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Additional Montessori Resources

Check out these resources for additional information about the Montessori Method of education and Texas charter schools.

Online Resources

Association Montessori Internationale​

Association Montessori International of the United States (AMI/USA) brings the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori to the education of children, to help them attain their full potential in our society.

American Montessori Society​

AMS is a community of schools, teachers, families, and others determined to make Montessori a strong and positive force in education.

National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector

​The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector supports the development and sustenance of excellent public Montessori programs.

Texas Charter Schools Association​

​TCSA improves student achievement in Texas by advocating for and strengthening a diverse set of high quality charter schools.


  • Montessori Today
    Lillard, Paula P. (1996)
    Describes Montessori theory and contemporary American Montessori schools serving ages ranging from birth to adulthood.
  • Montessori from the Start
    Lillard, Paula P.; Jessen, Lynn L. (2003)
    What parents can do to help their youngest children in the process of self-formation.
  • To Educate the Human Potential
    Montessori, Maria. (1948)
    Describes the needs of the elementary-aged child in the process of acquiring culture.
  • The Absorbent Mind
    Montessori, Maria. (1949)
    Discusses the development of infants and young children from birth to three years. Gives a clear explanation of the basis of Montessori theory and method.
  • The Child in the Family
    Montessori, Maria. (1956)
    A series of short essays about the child, the family, and the school, with a philosophical emphasis.
  • From Childhood to Adolescence
    Montessori, Maria. (1973) 
    Discusses the development and education of the child from age seven through adolescence. Includes Dr. Montessori’s thoughts on university education.
  • Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work
    Standing, E. M. (1957)
    Covers Maria Montessori’s life, how she developed Montessori education, its theoretical basis, and the worldwide growth of the Montessori movement.