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01 Jun 17
Corner of Hope Update - Pilot Training Course Completes
Tree Planting

The National Montessori Elementary training course concluded with Module 8 in April 2017. 27 students sat for the exams and everyone did well. It was a proud moment for the trainers to announce a 100% pass result for this pilot course - the first in East Africa! The training faculty was amazed by the quality of work that the students put in to the albums and handmade materials including the...Read more.

19 May 17
Final Reminder for the 2021 Congress Bids
International Congress Bid

Final reminder that bids for the 2021 International Montessori Congress must be received by close of business on 1 June 2017 to AMI at

We encourage any organisation submitting a bid to seek further information and ask any questions they may have about the organisation of the Congress or information...Read more.

05 May 17
The Peter Hesse Foundation Celebrates 30 Years in Haiti

We are proud to congratulate Peter Hesse and his great work in the last 30 years improving childhood education in Haiti. The Peter Hesse Foundation began in 1986 to effectively improve early childhood education in Haiti, both by establishing Montessori preschools and training...Read more.

21 Apr 17
A Gift from AMI, United States Foundation
Eleanor Latimer and Lynne Lawrence

Eleanor Latimer was in Amsterdam,  delivering a check personally to Lynne Lawrence, from AMI, United States Foundation for the Maria Montessori House.

AMI/USF raises funds and make grants that advance the principles, methods, and values of Maria Montessori for the education, development and welfare of children...Read more.

02 Apr 17
Maria Montessori Study
Maria Montessori Study

Montessori Study Tour completely booked! The historical Montessori Tour (in connection with the Prague Congress) organised by our Australian friends has reached full capacity. We wish all participants a great time on the European Montessori trail.Read more.

19 Feb 17
Bold Goal Forum: Now Available

A new page has been developed for the Bold Goal Initiative. This will provide a forum for discussions covering various Bold Goal topics......Read more.

11 Feb 17
AMI Website and Email Service Disruption (10th February 2017)

The AMI Website and Email Service was unavailable on the 10th of February 2017, due to a power failure on the host server. We apologise for any inconvience caused.Read more.

16 Jan 17
14th International Montessori Conference in Pelham
Pelham AMI winter

Last weekend January 6-8th, AMI members enjoyed the 14th International Montessori Conference in Pelham, Germany.

The Conference was very successful, opened with a talk by our President Philip O'Brien, and followed by speeches from AMI Trainers: Patricia Wallner, Patricia Spinelli, Renee Classen (Switzerland), Jenny Hoglund, Heidi Philippart, Isabelle Sechaud.

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06 Jan 17
110 Years Since the Opening of the First Casa dei Bambini
Teach Me

Today we celebrate 110 years since the opening of the first Casa dei Bambini “Children House” in San Lorenzo Rome on the 6th January 1907.

This day offers Montessorians the...Read more.

28 Nov 16
Mexico: Art, Food and Montessori
Graduation Class

MEXICO: ART, FOOD, MUSIC and MONTESSORI – Susan Mayclin Stephenson

This year it was my honor to be one of the two examiners at the AMI (Montessori Association Internationale) 0-3 course at “Instituto Internacional Montessori” in Mexico City. I have been to Mexico several times but I was never able to spend so much time in the capital. I was ready to explore the Montessori world, the art...Read more.