News & Updates


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 .



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.

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

Please enjoy the video presented at the event: “Celebrate the past, Honor the Present, Embrace the Future” by visiting this page.