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  • Association Montessori Internationale -- Official Website of the International Montessori Society.
    The Association Montessori Internationale was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life's work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death.

  • American Montessori Society Official Website of the American Montessori Society AMS is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting the use of the Montessori teaching approach in private and public schools.

  • Montessori method - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • The Montessori Method
    The full text with illustrations from: The Montessori Method (1912) by Maria Montessori, translated by Anne Everett George. Hosted by UPenn digital library.

  • The Montessori Philosophy  - Website devoted to Montessori schools in California, but with a good summary of Montessori Philosophy and Method.

  • Montessori --  Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs from the Michael Olaf Montessori Company. Dr. Olaf is a world renowned expert in Early Childhood Development, and has written frequently and extensively about Montessori Method.


There are several excellent videos describing and discussing Montessori Education available on the World Wide Web. On the Greater Atlanta Montessori School, we've included links to a few, but we'd recommend you search sources like Youtube for additional videos. Seeing children in action and hearing a dedicated teacher narrate an episode often conveys the Method and Philosophy of Montessori education in a subtle and eloquent way that mere prose can't convey. Here are the links to the videos we have included in our web site:

Recommended Reading:

Books written by Dr. Maria Montessori

  • The Absorbent Mind
  • The Advanced Montessori Method, Vol. 1: Spontaneous Activity in Education
  • The Advanced Montessori Method, Vol. 2: Materials for Education Elementary
  • California Lectures of Maria Montessori, 1915: Collected Speeches and Writings
  • The Child in the Family
  • From Childhood to Adolescence
  • The Discovery of the Child
  • To Educate the Human Potential
  • Education and Peace
  • The Formation of Man
  • The Montessori Method
  • The Secret of Childhood

Books written about Dr. Montessori and Montessori Method

  • Education for Human Development, by Mario M. Montessori, Jr.
  • The Montessori Approach to Discipline, by Lena L. Gitter
  • Maria Montessori, by Rita Kramer
  • Maria Montessori: Her life and Work, by E.M.Standing
  • Montessori From the Start (Birth to Three), by Paula Polk Lillard and Lynn
    Lillard Jesse
  • Montessori Insights for Parents of Young Children, by Aline D. Wolf
  • Montessori Madness: A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education, by
    Trevor Eissler
  • Montessori, The Science Behind the Genius, by Angeline Stoll Lillard
  • Montessori Today (Elementary Program), by Paula Polk Lillard

Other Books on Education and Parenting

  • Between Parent and Child, by Haim Ginott
  • Between Teacher and Child, by Haim Ginott
  • Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community, by Alfie Kohn
  • A Family of Value, by John Rosemond
  • Family Building, by John Rosemond
  • John Rosemond's Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children, by John
  • Parent Power, by John Rosemond
  • Punished by Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentives Plans, A's,
    Praise, and Other Bribes,
    by Alfie Kohn
  • What Does It Mean To Be Well Educated?, by Alfie Kohn
  • A Whole New Mind, by Daniel Pink



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