Family Resources

American Montessori Society

Birch Lane Elementary is an initiate member school of the American Montessori Society (AMS).

The strategic priorities of AMS are :

  • ​Inclusion/ Equity- to model and ensure the advancement of principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion by creating an environment in which all feel welcomed, respected, valued, and empowered.
  • ​Quality- to define, promote, advocate for, and help its members deliver quality Montessori education and services.
  • ​Membership- to provide a professional environment, rich in services, so that members grow and thrive as a strong and expanding global Montessori community.
  • ​Communication- to raise awareness and understanding of the organization’s mission, vision, and actions to all stakeholders for the purpose of strengthening the Montessori collective voice.
    • ​​Mission- Empowering humanity to build a better world through Montessori.
    • Vision- Montessori for all, embraced around the globe.
  • Institutional Advancement- to ensure that it has significant resources, practices, programs, and facilities to deliver services and cultivate relationships in order to expand and strengthen its position as a voice for Montessori.

The American Montessori Society has some excellent resources for families to learn more about the Montessori method and incorporate Montessori principles at home.