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11 Sep 17
AMI Birth to Three: First Time in India

First time in India: AMI Birth to Three Assistants Course with Julia Hilson, in Chennai at Navadisha Montessori! 

27 Nov - 6 Dec 2017. For all details see poster below. Questions? Contact

The intention...Read more.

01 Sep 17
Montessori Harvey Relief Fund

A message from Association Montessori International, USA

As you all know, Hurricane Harvey has devastated the SE Texas region. Many of our Montessori families, staff and children will be impacted by the flooding that has occurred. The Affiliates of AMI in the US are joining together in an effort to coordinate funds and resources...Read more.

29 Aug 17
Maria Montessori Education Foundation Receive Good News from NZQA

Maria Montessori Education Foundation (MMEF) have just received news from NZQA that the Level 7 programme approval and accreditation application has been accepted. 

"This acknowledges the rigour and quality of the AMI 3-6 Diploma and appropriates it accordingly on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework in this country. Thank you to AMI and the training...Read more.

22 Aug 17
Prague Meeting Next Steps for 4 AMI US Affiliated Societies

A meeting took place between the 4 AMI Affiliated Societies from the United States at the International Montessori Congress held in Prague at the end of July 2017. The outcome was a forward looking and positive one culminating in an agreement to align their efforts for the future in order to achieve greater collective impact in the United States. Please see their recent newsletter for more...Read more.

01 Aug 17
29th International Montessori Congress Bangkok, Thailand 16 - 19 July 2021

Welcome Letter from Thailand:

On behalf of Thailand, the Montessori Association of Thailand would like to invite the Association Montessori Internationale to hold it’s 29th International Montessori Congress 2021 in Bangkok. Ours is a world-class convention and exhibition city that offers a wealth of scientific resources, history, cultural heritage and entertainment.

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21 Jul 17
Happy 105th Birthday Montessori in Canada!
Bell 1918

105 years ago, on July 18, 1912 the first Montessori school in Baddeck, Nova Scotia (Canada) was established.

Alec (Alexander Bell) heard about Montessori Method in 1912 at one of his Wednesday evenings at which S.S. McClure, founder of the magazine, was a regular guest. The new educational philosophy had instant appeal for him. Within weeks, his wife and his daughter Daisy had visited...Read more.

27 Jun 17
Walton Family Foundation Awards Grant to Create Montessori Bachelor’s Degree

Walton Family Foundation Awards $4.8 Million Grant to the University of Hartford and Montessori Training Center Northeast to Create Montessori Bachelor’s Degree Program.

The award is one of the largest educational grants in the University’s history.

(Hartford, Conn.) The University of Hartford and the Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE) have been awarded a fund directed by...Read more.

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.