Increasingly, schools and child care centers are using “Montessori” as part of their name or educational approach. It is important to know that the term “Montessori” is not trademarked, and thus available for anyone to use. This means that there are many variations and inconsistent adaptations of the method, which do not produce results comparable to those of authentic Montessori education.
Our commitment to providing high quality education to children naturally requires us to follow the highest and authentic standards in Montessori education. Founded by Dr. Maria Montessori, the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) is the governing body which protects the integrity of Montessori education. Being accredited by AMI means that a program meets or exceeds Dr. Maria Montessori’s standards, and maintains them consistently. While the accreditation cannot be granted immediately upon school opening due to the slow and careful process that goes into crafting and growing a mature Montessori environment, we are committed to implementing AMI standards from the beginning and obtaining the AMI accreditation in the shortest amount of time possible.
This link provides further information regarding AMI-certified Montessori education.