THE MONTESSORI FOUNDATION is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education in the United States and abroad. The Montessori Foundation's mission is to nurture, inspire, and support the development of strong, successful Montessori schools around the world, and to help to build an international Montessori community of joyful, loving young people and adults, working together to build a world in which kindness, compassion, sanity, and peace can finally blossom.
The Foundation was established in 1992 by four leaders of the American Montessori Society [Nancy McCormick Rambush, Marie Dugan, Patty Calvert, and Tim Seldin, along with the our Executive Director, Joyce St. Giermaine] to create an independent source of assistance, encouragement, and support for the international Montessori community.
The Montessori Foundation works with the entire Montessori community, regardless of affiliation, as well as parents, educators, schools, and schools systems who are interested in learning more about the insights, research, and approach pioneered by Dr. Maria Montessori.
While many members of the Montessori Foundation from around the world contributed to this work, we would like to give a special thanks to Cheryl Allen, Sharon Caldwell, Hillary Drinkell, Kathleen Leitch, and Lorna McGrath.