AMS Announcements, Awards & News
Find out what’s happening at the American Montessori Society and in our community.
An Open Letter to Maria Montessori on Her 150th Birthday
AUGUST 31, 2020—On Dr. Maria Montessori’s sesquicentennial birthday, we pause to recognize, honor, and celebrate her influence on our world. This letter to her serves as a thank you note on behalf of the entire Montessori community and all those who have been impacted by the transformative nature of her teachings.
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Applications Sought for AMS Board of Directors
OCTOBER 7, 2019—If you are an energetic and engaged member of the AMS community and would like to deepen your commitment and involvement, we invite you to apply for our Board of Directors. We are accepting applications now through 4:00 PM, EDT, November 5, 2019.
Nominations Now Being Accepted for AMS 2021 Living Legacy
OCTOBER 1, 2019—Now through November 15, 2019, we invite nominations for the AMS 2021 Living Legacy.
Donating Warmth & Imagination: AMS Staff Collect Children’s Pajamas & Books for Local Hospital
SEPTEMBER 30, 2019—AMS staff coordinated an office-wide pajama and book donation drive for the Pajama Program, a nationwide organization dedicated to providing all children with warm, cozy pajamas and enchanting books.
Apply Now for our AMS Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019—Now through October 28, 2019, we are accepting applications for our 2020 -2021 Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program.
“Montessori Voices” Audio Contest
AUGUST 27, 2019—If you like “playing with sound,” this contest is for you! Now through October 15, we invite AMS members and their students to submit original short melodies, or other original sequences of sound, for consideration as the winning audio logo.
Will You Be Applying for an AMS 2020 Peace Seed Grant?
AUGUST 16, 2019—Applications for AMS Peace Seed Grants will be accepted starting September 15. Start your planning now!
American Montessori Society Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity NYC on Home Build for Family in Need
AUGUST 2, 2019—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.