The Montessori School of Neuilly-sur-Seine, member of the Association Montessori France (AMF)
The first quality commitment of the Montessori School of Neuilly-sur-Seine is its membership in the AMF. The second commitment is to submit a file to the AMF/ISMM commission in order to be authorised to sign the Charter of Montessori Schools in France.
These two approaches guarantee the respect of the Montessori pedagogy: environment, prepared class, Montessori material and qualified educators with training recognised by the AMI. Indeed, the name "Montessori" is not registered or really registrable, so any school can call itself "Montessori".
Historically, at the global level, the Montessori movement has been organised around the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) which has national branches in each country, including the Association Montessori France (AMF) in France. The AMI was founded by Maria Montessori in 1929 in Berlin and its headquarters have been in the Netherlands since 1935.
Only training centres and individuals in their own right can join AMI.
The Association Montessori France was founded and inaugurated by Maria Montessori in 1931 and is the relay of the action of the AMI in France.
Among other actions, the Association Montessori France coordinates the charter of Montessori schools in France as well as the network of schools.
Our school and its educational staff are members of this association and advise parents to join in order to keep abreast of Montessori news in France.
The Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori (ISMM) and the Centre de Formation Montessori Francophonie (CFMF) are the only Montessori training centres in France approved by the AMI.
The Montessori quality charter
The AMF and the ISMM have drawn up a Charter for Montessori schools in France.
The Montessori School Charter aims to encourage and ensure the proper functioning of a school according to the principles of Montessori education, for the children and the educational staff.
The charter ensures that accredited schools meet the essential criteria of a Montessori school as defined by the Association Montessori Internationale.
Montessori, a worldwide network
There are 22,000 Montessori schools in the world and more than 2,800 in Europe. In France, as of 1 January 2018, only 14 schools had signed the Montessori Charter. Your Montessori School in Neuilly-sur-Seine is in this process.