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This year NAMTA presents a professional development course
for administrators, Tier I: First Principles, October 7-11, 2015, in Baltimore, MD!

Order NAMTA's 2013-2015 supplement to the Whole-School Montessori Handbook, The Evolution of a Montessori High School

Join the Adolescent Orientation Alumni Group! Volunteer to be a regional coordinator.

List your school online or print a form to mail. It's never too late to join NAMTA! Print a form to mail or join online.


See  table of contents or sample pages from Montessori Algebra for the Adolescent by Michael Waski

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.

A NAMTA conference in Baltimore, MD, October 8-11, 2015

Oral and Written Pathways to Self-Expression


Featuring Maryann Wolf author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain


Montessori trainers Janet McDonell and Carla Foster

October 8-11, 2015

Sheraton Columbia Hotel, Columbia, MD


 Conference brochure will be posted as soon as it is available.

  • Registration opens September 1
  • Click here to reserve your room at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel or call 410-730-3900.

  • Reserve shuttle transportation from the Baltimore/Washington  International (BWI) airport to the Sheraton Columbia Hotel at or 1-800-776-0323.  SuperShuttle/ExecuCar offers transportation between BWI airport and the Sheraton Columbia Hotel. Call 1 800-BLUE-VAN (258-3826).

Infants and young children are captivated by language and the connection that is created through human communication. This introduction to a fundamental characteristic of being and becoming human is essential to the development of personality and is the benchmark for all language development. For children to become confident and articulate writers, they must first become confident and articulate speakers. Every day, Montessori educators at all levels have the opportunity to develop the power of language and to light the flame of imagination in children. From rhymes, songs, poetry, and fingerplays to dramatic recitation, speeches, and debates, foundations in speech lead to artfully crafted writing and appreciation for the power and beauty of words. Led by Montessori trainers Janet McDonell and Carla Foster, this conference offers a full overview of the oral and written language that supports development from childhood to adolescence.