Northwoods Montessori School has been affiliated with and recognized at the highest level by AMI continuously since our founding in 1972. We were one of the first schools to be so certified in the Atlanta area. Our certification and recognition means that we closely adhere to the standards and methods promoted in teacher training courses provided by the Association and that we meet the Association’s criteria for consistent teacher training standards, use of Montessori learning materials, classroom sizes, and adherence to Dr. Maria Montessori’s original educational philosophy. We are AMI certified at the birth to three, three to six, and six to twelve age levels. From time to time, our school is honored to host student teachers from local AMI training centers for required Observations and for Student Teaching from the Montessori Institute of Atlanta
and International Montessori Training Institute
. We are proud that one of our faculty members, Pamela Baumbarger, has been accepted into the prestigious AMI “Training of Trainers” program, and will one day be qualified to train Birth-to-Three Teachers and Guides, respectively. Our Elementary faculty is active in Elementary Alumni Association
(EAA), an AMI-affiliated teachers organization. Also, our faculty participates regularly in the nationwide Annual AMI-EAA Joint Refresher Course, an AMI-certified continuing education course.