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

ENROLLMENT NOTE:   AMS is not giving tours at this time.   Inquiries and applications are still welcome.

Here is our Fall 2019 Newsletter!  https://bit.ly/2Ms0i2l

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the recent inaugural Monte Carlo Night!  The generosity of our sponsors and donors cannot be overstated.  The hard work and perseverance of the planning committee, staff, and volunteers was phenomenal!  The participants rounded out a fun-filled evening!  It was a wonderful way to wind down the 41st year of Anchorage Montessori School.

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 immediate step is to get our final classroom lead teacher into a certified Montessori training program.  That will get us to Step 7 will take at least a year and is basically and indepth 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.


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

Upcoming Events

AMS Calendar

  1. Parent Teacher Conferences

    October 22 - October 23
  2. Thanksgiving Break/Holiday

    November 26 - November 27
  3. In -Service Day NO SCHOOL

    December 18
  4. Winter Break

    December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021
  5. Classes Resume

    January 4, 2021