Assocation of Illinois Montessori Schools
What We Do

The purpose of the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS) is to provide a professional organizational structure for Member Montessori Schools to:
  • Encourage and promote standards of excellence and ethical business practices.
  • Monitor and disseminate pertinent educational legislation information.
  • Conduct a consolidated public relations program.
  • Act as a catalyst for harmonious interaction between members and other educational organizations.
  • Support best practices in Montessori education.

    Benefits of Membership

    AIMS is an exciting way for your Montessori school to network with other schools.  Benefits of membership include:
    • A school listing in our school membership directory which is available to the public, other schools and teachers.
    • Opportunities to liaison with other professional groups.
      Participation in AIMS display ads.
    • Establishing a network with other heads of schools to call on for support and advice.
    • Opportunities to visit area Montessori Schools.
    • Linking your school's website to the AIMS website.
    • Workshops/Discussions of issues relevant to your school-personnel, benefits, enrollment, board, legal, administration and legislation.
    • A school AIMS Membership Certificate to display.
    • Access to the AIMS video collection.
    • Access to AIMS members listserv.

    Join Us!

    To learn more about AIMS, contact Lisa Kambich at  Ready to join?  Download and complete an application.            

    Save the Date!

          February 21: Heads of School

          February 22: All Montessori Professionals

    Teacher Training Institutions

    American Montessori Society (AMS)

    Seton Montessori Institute
    5728 Virginia St.
    Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
    (630) 655-1066
    Fax: (630) 654-0182

    Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center
    926 Noyes St.
    Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 276-0405 - Louise Kunnert
    (847) 276-0404 - Michael Kunnert
    Fax: (847) 680-4621

    Montessori Heartland Teacher Training Center
    2100 48th Street
    Moline, IL 61265
    (309) 764-7047
    Fax: (309) 764-8925

    Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)

    Montessori Institute of Milwaukee
    3195 S. Superior Street
    Suite L400
    Milwaukee, WI 53207
    (414) 481-5050
    Fax: (414) 481-5164


    Please be aware of changes to Illinois Educator Certification effective for the 2012-13 school year.  See this write-up for details.

    Beacon Academy Montessori High School

    Visit Beacon Academy's website for the latest news on Chicago's first Montessori High School.


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