Association Montessori Internationale

Maria Montessori Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to further her life’s work in its original integrity and completeness. From its headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Association Montessori Internationale functions as the source of authentic Montessori training according to Maria Montessori’s principles as well as a center for continuing research and development. Lions Gate Montessori School operates in accordance with Association Montessori Internationale criteria in teacher training, classroom size, utilization of authentic Montessori materials, and a philosophical approach consistent with Association Montessori Internationale guidelines. Association Montessori Internationale has functioned without interruption since its inception and is the most reliable authority on authentic theory and practice. Further information can be found at

Montessori Links

Talks for Montessori Audiences by Dr. Steve Hughes consults with organizations about educational program evaluation, and speaks to groups around the world about developmental education, neurocognitive disorders, parenting, and other topics of interest to parents and educators. As a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Hughes also specializes in assessment and treatment planning for persons who have problems with attention, concentration, organization, planning, and related executive functions. Further information can be found at:

Dr. Angeline Lillard, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, has been studying Montessori’s methods for more than two decades. Dr. Lillard presents Montessori’s theoretical principles, the science research that has followed them, and how they are implemented in a Montessori classroom. Further information can be found at:

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