The American Montessori Society (AMS) is the foremost advocate for quality Montessori education, an innovative, child-centered approach to learning. AMS sets the high professional standards that inform Montessori education as practiced in AMS-accredited schools and taught in AMS-affiliated teacher education programs.
A not-for-profit organization based in New York City, with nearly 13,000 members worldwide, AMS is also a hub of all things Montessori: an information center for its members, the media, and the public; a voice in the public policy arena; and a mobilizing force for the global Montessori community, through support services, research, and professional development events.
Montessori educators believe that high-quality standards are just one part of an excellent education program. Exposure to a variety of topics, people, and adventures, in addition to working with each child’s individual strengths, interests and learning styles all contribute to an exciting, stimulating and effective program. This site offers information and additional resources regarding the Montessori Philosophy and Method.
OCC Montessori practices waste free lunches where children bring in reusable lunch and drink containers. Learn more about Waste Free Lunches from the EPA.