The Juneau Montessori School (JMS) has been enriching the lives of Juneau families since 1985. We are a private, tuition-based non-profit school with a Board of Directors. Our school offers toddler to kindergarten programs serving children ages 18 months to 6 years of age. We employ the philosophy and teaching methods developed by Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952). JMS is a recognized school of the Association Montessori Internationale and an Alaska State Licensed childcare facility.
THE LAND WE’RE ON
The Juneau Montessori School is located on Lingit Aani, the land of the A’akw Kwáan and T’aaku Kwáan. The Tlingit people have lived on and cared for this land for more than 10,000 years. We acknowledge the Tlingit people who continue to inhabit these lands and today reside in the Juneau/Douglas communities.
To help every child to reach their full potential through a Montessori education.
To positively shape the future by cultivating the next generation of inquisitive, independent, socially responsible young citizens.
- Safe, peaceful environments for children
- Implementation of an accredited Association Montessori Internationale program
- Diversity of families and staff and commitment to an anti-bias/anti-racist education framework
- Developmentally appropriate and culturally enriching practices
- Engaged children, parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, board members, and local community
Association Montessori International
“The Association Montessori International/USA (AMI/USA) is a national non-profit organization that upholds Dr. Maria Montessori’s original vision. As the Primary Operational Affiliate of the Association Montessori Internationale in the United States, AMI/USA oversees the school recognition and consultation program, conferences and events, the MES FUND, INC. and individual membership opportunities. AMI/USA supports the work of AMI training centers, Montessori parents, teachers, administrators, and schools.”