NAMTA's Montessori Whole-School Management 

NAMTA's Montessori Whole-School Management 

Reading the Changing Montessori Landscape: A Professional Development Course for Administrators

November 8-12, 2017

Chicago, IL, Chicago Marriott Oak Brook 

This conference is for Montessori administrators who are looking for guiding Montessori principles in their work and for teachers who are beginning an administrative career in Montessori. NAMTA's Whole-School Management offers professional development to all levels of administrators: Montessori teachers without administrative background, administrators without Montessori background, experienced administrators with Montessori training, and any administrator who is facing the complexities of innovation and change. Individuals will have the opportunity to choose among all four tracks.

The increasing complexity of Montessori school structure means that Montessori schools must reintegrate its parts to complete the developmental continuum. This is an extraordinary endeavor as the Montessori school must embody the Montessori vision of successive prepared environments, indoors and outdoors, encompassing the natural and human-built worlds through all academic disciplines from concrete to abstract, from eighteen months to eighteen years. The more comprehensive the Montessori vision is, the more complicated the institution and the larger and more diverse the staff will be. There is also more difficulty in staying organic and remaining focused on the organic whole, which is simply children and their intrinsic needs in contact with the appropriate prepared environment, including the natural environment. The implementation of Montessori Whole-School ManagementSM requires not just administration but visionary leadership, which is as much a test of character as it is of knowledge.


  • Register online   Register by October 25, 2017 to receive the early registration rates.
  • View the full conference brochure containing the topics covered in all 4 tracks, pricing, speaker bios, and information on our Saturday evening guest presenter.
  • To receive the special room rate of $113, reserve your room by October 19, 2017 at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook through this direct link, or call 630-573-8555.
  • Reserve shuttle transportation from the Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or Midway International Airport (MDW) to the Marriott Oak Brook hotel at or 1-800-776-0323.  Other transportation options may be found on the hotel website