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The Keepers of Alexandria workshop comes to Cleveland. Join us to dedicate the John A. Wyatt Center for Humanities and Peace.

Columbus conference registration deadline extended!   Register today! More lodging added at Ramada Inn. Why attend?

Attend the NAMTA Conference in Columbia, MD, October 9-12, 2014

New date for conference in Hartford, CT: April 23-26, 2015

Read July NAMTA ENews


New from NAMTA
Grazia Silvana! Montessori Assistants to Infancy

Wonderful Two's

The Montessori Children's House: An Introduction

Peace Through Education


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.

Whole School Resources

The following items are intended to help teachers develop to their fullest potential.


Revisiting and Refining the 3-6 Prepared Environment by Molly O'Shaughnessy, Director of Training, Montessori Training Center of Minnesota; edited by David Kahn

This DVD or PowerPoint presentation containing more than 100 slides of an exemplary 3-6 prepared environment examines the physical, psychological, and pedagogical levels of implementation. The presentation can be used as a springboard for discussion by an on-site Montessorian as part of a one-day seminar for the school’s 3-6 teachers to create an optimal prepared environment integrating beauty, proportion, and presentation technique to hold the child’s attention. 

Spontaneous Concentration in the Montessori Prepared Environment
Annette Haines presents the topic of normalization with an opportunity to evaluate degrees of normalization using an observation scale. Most appropriate for teacher professional development. (1997; 30 minutes)


Discovering the Real Spiritual Child
Sofia Cavalletti and Silvana Montanaro share their experience and theory about the spiritual development of children. Their presentations were delivered at the NAMTA conference titled The Spiritual Development of the Child, March 11-13, 1999, in a teleconference from Rome to Dallas, Texas. (2000; 75 minutes)

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