Association of 
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 Blythe Silva at  We are moving our membership application process online and it will be ready by November 1, 2014.                    

    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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