The vision of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) is to support the natural development of human beings from birth to maturity, enabling them to become the transforming agents in society leading to a more harmonious and peaceful world. 

Founded by Maria Montessori, AMI is the steward of the Montessori educational approach developed over 100 years ago, building upon her work to apply it in every setting and to each child without compromising the integrity of the approach.

AMI empowers teachers and communities with Montessori education, helping children develop their potential to become truly capable individuals who make a difference in the world.

AMI’s Scientific Pedagogy Group together with the broader AMI community promote and continue the study, research, and reflection of Maria Montessori’s work, ensuring it remains contemporary and aligned with current insights in child development and education. This ensures that AMI teacher training and Montessori education consistently meet the highest standards of implementation across the globe.

AMI’s Global Research Committee collects, studies, and disseminates current and relevant scientific literature on child development and educational research. Through this ongoing assessment, we connect with scholarly leaders to establish Montessori as an integral part of educational approaches in government and independent sector schools at colleges and universities worldwide. 

AMI uses its internationally recognized authoritative voice regarding the unique nature of childhood and natural human development to advocate for the rights of children and adults to have access to nurturing, developmentally appropriate, educational environments. AMI does this by preserving the legacy of Maria Montessori’s vision whilst continuing to innovate and increase the impact and reach of Montessori principles and practice.