"The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit."

Dr. Maria Montessori

Member Benefits

Since 1988, the United Montessori Association serves as a uniting force… by supporting fellow Montessori educators, promoting respect, and encouraging the spirit of harmony in the Montessori community at large.

By joining, you can access:

  • UMA membership standards and CODE OF ETHICS
  • Montessori JOB OPENINGS

Join Here

Membership Goals


~ To educate, support, encourage, and further excellence in Montessori education ~

A Global Perspective

The borderless nature of the Internet allows the impact of the Montessori philosophy to be felt worldwide. The United Montessori Association promotes a collaborative spirit in its work with other Montessori organizations, as we deepen our respect for each other’s strengths. Through this continuing process, a unified global partnership is developed.

Our International Reach

With six continents represented (North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia), the United Montessori Association is able to utilize its unique position to facilitate participation in the development of international Montessori standards at local, regional, and global levels.

By learning to work together, we move forward to our vision of a future in which every generation shares a global bond, environmental responsibility, and common goal for peace.

"We must begin with the child.”
Dr. Maria Montessori