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…


“Finding and securing quality early education for Anchorage children is a growing challenge. Anchorage Montessori School is without question a premier environment. Our son participated in this highly enriched center as a preschooler. AMS is a nurturing school inspired by the Montessori method of self-guided development: core teaching focuses on problem-solving skills, abstract thinking, and the promotion of creative skill sets. We highly recommend AMS as an incubator for lifelong learning and development.”

Chris and Krista Phillips
Parents 2012-2014 AMS preschooler
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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

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