AMS Announcements, Awards & News
Find out what’s happening at the American Montessori Society and in our community.
In Memoriam: Carole Wolfe Korngold (1935 – 2019)
NOVEMBER 8 2019—Honored as the AMS 2000 Living Legacy, Carole is acclaimed for bringing authentic Montessori education to thousands of children through independent, public, and charter schools, as well to childcare centers and Montessori teacher training programs.
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American Montessori Society Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity NYC on Home Build for Family in Need
AUGUST 2, 1919—AMS staff took part in a Day of Service yesterday on a home-build project with Habitat for Humanity NYC. Helping to build a home for a family in need concretely exemplified our new organization mission, “Empowering humanity to build a better world through Montessori.”
AMS Awards $28,000 in Teacher Education Scholarships
JULY 8, 2019—Every year, the American Montessori Society awards teacher education scholarships to aspiring Montessori teachers in support of their professional growth. For the 2019 – 2020 academic year, we awarded 20 scholarships totaling $28,000.
Montessori St Nicholas and AMS Explore New Ways to Collaborate
JUNE 18, 2019—The executive teams of the London-based MSN and AMS recently met for an exploratory meeting about possible ways to work together.
AMS Awards $3,450 Research Mini-Grant in Spring 2019
JUNE 13, 2019—The AMS Mini-Grants program supports research that can bring fresh insight to Montessori education. Meet the grant recipient, who is studying teacher satisfaction and retention.
Multi-Age Groupings in Montessori Classrooms
June 6, 2019—Updated June 6, 2019 to include information about the AMS Pathway of Continuous School Improvement. Originally published November 4, 2014.
Upcoming Requirements for Accredited Schools & Schools on the AMS Pathway
MAY 13, 2019—New qualifications for teachers and heads of schools will go into effect July 1, 2020.
AMS Announces Newly Elected Board Members
MAY 3, 2019—Congratulations to the esteemed individuals who will take office this July.
AMS Peace & Social Justice Committee Awards 2019 Peace Seed Grants
APRIL 26, 2019—Congratulations to the 6 community members who have been awarded grants to fund peace education projects in their schools.
The American Montessori Society Named a World Citizen Peace Site
APRIL 22, 2019—The American Montessori Society was recently designated a World Citizen International Peace Site by World Citizen, a nondenominational and nonpartisan organization dedicated to invigorating and empowering communities to educate for a just and peaceful world.