The Montessori Schools

The Montessori Schools
“Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize,
but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his inmost core.”
Maria Montessori

The Montessori school system is perhaps the most widely known school of its type. With a lineage that started in Rome with Dr. Montessori’s day care center in 1907, these wonderful schools blossomed into an American nationwide system of licensed schools and educators that feature children as “independent learners.” The American Montessori Society (AMS) was eventually founded in 1960. Their unique application of revolutionary teaching methods seems to have been written to match what we have all been describing as necessary for the Indigo children’s education.

Montessori Movement
Montessori pedagogical principles are rooted in a social movement intended to champion the cause of all children, in all strata of society, of all races and ethnic backgrounds, within and beyond educational institutions.The Montessori movement is recognised to have begun on 6 January 1907 when Dr. Montessori opened the first Casa dei Bambini in San Lorenzo in Rome.What followed has been called the “discovery of the child” and the realisation that: “…mankind can hope for a solution to its problems, among which the most urgent are those of peace and unity, only by turning its attention and energies to the discovery of the child and to the development of the great potentialities of the human personality in the course of its formation.”

In 1929 Dr. Montessori founded the Association Montessori Internationale. The objectives of the association are to uphold, propagate and further the pedagogical principles and practice formulated by Dr. Maria Montessori for the full development of the human being.

Montessori is the single largest pedagogy in the world with over 8,000 schools on 6 continents. The Montessori movement however is far broader and works to assist children and their families in a variety of settings.

Montessorians serve as advocates for all children – championing the rights of the child in society.



Associations and SchoolsAmerican Montessori Society (AMS):
281 Park Avenue South (6th floor); New York, NY 10010
(212) 358-1250

Montessori Society web site
(click on states of your choice for the appropriate link)

Click here to find Montessori schools in America

Another way to find Montessori Schools:
Montessori Schools in the world:
International Listings


Association Montessori United States (AIM):
410 Alexander Street, Rochester, NY 14607-1028
Telephone: (716) 461-5920 Fax: (716) 461-0075
Toll Free: (800) 872-2643
Montessori Association web site USA

The United Montessori Association
15050 Washington Avenue, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-1112
Toll Free: 1.866.uma.1988
Seattle: 206.842.0952
Fax: 425.952.9415

Association Montessori Internationale (AIM):
Head Office
Koninginneweg 161, 1075 CN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 679 8932 Fax: +31 20 676 7341
Montessori Association web site International

The National Center for Montessori Education (NCME):
4043 Pepperwood Court, Suite 1012
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707-938-3818 – Fax: 707-996-7901
The National Center for Montessori Education

Montessori Connections – The Website for the Montessori Community:
Montessori Connections

~ by indigolifecenter on January 13, 2008.

One Response to “The Montessori Schools”

  1. The initials for the Association Montessori Internationale should be AMI.

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