Resources

International Montessori Congress
Envision attending an event where thousands of the world’s education professionals unite to explore the universal themes and unique facets of Montessori.

National Association of Independent Schools
The National Association of Independent Schools is a membership organization and the national voice of independent education. NAIS represents approximately 1,400 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with independent schools abroad as well.

Association Montessori Internationale
AMI is the Association Montessori Internationale, a certifying body begun by Maria Montessori.  They have an international list of AMI certified schools.

Oregon Montessori Association
The Oregon Montessori Association is a local resource for Montessori educators and parents.

Montessori Institute Northwest
The Montessori Institute NW is an AMI teacher-training center here in Portland.  They also hold parenting series, educator workshops, and offer support services to area Montessori schools.

North American Montessori Teachers Association
NAMTA is North American Montessori Teachers' Association, and the source of many studies, articles and workshops re: Montessori education.  They have a national member school listing.

The Montessori Foundation
This resource includes info about Tomorrow's Child magazine, a great Montessori magazine resource for parents.

Recommended Reading

Parents of Children 0 to 3 years

Parents of Children 3 to 6 years

Montessori in the Press

This article is a good example of the hands-on work in which Montessori middle schoolers engage!

Montessori Head of School, John Long's blog contains postings that are typically very thoughtful, insightful and point to the cutting edge of education.

Our Head of School, Sue Pritzker, is featured in a video explaining Montessori Primary and Elementary.

Montessori Advocacy

Montessori Madness: A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education, by Trevor Eissler. He has a website called Montessori Madness and you can read excerpts there.

Maria Montessori: The 138-Year-Old Inspiration Behind Spore

There are many cultural innovators with Montessori backgrounds (founders/creators of Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, SimCity). Will Wright's game SPORE taps into his Montessori background to create a wonderful imaginative gaming world.

Dr. Steven Hughes recently spoke in Portland and a number of our parents and staff attended his engaging lecture. Check out his website to download the powerpoint presentations of his various lectures, including "Straight Talk about Montessori Education" and "Modern Parenting: Trips, Tricks and Traps."

What do P. Diddy, Sergey Brin, and Peter Drucker have in common?

Stanford Study on Brain Waves