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Are you interested in taking an AMI Course? AMI Affiliated Training Centres and Host Organisations host a wide variety of courses, you can find out more about AMI Courses here.

Overview of AMI Courses and Levels

AMI Courses are run by AMI Trainers in AMI Affilitated Training Centres and Host Organisations around the world. If you are looking to become a Montessori Teacher, the first step is to decide which age level you would like to work with. Below are the different age levels at which you can take an AMI Teacher Training Course:

  • 0-3 years 
  • 3-6 years
  • 0-6 years
  • 6-12 years  
  • 12-18 years 

There exists a variety of different types of AMI Training Courses available, please see below for the different types of courses:

  • Diploma
  • Certificate / Orientation
  • Refresher
  • Workshop

In addition to Teacher Training Courses, other courses are also available, for example, Montessori Sports, Montessori Administrators (for existing of aspiring School Leaders) Course, Montessori for Dementia and Ageing and Parent Engagement Workshops.

AMI Diploma Courses

AMI Diploma Teacher Training Courses can be delivered in Academic Year, Summer and Modular formats. A list of the scheduled Diploma courses can be found here where you can search by Age Level, Language and Location.

AMI Certificate / Orientation Courses

A list of AMI Certificate and Orientation Courses can be found here

All Other Courses

All other AMI courses can be found here.

Course Details

Once you have found an AMI Course that you are interested in, please contact the Training Centre/Host Location directly for information on the programme, fees, schedules, etc.  They may also be able to advise you on housing, visa requirements, and additional relevant information. 

A list of AMI Training Centres can be found here.

If you have additional questions relating to the AMI Montessori Training Courses, please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button.

AMI does not have a list of Montessori schools worldwide. 

If you wish to find out details on schools in a particular country, please contact one of our AMI Affiliated societies. You can find contact details at: https://www.montessori-ami.org/about-ami/affiliated-societies.

You can post and pay for a job ad through the following link: https://montessori-ami.org/webforms/online-payment-job-ads

Details on the fees are also on this page. 

The job ad will be posted within 3-5 business days after receiving the payment. 

If you have additional questions relating to placing a job ad, please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button. 

AMI has endorsed 4 manufactures of approved Montessori materials, a list of which is provided at https://www.montessori-ami.org/resource-library/materials.

AMI Digital currently provides free Montessori resources, mainly language materials for the 3-6 age group, which can be accessed at https://montessoridigital.org.

If you have additional questions relating to Montessori materials and resources, please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button.

To purchase AMI publications, please go to: https://www.montessori-ami.org/webforms/online-payment-booklets.

For information on Montessori research links, please visit https://www.montessori-ami.org/resource-library/research.

If you are interested in translating any of our content, our publications or writings by Maria Montessori or Mario M. Montessori, please be aware that these are copyright. We are happy to hear from you in this regard to discuss further. 

If you have additional questions relating to Montessori publications and research, please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button.

At the moment, due to Covid regulations, we are not scheduling visits to Maria Montessori‘s study. We look forward to welcoming all of our international visitors as soon as health and safety measures allow.

If you have additional questions relating to Maria Montessori Study visits, please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button.

When Montessorians visit the Netherlands, they often wish to include a visit to a Montessori school when in the country. AMI does not assist in scheduling school visits in the Netherlands, so all requests should be to the individual schools directly. When making your travel plans, please take into consideration the holiday breaks in the Netherlands for Montessori schools.

You can find details of Montessori schools in the Netherlands on the Nederlandse Montessori Vereniging (Dutch Montessori Association) website's school locator at https://montessori.nl/scholen/ (note that this website is in Dutch).  It is recommended to contact them well in advance to schedule visits.

AMI is always looking to expand into new territories and if you are interested in opening an AMI Affiliated Training Centre in a new territory, we would like to hear from you.

When considering such an initiative, it is important to know that the work of running an AMI Affiliated Training Centre combines many different elements such as strategic planning, community building, communication and collaboration with other members of the AMI community, both locally and globally.

In addition, some other factors to consider are the availability of a Director of Training who is able to lead the courses courses in your territory, as well as local AMI Diploma Holders who may be willing to apply to undertake the AMI Training of Trainers programme.

When reviewing applications we will look for strong alignment with AMI’s Values and Strategic Goals, as well as a focus on building a sustainable AMI Community in the proposed territory.

If you have additional questions relating to opening an AMI Montessori Training Centre, please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button.

Those interested in opening a Montessori school, should first reference your local and national education and care regulations. You may also wish to contact your country's Montessori association for further information and assistance.  AMI recommends employing trained, qualified Montessori staff to ensure a faithful implementation of the principles and practice of Montessori education.

AMI does not provide direct information or support in opening a Montessori school.

An AMI affiliated society and an AMI affiliated training centre are two separate entities; they often work together, but they have very different roles within the AMI organisation. The society promotes Montessori education and works to build a strong and viable network to support the foundation and expansion of Montessori education. The training centre, on the other hand, is concerned with teacher training programmes and courses. The two organisations work together, and in some instances, there may be an overlap in the general sense as they collaborate to bring the value of Montessori education for children to the attention of parents and the public.

It is important to note that an organisation applying to affiliate with AMI must be established and registered under the laws of the country it is in. It cannot be a school or training centre, but a separate entity with the aim of promoting Montessori education in the local and national communities.

In order for an affiliation request to be considered by AMI we require a short summary from the prospective group, which will then be reviewed by the Affiliate Coordinator. If approved, you will then receive an official application form and subsequent interviews will be arranged.

To find out more on the work of the affiliated societies, please visit our website page here.

If you have additional questions relating to starting an AMI Affiliated Society, please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button.

Currently the Association Montessori Internationale is working on an ambitious 'Global School Accreditation' programme, to offer schools worldwide mentorship, support and accreditation. A slow roll-out is envisaged, starting on a gradual country-by-country basis in 2022. In the interim, for schools in the USA and Canada, there is an existing AMI School Recognition programme that will remain in place until the roll out of the Global School Accreditation.

USA: https://amiusa.org/schools/ami-school-recognition 

Canada: https://www.ami-canada.com/globalaccreditation.html 

For other countries, please contact AMI Affiliated Societies for in-country guidance regarding Montessori school quality indicators. 

If you have additional questions relating to the AMI Global School Accreditation programme, please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button. 

AMI’s outreach division, Educateurs sans Frontières (EsF), connects and supports changemakers and initiatives committed to advancing human development and promoting the rights of children. EsF focuses specifically on supporting children and communities in under-resourced regions and contexts. The EsF network includes people from many countries, backgrounds and fields of expertise. It supports and inspires the application of Montessori principles to create a better world for all children, irrespective of race, religion, political and social beliefs. 

On the EsF website https://montessori-esf.org you can find more information on EsF’s history, work and initiatives. The website also provides information on how to get involved and become part of the EsF network.

If you have additional questions relating to the AMIs outreach and EsF programmes, please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button. 

Montessori for Dementia and Ageing supports improving the quality of life for elders, promoting the principles of dignity, meaningful engagement and independence throughout life. Montessori for Dementia and Ageing is an innovative approach to dementia care that can be adopted for individuals or groups as a philosophy of care. The goal of the Montessori program is to support older adults and people living with dementia by creating a prepared environment, filled with cues and memory supports, that enables individuals to care for themselves, others, and their community. It strives to develop communities that treat individuals with respect and dignity and honour their choices so that they may live as independently as possible.

Please visit the Montessori for Dementia and Ageing website for more information at https://montessoridementia.org

Montessori for Dementia and Ageing courses can be found on this website, and at https://www.montessori-ami.org/training-programmes/other-courses.

If you have additional questions relating to Montessori for Dementia and Ageing, please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button. 

AMI Membership is open to all individuals who would like to become part of a worldwide community dedicated to the rights of the child and to supporting human development.  To find out more, and to join online, please visit https://www.montessori-ami.org/webforms/manage-membership.

If you have additional questions relating to AMI Membership, please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button. 

Traditionally, AMI organises its Annual General Meeting in April, which provide great opportunities for deepening knowledge, catching up with the latest developments of our work, and strengthening the Montessori global network. The past two years they have moved online due to Covid, and we are likely to continue offering online programme elements into next year.  Events are listed on our website at https://www.montessori-ami.org/events.

In addition, we host online AMI Talks – where we match speakers with a deep Montessori knowledge of a particular subject with an “outside” presenter who will be offering additional and fresh insights.  You can see scheduled AMI Talks and recordings of past ones at https://www.montessori-ami.org/about-ami/ami-talks.

Our Educateurs sans Frontières (EsF) team also organise various online events, such as Voices of EsF, and post many podcasts and interviews with changemakers across the world via https://montessori-esf.org

The international Montessori Congress takes place every four years – each time in a different part of the world. Our last congress was in Prague, and the next one will be held in Thailand in 2023 (delayed due to Covid). The following Congress is scheduled for 2026, when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of AMI.

If you have additional questions relating to AMI Events, please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button. 

Media enquiries may be directed to AMI head office.

Please provide further details and submit an enquiry by clicking on the following button. 

Please feel free to contact us should you have any other enquiry by completing your details and clicking on the following button.

AMI Contact Details

Koninginneweg 161
1075 CN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+ 31 20 6798932

Please be advised that due to the current situation with the Coronavirus no visits to the Maria Montessori Study can be scheduled.

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