Madison Community Montessori School has been recognized by AMI since its founding in 1972.

The AMI school recognition program was initiated in the United States to assist parents in assessing whether schools are following Montessori’s principles and practices in their original integrity and completeness. It is upon these standards that AMI recognition is granted.

A school applies to become an AMI-Montessori school annually. The recognition status is based upon the training of their teachers as well as their compliance with the pedagogical standards. 

AMI Recognized – the highest standard for AMI schools

MCMS is an AMI recognized school for all levels 3-12. To receive an AMI Certificate of Recognition a school must be in compliance with all of the AMI standards, the most significant of which is that there is an AMI-trained lead teacher at the appropriate age level in each classroom. Other standards include availability of the complete set of Montessori materials, number of children present, 3-year mixed-age classes and extended work periods of 3 hours.

For more information, please visit the AMI/USA website.

Other Affiliations:

The International Montessori Council

The International Montessori Council (IMC) is an international organization of Montessori schools, the men and women who lead them, own them, or serve on their boards, and other organizations interested in supporting the goals of the IMC. As an independent Montessori professional and accrediting organization, the IMC serves the entire Montessori community. The International Montessori Council (IMC) is a worldwide, 501(c)(6) professional membership organization of Montessori schools, their leaders, parents, and friends.

Independent School Management

ISM is dedicated to the advancement of school management. They provide creative strategies by combining extensive research, proven management techniques, and personalized service.

National Association of Independent Schools

NAIS empowers independent schools and the students they serve. The association offers research and trend analysis, leadership and governance guidance, and professional development opportunities for school and board leaders.

North American Montessori Teachers’ Association

NAMTA provides practical services that benefit teachers and administrators in their everyday activities.

Montessori Foundation

The Montessori Foundation was established in 1992 to create an independent source of assistance, encouragement, and support for the international Montessori community. The mission of the Montessori Foundation is to nurture, inspire, and support the development of strong, successful Montessori schools around the world.