American Montessori Society (AMS)

116 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003


Dr. Timothy J. Purnell, Executive Director
Telephone: (212) 358-1250


Gina Lofquist, Senior Director of Teacher Education
Telephone: (212) 358-1250

Association Montessori International (AMI)

Koninginneweg 161
1075 CN Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Philip D. O'Brien, President
Lynne Lawrence, Executive Director
Telephone: +31 20 6798932

Association Montessori International - USA (AMI-USA)

206 N. Washington Street, Ste. 330
Alexandria, VA  22314


Debby Riordan, Executive Director
Telephone: (703) 746-9919

Christian Montessori Fellowship - (CMF)

24165 IH 10 West Ste. 217 – 117
San Antonio, TX 78257


Edward Fidellow, Executive Director
Telephone: (210) 698-1911

Independents not in a Consortium (IND)

36605 Pacific Highway South
Federal Way, WA 98003


Gulsevin Kayihan, Executive Director
Telephone: (253) 874-0563

International Association for Progressive Montessori (IAPM)

1089 Baden Avenue
Grover Beach, CA 93433
Ann Balasuriya, Executive Director
Telephone: (805) 709-7877

International Montessori Council (IMC)

19600 E. State Rd 64
Bradenton, Florida 34212


Kathy Leitch, Executive Director
Telephone: 1-800-632-4121


Margot Garfield-Anderson, Membership Director
Telephone: 1-800-632-4121

Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI)

P.O. Box 6
Smithville, IN 47458


Martha Teien, President
Telephone: (812) 824-6366


Mary Cusack, Executive Coordinator
Telephone: (812) 824-6366

Montessori Institute of America (MIA)

6107 SW Murray Blvd #306
Beaverton, OR  97008


Maryann Johnston, President

Pan American Montessori Society (PAMS)

752 Red Coats Cove NW
Kennesaw, Georgia 30152


Teresa Turner, President
Telephone: (478) 391-0300

Current Affiliates in a Consortium:



Affiliate Information


Montessori organizations, consortia, or groups of independent programs, which meet the criteria listed below, may apply for affiliation with MACTE. Once the completed application and fee are submitted, the MACTE Board reviews the documentation and votes on acceptance. The applicant organization, consortium, or group of independent programs must demonstrate that it:

1.  Is organized for purposes that are exclusively educational;

2.  Is responsible for affiliating five (5) or more accredited programs;

3.  Has adopted the MACTE Quality Principles and Criteria;

4.  Has made a commitment to fulfill all the required financial responsibilities of participation, including payment of annual fees;

5.  Has nominated at least three (3) qualified individual(s) so that one (1) can be elected by the Board to serve a three-year term, and attend all required Board meetings;

6.  Is responsible for keeping its constituents informed about the activities of MACTE;

7.  Is committed to cooperation with all participating organizations and institutions. 

Each affiliated organization, consortium or group of independent programs is eligible to nominate three or more individuals to serve on the Board. The Board’s Nominating Committee reviews the application form submitted for each nominee and recommends one individual, from the list of nominations, for election as a Board Member.

Further inquiries should be directed to MACTE through e-mail at or phone at (434) 202-7793.