American Montessori Society Launches Dynamic New Web Site:

American Montessori Society Launches Dynamic New Web Site:

For Immediate Release

Contact: Marcy K. Krever, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: No calls please.

American Montessori Society
116 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003-2163

March 10, 2011, New York, NY—The American Montessori Society (AMS) is entering its second half century with the launch of a new Web site, With streamlined navigation and search capabilities, this powerful, interactive tool brings rich, comprehensive information about Montessori education and opportunities to a diverse range of visitors, including families, teachers, and administrators.

Features include detailed explanations of the Montessori Method and learning materials, a Montessori research library, recommended reading, and an online edition of AMS's award-winning magazine, Montessori Life. Searchable databases allow users to explore Montessori schools, teacher education programs, and employment opportunities. Visitors will find profiles of "Montessori People," such as former Montessori parent Maya Angelou and Montessori alum Will Wright—inventor of SimCity—who credits his creative success to his Montessori education. The site also encourages community building through blogs, forums, listservers, and social networking tools.

The new Web site takes AMS a significant step forward in making reliable, in-depth, and topical information about Montessori available to more people worldwide, strengthening the role of AMS as the world’s leading resource on Montessori education. The site was developed in collaboration with The Berndt Group, specialists in brand communication and Web design. Funding was made possible by a generous donation from former Montessori parents Eveline and William P. Roberts, III, of Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc.

The foremost advocate for quality Montessori education, AMS promotes the highest standards through its accreditation of Montessori schools, affiliation of teacher education programs, and creation of professional development resources. AMS advances Montessori education through research, leadership on public policy, and developing a global community of education professionals, families, and policy makers. Founded in 1960 by educator Nancy McCormick Rambusch, PhD, with the backing of key parents from Whitby School (Greenwich, CT), AMS works to ensure that the Montessori approach is a positive and growing force in education throughout the world. Headquartered in New York City, NY, AMS celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010.

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