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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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.
Announcing the AMS 2020 Living Legacy: Ana María García Blanco
APRIL 2, 2019—We are honored to announce Ana María García Blanco as AMS’s 2020 Living Legacy—an award given to those whose commitment and leadership has made an extraordinary impact on the AMS community. A lifelong educator, Ana is changing the face of Montessori in Puerto Rico.
American Montessori Society 2019 Recognition Awards
APRIL 2, 2019—Every year, through a variety of awards, the American Montessori Society honors individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the Montessori Movement. The following recipients were announced during Community Night at The Montessori Event 2019, held in March in Washington, DC.