Association Montessori Internationale
The Association Montessori Internationale is the oldest Montessori organization in the world. Dr. Maria Montessori established AMI in 1929, with the headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The international head office of AMI is still located in Amsterdam. The organization was founded not only to maintain the integrity of Dr. Montessori’s life’s work, but mainly to support the natural development of the human being from birth to maturity, enabling children to become the transforming elements of society, leading to a harmonious and peaceful world.
AMI is recognised internationally as an authoritative voice regarding the unique nature of childhood, natural human development and the rights of the child.
AMI is identified and sought after nationally and internationally as the custodian and cultivator of Montessori philosophy and pedagogy.
AMI is invited to assist international and national humanitarian and government authorities in addressing social and educational problem situations where positive change can be effected through the education of children.