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 18,000 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.
Unlimited access to the entire AMS Learning On Demand library with more than 150 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.
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
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.
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.
The AMS membership year begins on July 1 and runs through June 30. Individual memberships are not prorated.
In the United States & Canada
- $101: Individual Membership
Outside the United States & Canada
- $101: 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.