Austin Montessori School is recognized by the following
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was established in
1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain, propagate, and further
her ideas and principles for the full development of the human
being. AMI, with headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is
to date entrusted with her legacy. AMI functions as the source
of complete Montessori training and as a center for continuing
research and development.
Montessori International of the United States (AMI/USA)
brings the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori to the education
of children to help them attain their full potential in our
multicultural society. The goals of AMS/USA are: to
promote the growth of Montessori education as formulated by Dr.
Montessori in both private and public schools, to promote the
development of teacher training and assist in establishing
training facilities, to foster public understanding of the
Montessori pedagogical principles and practice among families
and communities, to collaborate with AMS affiliated
organizations and, to maintain effective fiscal and
There are currently 13 AMI affiliated training centers and 170
AMI schools in the U.S.
North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA)
NAMTA is a
membership organization open to parents, teachers, and anyone
else interested in Montessori education.
NAMTA provides a medium of study, interpretation, and
improvement of Montessori education through its publications,
audio-visual collection, electronic communications, conferences,
and research and service projects throughout North America and
NAMTA endeavors to provide real services in response to the
needs of teachers, schools, and parents.
Montessori School's Adolescent Community is accredited by the
Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS). TAAPS
is a member of the
Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC), the State governing body of private
school accreditation associations.