Please Note: Anchorage Montessori School reopened with prevention and mitigation plans in place on June 1, 2020. We have remained open thanks to the efforts of staff and families. The Summer 2021 sessions were well-attended and successful. We opened to the new start of the school year on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
Anchorage Montessori School (AMS), located in Anchorage, Alaska, was founded in 1977 and began its affiliation with the American Montessori Society in 1978. Our school currently offers learning opportunities and programs for Toddlers (19mos – 3yrs), Primary (3yrs – 6yrs), Elementary I (6yrs – 9yrs), and Elementary II (9yrs – 12yrs). Read More…
News & Updates
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH:
We are excited to announce we’ve launched the search for Anchorage Montessori School’s next executive director. We are spreading the word about this opportunity as widely as possible. Will you please help us spread the word? Here’s a link to the job site where you’ll find the full position profile as well as application guidelines: AMS Executive Director Search. If you know of someone who might be a qualified candidate, or someone who might have leads for us in this search, please contact Ryan Smith, lead recruiter with The Foraker Group, at .
AMS SUMMER SERIES 2021:
Thank you to those who attended any of these sessions and to the planning committee for their excellent work. Though the pandemic most likely curtailed participation we look forward to future such series!
ENROLLMENT NOTE: Due to COVID-19, AMS is not giving tours at this time. Inquiries and applications are still welcome.
Thank you to everyone who voted Anchorage Montessori School “Best In Alaska” for 2020!
As a Montessori program we are engaged in the American Montessori Society’s Pathway of Continuous School Improvement. amshq.org/Pathway
We have currently completed the move to Step 5 of the ten-step pathway. This has earned that degree of recognition on the national level along with a seal of achievement to be used on our website and printed materials.
The next step is to get our remaining classroom lead teachers Montessori certified. That will get us to Step 7 will take at least a year and is basically and in-depth self-study detailing descriptions and evidence of philosophy, mission, vision, governance and leadership, personnel and facility resources, finances and stability, records, resources, support systems, and stakeholder communication and relationships. All this will move the program closer to national Montessori accreditation. As a staff we are excited and enthusiastic about the ambitious endeavor as attaining national accreditation has been a goal of AMS since its inception.
We celebrated the 40th anniversary of Anchorage Montessori School in November of 2017
Dr. Maria Montessori’s system of education is both a philosophy of child growth and a rationale for guiding such growth, which has been consistently successful since 1907. This system is based on the child’s developmental need for freedom with limits and uses a carefully prepared environment. The prepared environment guarantees exposure to materials and experiences through which the child develops intelligence as well as physical and psychological abilities. The Montessori method is designed to take full advantage of the unique ability of young children to develop their own capabilities through self-motivation. Learn More