Montessori Links

The Virginia Montessori Association (VMA) is an inclusive organization of public and private Montessori schools and programs, educators, parents and all those interested in promoting the philosophy and principles of Maria Montessori through the development and support of high quality Montessori education.

Association Montessori Internationale -

The Association Montessori Internationale was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life's work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death.

American Montessori Society -

As a leading voice of quality Montessori education, AMS welcomes and draws inspiration from all corners of the Montessori community.

National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS)

National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS) is a knowledge-centered organization. Their work revolves around the development and dissemination of information that can advance excellent Montessori education in the public sector. Through the creation of a tightly linked and supportive network of schools and a set of comprehensive technical support services, the Center aims to serve as both a convener of a vibrant community of practice and a provider of effective support and solutions for practitioners.

The Association Montessori International/USA's online resource tool for Montessori teachers. Wonderful videos from inside Montessori classrooms. Definitely worth visiting if you are wondering what your kids do all day!

The Montessori Foundation -

The Montessori Foundation is an international nonprofit organization which works worldwide to help Montessori schools to educate children in a spirit of partnership and peace. Our schools inspire a sense of wonder and nurture children's curiosity, creativity, and imagination.

Check out their useful pamphlet series

My Works Montessori

Interactive Montessori video lessons for at home use between a parent and child. Video lessons taught by AMS certified Montessori Directors. is a project from the Montessori Administrators Association (MAA) with a goal of providing accurate and relevant information about the Montessori method of education to parents around the world.

Aid to Life: Supporting the natural development of children.

The Aid to Life Initiative is founded on the idea that children develop optimally when they are brought up in an environment that supports their natural development, with an adult who understands how to connect them to positive activity and then allows them enough time to grow and develop according to their own pace and rhythm.

It aims to give parents clear, simple, straightforward advice in a format that is easy to understand and apply.

Tomorrow's Child is the Montessori Foundation's independent and not-for-profit magazine serving Montessori schools and families around the world. Each issue is filled with articles that address the questions parents most often ask about Montessori schools and Montessori in the home.

Maria Montessori Institute (MMI) -

Our aim is to pass on to our students the educational insights developed by our founder during her lifetime’s work with children around the world. The educational method known as the Montessori system is recognised as one of the best throughout the world and is entirely compatible with the demands of our complex modern society. It is based on the firm belief that every child is born with creative potential, the drive to learn and the right to be treated as an individual.

Washington Montessori Institute at Loyola

The oldest Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)-accredited training center in North America, Washington Montessori Institute (WMI) is located in a beautiful suburban setting between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, at Loyola's graduate center in Columbia, MD.

WMI offers graduate programs in Montessori education that guide adults as they prepare for the work and responsibility of helping each child to develop the fullness of his or her potential. Students acquire an understanding of a child's stages of development and the different conditions and strategies necessary to support development at each stage.

They also offer a 2 week summer program to train Montessori Assistants which some Arlington parents have taken and found useful and inspiring.

The Montessori Method eBook

Free downloads of Montessori materials

An interesting list of famous Montessori educated people, including:

Peter Drucker, Management Guru

Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google

Sergey Brin, Co-Founder of Google

Jeffrey Bezos, Founder of

Katharine Graham, Owner/Editor of the Washington Post

"The Montessori method—learning by doing— once again became my stock in trade..." from Personal History by Katharine Graham

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Editor, Former First Lady

Sean 'P.Diddy' (formerly known as Puffy) Combs, RAP mega-star

Anne Frank, Author of The Diary of Anne Frank

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature

Prince William and Prince Harry, English royal family

T. Berry Brazelton, Pediatrician and Author

Julia Child, Chef, Star of many TV Cooking Shows, and Author

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian painter and Architect

One father's account of choosing Montessori for his son, and his investigation into the theories underpinning Montessori education that are borne out by recent research. A photo essay by Mario Valle, a visualization expert at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre.

  • Montessori in the Home - a one page list of simple ways to encourage independence in the home

  • Web Space Activities - easy activities to help strengthen the web space of the hand (important for pencil control)

  • Being a Montessori Parent - you are the bridge between what your child will learn at Montessori and what your child can learn at

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