There are many different organizations involved in the different facets of Montessori education.  Here is a partial list where you can learn more about the robust and thriving global Montessori community.

Florida Organizations

  1. Montessori Florida Coalition (MFC) – Organizes an annual conference with professional development and parent education.

Professional Organizations

  1. American Montessori Society (AMS) – U.S.-focused advocacy, research publication, school accreditation, annual conference, teacher education, publisher of Montessori Life magazine, and more.
  2. Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) – International advocacy, research publication, school accreditation, annual conference, teacher education, publisher of AMI Journal, and more.
    1. AMI Affiliate: North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA) – Print publications, annual conference, and research.
  3. International Montessori Council (IMC) & The Montessori Foundation – International advocacy, research publication, school accreditation, teacher education, publisher of Tomorrow’s Child magazine, curriculum coordination, and more.


  1. Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) – The only organization recognized by the U.S. department of education for accrediting Montessori teacher education programs.

Focus Groups

  1. National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS) – Advocacy, Montessori education videos, implementation assistance, research and dissemination, convening and networking.
  2. Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI) – A collaboration between AMS & AMI focused on creating and helping to coordinate local grassroots Montessori groups (primarily at the state level) such as our organization, Montessori Alliance of Florida.
  3. Montessori Census – An initiative to collect data on all self-identifying Montessori schools in the U.S.