Links and Resources

Listed below are links and resources with more information about the Montessori approach to education and the Suzuki approach to violin:

Online Montessori Links

International Montessori Council (IMC)

  • The International Montessori Council (IMC) is an international umbrella organization of Montessori schools, educators, parents, businesses, and friends dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education around the world. The Council works in close affiliation with the Montessori Foundation.

American Montessori Society (AMS)

  • American Montessori Society (AMS) is a non-profit educational society founded in 1960 whose purpose is to help children develop their potential through the educational principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. This includes developing Montessori programs, accrediting schools, granting credentials, encouraging research, organizing seminars and symposia, and promoting all other areas which relate to the dissemination of Montessori philosophy.

Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)

  • The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life’s work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death. The site describes the pedagogy, provides a historical background, and has an online store for purchasing materials, books, and videos. AMI USA

North American Montessori Teacher’s Association (NAMTA)

  • The North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA) is a membership organization open to parents, teachers, and anyone else interested in Montessori education. Visit the site for more a wealth of Montessori information.

South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA)

  • The South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) is a non-profit voluntary association of independent schools. Founded originally on August 10, 1965, the State of South Carolina Incorporated the SCISA as an exclusively educational organization, with responsibilities to establish accreditation standards, coordinate athletic and academic competition, and raise funds for member organizations.

Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)

  • SAIS addresses issues of importance to non-public schools such as organizational excellence, accreditation, curriculum, professional development, governance, equity, and leadership. SAIS works to help both established and emerging schools approach these issues with creativity and innovation. Working at the state, regional, and national levels, SAIS serves and strengthens member schools through the promotion of the highest quality educational standards and ethical conduct.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

  • The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the improvement of education in the South through accreditation.

International Association of Progressive Montessorians (IAPM)

Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI)

Pan American Montessori Society (PAMS)

Online Montessori eBooks

The Montessori Method (1912)

The Montessori Method And The American School (1913)

The Montessori Elementary Material (1917)

The Absorbent Mind (1949)

Online Montessori Videos

Infant Toddler Montessori

The Three Period Lesson

Montessori (3-6) for the Early Childhood Years

Montessori Elementary

Maria Montessori – method overview

Educating for Peace: The Essence of Montessori

Montessori Education

Trevor Eissler’s Montessori Madness Overview

Trevor Eissler Book Interview Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Recommended Books

Montessori Today by Paula Polk Lillard – Overview of Elementary Montessori curriculum

Montessori: A Modern Approach by Paula Polk Lillard – Overview of Primary (3-6) Montessori curriculum

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard

Montessori Insights for Parents of Young Children by Aline D. Wolf

A Parents’ Guide to the Montessori Classroom by Aline D. Wolf

Montessori Materials for the Home

For Small Hands

Michael Olaf


E&O Montessori

Recommended Montessori Magazines & Websites

Tomorrow’s Child Magazine

The Mammolina Project offers Montessori resources including the AskMARIA! database, recommended reading, and Internet links of interest.

Parent Child Press publishes books promoting parenting, Montessori education, art education, and the spiritual growth of children.

The International Montessori Index provides information for parents and teachers, practical suggestions for using Montessori philosophy in homes and classrooms, links to Montessori schools, conferences, teacher training courses, organizations, educational materials, and other valuable sites.

Online Suzuki Violin Links

Suzuki Association of the Americas

International Suzuki Association

Online Suzuki Piano Links

Suzuki Association of the Americas – Piano

Online Suzuki Violin Videos

The Suzuki Method in Action

A Friend for Life – Suzuki Violin

Shinichi Suzuki Children’s Recital

Recommended Suzuki Books

Nurtured by Love – The Classic Approach to Talent Education by Sinichi Suzuki, translated by Waltraud Suzuki