About the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori and her son, Mario Montessori, in order to maintain the integrity of her life's work and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death. The AMI is working in many capacities to ensure that the integrity of Dr. Montessori's philosophy of education and approach to child development is upheld in teacher training centres and schools around the world. It is currently working on a global Montessori Quality Assurance program to promote and support high quality, authentic Montessori schools.

AMI's pedagogical integrity maintains the level of excellence that Maria Montessori envisaged in the application Montessori pedagogy in practice. AMI pedagogical standards ensure that AMI recognised schools offer programmes that allow children to develop their physical, intellectual, social and emotional potential and ensure that the approach is consistent with the content presented in AMI training courses worldwide. The Scientific Pedagogy Group continues the study, research and reflection of Montessori's work and reviews current insights in child development and education, ensuring that AMI training courses meet the highest possible standards of implementation. The SPG also gathers information regarding children and Montessori practice from all corners of the world to enable consistency and universality of implementation. Membership in the AMI is open to everyone.

For a richer and more detailed description of the AMI, its history, mission, and its activities, please see the AMI Brochure pictured on the left.


The Maria Montessori House

AMI has long dreamt of expanding its organization in Amsterdam, and thanks to a phenomenal donation by Orcillia and Nicky Oppenheimer, that dream is about to come true.

AMI has purchased the property next door to its head office, doubling the available space and allowing AMI to develop a substantial Montessori Museum, Open Archives, and Research Centre.

Complete details about the Maria Montessori House project including the Museum and Archives and information about donating to this project can be found in the AMI Bulletin on the Maria Montessori House.

The AMI is headquartered in Holland at:

  Association Montessori Internationale
  161 Koninginneweg, 1075 CN Amsterdam
  The Netherlands

  Tel: +31-20-679-8932
Fax: +31-20-676-7341
Email: info@montessori-ami.org