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NAMTA's purpose is to maintain Montessori traditions, and at the same time, to be on the cutting edge of innovative education. Accordingly, we provide the medium for study, interpretation, and improvement of Montessori education.
Since 1976, NAMTA has provided documentation, leadership, and guidance in consolidating Montessori adolescent education and programs. NAMTA’s seminars, conferences, and summer intensives have established a strong heritage of best practices through evolving school programs. The work has included baseline research, school consultation, publications, and six colloquia that were attended by AMI trainers and practitioners, including Renilde Montessori and Camillo Grazzini.
First NAMTA adolescent colloquium.
Hershey Montessori School’s Adolescent Community, the Erdkinder-inspired model for ages 12-15, opened in Huntsburg, Ohio.
The first NAMTA Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies.
The NAMTA Center for Montessori Adolescent Studies was established. The mission was to evolve a valid program design based on the Montessori Educational Syllabus derived from Montessori’s Erdkinder Appendices, From Childhood to Adolescence.
Montessori High School at University Circle opened, broadening a Montessori pedagogical platform for adolescents from 14-18 years.
The NAMTA Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies will be named The AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies identifying NAMTA’s program as a current AMI pedagogical offering.
NAMTA's Role in the History of Montessori Adolescent Programming
The AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies
Print/Video Resources | Whole School Resources
Hershey Montessori School Adolescent Community on the Farm | Montessori High School at University Circle
Hershey Montessori Training Institute