a revolution in educational reform around the world.

The Montessori Foundation also serves as a source of information, advice, and assistance to parents who are interested in Montessori education, or who have children currently attending Montessori schools.

As we often say:

We’re here to help!

The Montessori Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education in the United States and abroad. We work with the entire Montessori community, regardless of affiliation, as well as parents, educators, schools, and schools systems that are interested in learning more about the insights, research, and approach pioneered by Dr. Maria Montessori. 

The Montessori Family Alliance is an international network of Montessori parents, teachers, and friends of Montessori. who want to learn more about how to support their children at school and at home with 24/7 access to information when you need it.  LEARN MORE

The International Montessori Council (IMC) is an international organization of Montessori schools, the men and women who lead them, own them, or serve on their boards, and other organizations interested supporting the goals of the IMC. As an independent Montessori professional and accrediting organization, the IMC serves the entire Montessori community.  LEARN MORE

The 26th Annual Montessori Foundation | International Montessori Council Annual Conference

NOVEMBER 3 – 6, 2022

The Vinoy | St. Petersburg, FL

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We have incorporated your feedback and developed a user experience that is easier to read, especially on mobile devices.

We will continue to provide the flipbook-style PDF 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.

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Want to get involved? We welcome and depend on the gift of time, wisdom, and financial contributions. The Montessori Foundation and the International Montessori Council are non-profit organizations. Gifts of any amount (or kind) to help grow our programs are gratefully accepted.