Right to Education
On the 30th anniversary of the adoption of The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, AMI adds it voice to the wide support for the Convention, as a recognition of the foundational work of Maria Montessori in support of the rights of the child. Read More
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The 31st August 2020 will be 150 years since the birth of Maria Montessori. Montessori was ahead of her time in her research, educational approach and pioneering work for social reform. The work of Montessori today continues to motivate people to change the world for the better and has impacted the lives of children and teachers for more than 110 years. Read More
Association Montessori Internationale Executive Director, Lynne Lawrence, was invited to be part of the UK’s BBC Radio 4 programme: “Great Lives” about Maria Montessori. The Great Lives series invites guests to focus on someone who has... Read More
Montessori friends inspiring each other
This year during our Amsterdam Annual Global Meetings, we spoke to some of our wonderful global community on the inspiration Montessori education brings them. Here is a small representative selection. Answers come from parents, trainers,... Read More
To celebrate the 2019 International Day of Families. AMI co-drafted a statement with some NGO/UNESCO partners. It highlights the paramount importance of families as the first and most significant unit where children learn values of respect... Read More
AMI friends from around the world
We are on Instagram now! Follow @ami_montessori and support us by liking and sharing our content, joining discussions and tagging us in your posts. Read More
Helen Henny next to portrait of Maria Montessori
Helen Henny, great-granddaughter of Maria Montessori, entrusted to AMI's care the oil painting of the young Maria at age 13. Helen's was an incredible gesture, and AMI is deeply honoured. Read More
A happy moment from the weekend.
AMI's 2019 Annual General Meeting, themed "Core Principles, New Horizons", was held at the Metis Montessori Lyceum, Amsterdam; this new venue perfectly suited the diversity of the programme and our fast growing number of participants. The... Read More
AMI and Tomorrow's Youth Organization
On April 3, 2019, Lynne Lawrence, Executive Director of Association Montessori Internationale, and Hani Masri, President and Founder of Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, signed an agreement to implement an innovative Montessori initiative in... Read More
In 2018 Dr Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro, AMI Trainer and author, passed away. Dr Montanaro was a pioneer in spreading globally the insights of Maria Montessori and her close collaborator Gianna Gobbi, enlivening this knowledge with her... Read More
Among AMI's most important tasks are first of all, to maintain the vitality of the method and to contribute on a continuing basis, now and in the future, to the growing universal awareness of the needs of the child, thereby actively... Read More
Mario Montessori Junior described the power and influence of the movement over the years on the occasion of our 60th birthday. It still rings all very true. Read More
We believe that creating opportunities for the young to grow to the fullness of their potential will yield an adult population whose life choices will veer to non-violent conflict resolution, tolerance of the other, and protection of the... Read More
Kronberg Today
The Association Montessori Internationale was founded by Dr Maria Montessori in 1929. The initiative to form AMI was taken at the first International Montessori Congress, which was held as part of the Fifth Congress of the New Education... Read More
AMI 90 Years Logo
2019 — a year in which AMI will modestly celebrate 90 years! Not quite a hundred yet, but certainly a good number of years that we are happy to be sharing with you. A lot has happened in all those years — and especially the developments,... Read More
AMI Training of Trainers: You can transform lives one teacher at a time by becoming an AMI Teacher Trainer Read More
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, pledges $2 billion and focus on two areas: funding existing non-profits that help homeless families, and creating a network of new, non-profit, tier-one preschools in low-income communities. "Education is not... Read More
Hangzhou
AMI is pleased to annouce that an AMI Training of Trainers Programme, Seminar Format, will be held in Hangzhou, China from 2019 to 2021. The seminar, which forms part of the comprehensive training of trainers programme, will be given in... Read More
2018 AMI AGM Proceedings and Photos
AMI’s 2018 Annual General Meeting, themed “Community, Confidence and Curiosity”, was held from the 13th to the 16th of April in Amsterdam. The 2018 AGM marked a number of milestones, as attendance has never been this high with over 300... Read More
AMI Annual Report 2017 Bold Steps
Confidence, Curiosity, Courage & Community ‘One knee does not bring up a child’ is a Tanzanian proverb, which succinctly expresses a truly big idea: human education is a lifelong experience, to which many contribute. Our environment... Read More
From 4-18 August 2018, educators from around the world will gather in South Africa for two weeks, to revisit Montessori principles and practices in order to find innovative solutions and build sustainable initiatives for underserved... Read More
AMI will use its internationally recognised authoritative voice regarding the unique nature of childhood and natural human development to advocate for the rights of children and adults to have access to nurturing, developmentally... Read More
News Bold Goal
AMI’s Bold Goal project launched to increase social impact in U.S. education The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) launched a Bold Goal project in February 2016 to increase our social impact by tripling AMI’s presence in U.S... Read More
If you are one of the 1200 people that attended the 2018 Refresher Course & Workshops in Phoenix, AZ and were able to attend the Friday night Keynote Address, you know how inspiring AMI/USA Board President Gretchen Hall’s speech was... Read More
Representatives from Funders, University and AMI at opening
Walton Family Foundation Awards $4.8 Million Grant to the University of Hartford and Montessori Training Center Northeast to Create Montessori Bachelor’s Degree Program. The award is one of the largest educational grants in the University’... Read More