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Montessori Links

The links on this page lead to information maintained by other organizations. They are intended to provide users with resources and information which they may find useful and of interest. References to these links do not constitute or imply any endorsement or recommendation.

See also our separate pages on Montessori Research and Resources, and Newsfeed.

Montessori Organizations

  • The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) is the original organization to promote the ideas and principles of Maria Montessori, both training teachers and accrediting schools. The Post Oak School has been affiliated with AMI since its founding in 1963.
  • The Association Montessori Internationale / USA (AMI/USA) is AMI's branch office in the United States, and offers teacher training at several sites.
  • MariaMontessori.com is a project from the Montessori Administrators Association (MAA) with a goal of providing accurate and relevant information about the Montessori method of education to parents around the world.
  • Montessori Administrators Association (MAA) collaboratively addresses the challenges and opportunities to provide best practices for schools offering quality Montessori experiences for all children. MAA membership is open to all administrators of Montessori schools. MAA is an AMI affiliated non-profit founded by and directed by Montessori school administrators.
  • The Montessori Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education in the United States and abroad. The foundation and its membership organization, The International Montessori Council, work together with Montessori schools, parents, and local and national Montessori organizations to promote the mission of the Montessori movement. They are the publishers of Tomorrow's Child magazine.
  • Montessori-Science.org links to a site about the book and DVD titled Montessori: The Science behind the Genius by Angeline S. Lillard, PhD.
  • The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector advances Montessori education through the support of a robust network of practitioners, researchers, parents, and leaders committed to realizing Maria Montessori's vision of education as the great work of realizing the child's potential.
  • The North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA) is a source of information about Montessori research, training, and education, publishing resources for parents, offering regional conferences for teachers, and editing The NAMTA Journal.
  • The American Montessori Society (AMS) is a non-profit service organization dedicated to stimulating the use of the Montessori teaching approach in private and public schools; it trains teachers and accredits schools.

Montessori Information

  • Montessori Madness: a book that is a "Parent-to-Parent argument for Montessori education.
  • Montessori books available at Amazon: including The Montessori Method, Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook, The Absorbent Mind, Secret of Childhood and more.
  • Aid to Life provides instructions for movement, communication, independence, and self-discipline based on Montessori principles. The format is easy to understand and apply immediately. Presentations include video as well as step-by-step directions.
  • The International Montessori Index is a web site organized to provide detailed information on Montessori education to the public: information for parents and teachers, practical suggestions for using Montessori philosophy in homes and classrooms, links to Montessori schools, conferences, teacher training courses, organizations, educational materials, and other valuable sites.
  • Michael Olaf Montessori Company offers Montessori toys, books, games, tools, music, and other educational and fun materials for children from birth to age twelve, at home and in school.
  • The Objectivist Center offers a discussion of Montessori education from the point of view of Objectivism, the philosophy illustrated in the writing of Ayn Rand.
  • Parent Child Press publishes books promoting parenting, Montessori education, art education, and the spiritual growth of children.

Other Education Sites

  • Blackwood Land Institute is a living classroom that teaches students of all ages to explore the natural web of life and to develop a healthy, respectful relationship with nature. Post Oak Middle School students spend three one-week periods per year at Blackwood.
  • Houston Area Independent Schools showcases the uniqueness of Houston's private, independent educational community. The Post Oak School is a member.
  • The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) is a voluntary membership association of more than eighty private schools, located in Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, enrolling over 44,000 students. Its purpose is to encourage, support, and develop the highest standard for independent schools of the region and to recognize by formal accreditation those schools which maintain those standards. ISAS assessors visited The Post Oak School in 2006, and accredited us as a member institution.
  • Independent School Management (ISM): ISM is dedicated to the advancement of school management. ISM provides creative strategies by combining extensive research, proven management techniques, and personalized service.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Founded in 1968, the IB is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The IB has a reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement. The Post Oak School is authorized as an IB World School to offer the IB Diploma Program for grades 11 and 12.
  • Mission Skills Assessment (MSA) is a scientifically based assessment tool developed by INDEX (Independent School Data Exhange) and ETS (Educational Testing Services), measuring six character skills: teamwork, creativity, ethics, resilience, curiosity, and time management—skills essential for success in school and in life. The assessment gives each school a more scientific way to measure its curriculum's success at meeting the goals outlined in its mission.
  • The National Association of Independent Schools, governed by a board of trustees and staffed by approximately 40 individuals, is a membership organization and the national voice of independent education. NAIS represents more than 1,300 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with independent schools abroad as well.
  • The Texas Association of Non-public Schools represents private schools in Texas. It advocates statewide for the needs of Texas private schools, and provides: protection for private school rights and accreditation, representation to state legislators and officeholders, resources to assist schools in their compliance with state and federal guidelines, a link to the national community of non-public education, and a public voice for the benefits of private schooling to all the citizens of Texas. The population and economy of Texas are growing, and TANS exists to maintain the strength and independence of one of the fastest growing private school environments in the nation.
  • The Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC) helps ensure quality in private schools by monitoring and approving organizations that accredit the various non-public elementary and secondary educational institutions in the state of Texas. Since 1986, the Texas Education Agency, through the Commissioner of Education, has recognized the accreditation responsibilities of TEPSAC and its affiliated non-public schools and associations.

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