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 new wing of the Metis Lyceum was spacious, light, bright and...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 the Middle East. The partnership supports and advances the...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 own deep psychological study of pregnancy and the first...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 participating in the development of highly conscious responsible...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 future of our world. Each opportunity where we can act and “...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 Fellowship held at Kronberg Castle, Denmark. Over eighteen...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, consolidation and growth of Montessori in the past decade is...Read more
AMI Training of Trainers: You can transform lives one teacher at a time by becoming an AMI Teacher TrainerRead 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 the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. And...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 English with Chinese translation. International applications...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 people attending throughout the weekend and with 59...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 will change over time with new people joining our lives;...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 communities. Eminent speakers will present their work with an aim...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 appropriate, educational environments. AMI will do this by preserving...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. education within five years. Through this project, we are...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 and so we are happy to share it here. Keynote Address –...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’s history. (Hartford, Conn.) The University of Hartford and...Read more