Austin Montessori School is recognized by the following organizations.
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and AMI/USA.
The 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.
The Association Montessori International of the United States (AMI/USA)
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 AMI/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 AMI affiliated organizations and, to maintain effective fiscal and organizational strength. There are currently 13 AMI affiliated training centers and 170 AMI schools in the U.S.
The 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 the world. NAMTA endeavors to provide real services in response to the needs of teachers, schools, and parents.
Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Austin Montessori School’s Adolescent Community is accredited by the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS). TAAPS is a member of the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC), the State governing body of private school accreditation associations.