The Mission of the American Montessori Society

Empowering humanity to build a better world through Montessori.

The American Montessori Society leads, empowers, and serves the global community of Montessori educators as the foremost advocate for research and policy, ongoing teacher education, and standards of accreditation through opportunities for mentored individual growth, collaboration, and member engagement.

As a hub of all things Montessori, AMS strives to anticipate and respond to the needs of our varied constituents. Among our many areas of involvement:

  • Standards for Montessori schools and teacher education programs
  • School accreditation
  • Teacher education and professional development
  • Research
  • Public policy
  • Peace and social justice
  • Scholarships, awards, and grants
  • Montessori in the public sector

Our Board of Directors

Munir Shivji

PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors

As the president of the AMS Board of Directors, it is my honor and privilege to lead my board colleagues in advancing the mission of the organization. It would be hard to find a more dedicated and passionate group of volunteers.

Meet our Board of Directors

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

Empowering humanity to build a better world through Montessori.

Vision

Montessori for all, embraced around the globe.

Values

All of the work that we do is founded on values of respect, integrity, diversity, inclusiveness, responsibility, and enthusiasm.

Strategic Priorities

1

Inclusion/Equity

AMS will model and ensure the advancement of principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion by creating an environment in which all feel welcomed, respected, valued, and empowered.

2

Quality

AMS will define, promote, advocate for, and help its members deliver quality Montessori education and services.

3

Membership

AMS will provide a professional environment, rich in services, so that members grow and thrive as a strong and expanding global Montessori community.

4

Communication

AMS will raise awareness and understanding of the organization’s mission, vision, and actions to all stakeholders for the purpose of strengthening the Montessori collective voice.

5

Institutional Advancement

AMS will ensure that it has significant resources, practices, programs, and facilities to deliver services and cultivate relationships in order to expand and strengthen its position as a voice for Montessori.

Over the course of a year, a lot can happen. Please take a look at this “Year in Review” and consider all that we accomplished in Fiscal Year 2019, thanks to the work of our dedicated board, staff, and you.

Read the Year in Review
From the launch of our new website and “Online, Onboard,” to advances in research and public policy, and much more, this was a banner year for AMS.

Want to connect with us or join the AMS team?