AMS Individual Membership

AMS Individual Membership is an integral component of developing as a Montessori professional, giving you access to a community of Montessorians across career stages, the AMS Learning on demand platform, community forums, and a member resource library, plus exclusive discounts on The Montessori Event. The AMS membership year begins on July 1 and runs through June 30.

AMS's over 20,000 AMS members are composed of an international community of teachers, school administrators, teacher educators, adult learners, and others committed to making Montessori a strong and positive force in education.

As part of the process of joining AMS, all members are required to attest that they will comply with the AMS Code of Ethics.

Benefits of Membership

All AMS members enjoy a rich array of resources that serve as a gateway to ongoing professional growth and development.

Professional Development

Unlimited access to the entire AMS Learning On Demand library with more than 275 CPD hours available and new webinars being added all the time

Access to exclusive Member Appreciation Day (May 18, 2023) and other professional development events throughout the year


A subscription to our quarterly magazine, Montessori Life, plus free access to the 10-year digital archive 

Access to special Member-Only Resources on the AMS website, including sample school handbooks, policies, and report forms, as well as helpful "how to" sheets, and more

AMS Compensation & Benefits Survey Report (published every-other year)

Being a member of the American Montessori Society confers many benefits—including access to unique documents that support Montessori schools, programs, and educators. Some were shared with us by member organizations and published with their permission; increasingly, we are also adding resources written for us by experts in the field.

Among the resources you will find upon login are sample policies, sample report forms, and helpful “how to” sheets.

Community Connection

Access to AMS Connect, an online platform with themed groups for liaising with your peers in the larger Montessori community

Participation opportunities in AMS Connect Live, networking sessions held monthly for teachers and heads of schools

An opportunity to start and join AMS Affinity Groups

Voting privileges in annual AMS Board of Directors elections

Community Discounts & Benefits

Discounted registration for The Montessori Event

Discounts on other AMS events

Discounts on live courses and certificate programs like the Anti-bias, Antiracist (ABAR) Certificate Program and the Elementary Reading Certificate Program

10% discount at Shop AMS (School Brochure Packets)

Access to more than a dozen specially designed insurance plans including professional liability insurance, individual and group health, plans, term life insurance, home coverage, and GEICO auto insurance §

‡ Print edition only available for U.S. delivery.

§ Not available in MA or NJ.

Lending Support

In addition to the benefits listed above, AMS membership supports a host of other initiatives and resources that further connect the Montessori community and support the Montessori Movement, including:

  • The development of and advocacy for standards that support high-quality Montessori schools and teacher education programs.
  • Peace and social justice initiatives that support communities worldwide.
  • The public policy force of a strong international advocacy organization.
  • Benchmarking of critical school data.
  • Representation at the Council for American Private Education (CAPE), National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), and other coalitions that advocate for children and education.

Membership Dues

The AMS membership year begins on July 1 and runs through June 30. Individual memberships are not prorated.

In the United States & Canada

  • $104: Individual Membership

Outside the United States & Canada

  • $104: Individual Membership (includes digital edition of Montessori Life)

Member Schools have the option to purchase individual memberships for all of their teaching staff (lead, assistant, and specialist teachers) at bundled rates. See the School Membership page for details.

Unlimited On Demand Professional Development for AMS Members

AMS members gain access to exclusive online on demand professional development videos and classes with AMS Learning. New videos and classes are added all the time.

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