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To see what the Executive Director has to say!

Career Opportunities with member schools!

Make sure to check back often to see any updates or new information.

Legislative Update

Information on the passing of HP 5892 Administration of Epinephrine Auto-injectors has been provided provided by Ralph Rivera.  See Legislative Updates.

Important Notice on Law Change Regarding Law Enforcement Drills

House Bill 1625 – This legislation (now law) states that the one annual law enforcement drill already required focuses on a reverse evacuation scenario. It also clarifies that this drill is intended to “address and prepare” school personnel, meaning student participation is not required. A local law enforcement agency is required to contact the school about participating in the drill. If a mutually agreed upon date cannot be found, the school will conduct the drill without participation of the law enforcement agency.

Living Montessori

NBA superstar Stephan Curry is a Montessori grad! His mother runs a Montessori school…check out the video AMS has released!

Reading Corner

Daniel Goleman (author of “Emotional Intelligence”) has a new book out called “Focus: The Hidden Ingredient in Success” that addresses the major issue of today’s children’s inability to concentrate. Here is an interview with Goleman done by NAIS’ Independent Teacher magazine.

Information Packet for Recognition of the Montessori Teacher Credential

The much anticipated information packet is now available. A copy can be requested by email at It will be posted to under the Resources tab in the next several days.

 For more information or questions, contact Christine at

"We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,' but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses."

The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
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Upcoming events

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:00 PM • Montessori Academy of Chicago

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