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The American Montessori Society (AMS) is the foremost advocate for quality Montessori education, an innovative, child-centered approach to learning.  AMS sets the high professional standards that inform Montessori education.

AMS is a non-profit organization based in New York City, with nearly 13,000 members worldwide.  AMS provides an information center for its members, the media, and the public.  It serves as a voice in the public policy arena, and a mobilizing force for the global Montessori community, through support services, research, and professional development events.


To learn more about AMS, visit their webiste at