Learn about MIA. Join MIA.

MIA envisions a world where every child can reach their full potential. We strive to empower adults throughout the world to inspire lifelong success through Montessori Education.

Montessori Institute of America is a non-profit organization. Our Board and our committees are staffed by volunteers who are dedicated to continuing MIA’s goals and ideals. Our volunteers propel us with their energy and enthusiasm.

We welcome your interest and invite you to join us. Whether you choose to become involved with a workshop or conference, gather articles for the next newsletter, or keep abreast of Montessori issues in the news, your passion and commitment will advance our shared mission.

There are several ways to become involved with MIA. You can become a member, volunteer with one of our committees, or donate to support MIA’s work to share best practices and innovative thoughts and ideas with Montessori enthusiasts of all kinds.

Get Involved

Membership Matters! Get involved! Become a member!

MIA Membership year runs from July 1 to June 30, but you may join at any time.

Your Annual Membership supports MIA in its efforts to develop Teacher Education Programs, to provide school mentorship opportunities, and to contribute to a global mindfulness and understanding of Montessori Education.

By joining MIA:

  • Individuals have the opportunity to be a part of an international professional organization while adding strength to our mission and vision and aid us in advancing Montessori principles to the global community.
  • Individual members receive discounted registration fees for MIA conferences and regional workshops. Individual members receive the MIA Newsletter, and opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas. Members have voting rights in MIA elections.

All members receive membership confirmation letters, discounts to MIA functions, access to the newsletters, and schools also receive a membership endorsement suitable for display.  Members have voting rights in MIA elections.

Annual dues for Individual Members are $50.

For Membership forms and related documents go to:

Ready to send in your form and payment?

Membership Matters! Get involved! Become a member!

MIA Membership year runs from July 1 to June 30, but you may join at any time.

Your Annual Membership supports MIA in its efforts to develop Teacher Education Programs, to provide school mentorship opportunities, and to contribute to a global mindfulness and understanding of Montessori Education.

By joining MIA:

  • Schools give parents the assurance that the school has met professional standards.  
  • Member schools get valuable benefits and opportunities: discounted regional and international conference fees, school development mentorship, and global community connections.  Member schools may be highlighted in newsletters and advertised on the MIA web page.
  • Member schools have the opportunity to be involved in the process of Teacher Certification by becoming an MIA certified Practicum Site School. Ask about becoming a Practicum Site Member School. (Practicum Site Schools receive a 70% discount on School Membership fees.)

All members receive membership confirmation letters, discounts to MIA functions, access to the newsletters, and schools also receive a membership endorsement suitable for display.  Members have voting rights in MIA elections.

Annual dues for member schools are determined by school level.  

MIA Teacher Education Programs are members upon certification.

For Membership forms and related documents go to:

Ready to send in your form and payment?

If you are interested in volunteering with a committee please take a look at the current list of committees. Further information about current projects may be obtained by contacting the committee directly.

Event Support Committee – purpose is to plan and execute an Annual Conference, including arranging for location, venue, speakers, catering, etc, and to support regional workshops and conferences. Email event.support@mia-world.org

Certification Review Committee – purpose is to review and evaluate new and renewal applications, to clarify concerns brought before the committee, to maintain statistical data for the Board regarding teaching programs and teachers. Email certification.review@mia-world.org

Promotional & Social Media Committee – purpose is to maintain knowledge of the present Montessori community (international and domestic), review and evaluate such knowledge, and present that knowledge to the Montessori community through newsletter, website, and social media. Email admin@mia-world.org

Membership Committee – purpose is to promote new and renewal membership in MIA through Newsletter, website, and social media and at public venues, such as MIA Annual Conference and regional workshops and symposiums, by staffing a booth or table. Email membership@mia-world.org

Procedural Committee – purpose is focused on the clarification and updating of forms and procedural documents annually to ensure fidelity of information. Email admin@mia-world.org

Thank you.

Montessori Institute of America is a non-profit collaboration of teachers, education programs, schools, families, and all those who value the Montessori Method of Education. We strive to provide a harmonious, global organization in support of Montessori philosophy and education.

Your donation supports us in our efforts to develop Teacher Education Programs, to provide school mentorship opportunities, and to contribute to a global mindfulness and understanding of Montessori Education.

We are grateful that you are choosing to support our efforts to improve education for the children of the world. (Your donation becomes part of a general fund. If you would like your donation to go toward scholarships, visit Helen K. Billings Scholarship Fund.)

[gravityform id=”4″ title=”false” description=”false” ajax=”false”]