Conferences and Events

Attend theme-based events that bring Montessori trainers and current experts together to discuss timely topics.

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NAMTA Adolescent Studies

Develop an integrated and holistic view of the adolescent in relation to Montessori psychology, methodology, and philosophy.

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Whole-School Administration

Discover professional development for administrators through Tier One Plus programs or The Whole-School Montessori Handbook series.

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Purchase books by Montessori, parent-friendly media, and many unique and educational publications that support Montessori practices from birth to adulthood.

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NAMTA provides practical services that benefit teachers and administrators in their everyday activities.

School Directory

NAMTA’s online school directory and printed, spiral-bound directory list schools that pay a small fee for inclusion.

NAMTA Events

Opportunities for inspiration, education, development, and networking at regional conferences centered on supporting Montessori practices.

Online Shop

Books, journals, DVDs, and parent education tools describing Montessori theory and practice.

Job Listings

An online resource for employment opportunities, materials for sale, positions wanted, and notices.

The NAMTA Montessori Archive

A continuously updated collection of Montessori printed material available through an online database.


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Together Around the Child: Embracing the Collaborative Community
Member Price $365
Portland, OR
APR 20
Montessori History: Searching for Evolutionary Scientific Truth
Member Price $365
Cleveland, OH


Are NAMTA and AMI the same organization?

No. NAMTA is an affiliate organization of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), but joining NAMTA does not make you a member of AMI.

Are all Montessori schools private?

No. Approximately 200 public schools in the U.S. and Canada offer Montessori programs, and this number is growing every year.

Are Montessori children successful later in life?

Research studies show that Montessori children are well prepared for later life academically, socially, and emotionally. In addition to scoring well on standardized tests, Montessori children are ranked above average on such criteria as following directions, turning in work on time, listening attentively, using basic skills, showing responsibility, asking provocative questions, showing enthusiasm for learning, and adapting to new situations.

Are Montessori schools religious?

Some are, but most are not. Some Montessori schools, just like other schools, operate under the auspices of a church, synagogue, or diocese, but most are independent of any religious affiliation.

Can I do Montessori at home with my child?

Only a trained Montessori teacher can properly implement Montessori education, using the specialized learning equipment of the Montessori “prepared environment.” Moreover, the social development that comes from being in an environment with other children is an integral part of Montessori education.

However, Montessori philosophy and practices have much to offer homeschooling parents.

All parents can use Montessori principles of child development at home, complementing your child’s experiences in Montessori school. Look at your home through your child’s eyes. Children need a sense of belonging, and they get it by participating fully in the routines of everyday life. “Help me do it by myself” is the life theme of the preschooler. Providing opportunities for independence is the surest way to build your child’s self-esteem. The NAMTA publication At Home with Montessori describes ways to use Montessori philosophy in the home environment.

How do I find Montessori schools in my area?

NAMTA publishes The NAMTA Directory each year in April. The directory lists schools that have paid a small fee for a listing. You can search for schools in the online school directory or you can purchase a print version.



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