The long awaiting AMI Elementary Training, for ages 6-12, is NOW Available as a 3-Semester Evening Course for the 2018-2019 Academic year! Apply for Elementary … Read More about AMI Elementary Training is Finally Available in Phoenix!
About Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies
SIMS offers the internationally-recognized gold standard in Montessori teacher training from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Your SIMS trainers are highly knowledgable, passionate about montessori, supportive, and approachable.
SIMS training is well-organized and well-integrated into Phoenix's robust community of experienced Montessori practitioners. Phoenix offers great weather, a low cost of living, and down-to-earth culture in a thriving city. Join us! We'd love to help you gain the professional confidence and expertise that comes along with your highly-respected AMI diploma.
I have not only learned about the Montessori Method; I have learned a new way of being. I have had the opportunity and support to transform myself into being a guide for children, and a new person as a whole.
This has been a most rewarding and inspiring training…I feel that I am coming out of this training transformed and tooled up to face the challenge of a peaceful early education in the 21st century.
The things I’ve learned have been explained in such a simple and clear way. I’ve learned not only about presentations but about the children and myself…it’s a great, encouraging, and uplifting community.
This training is excellent! Not [having been] in the Montessori environment before, I learned a lot. I would feel comfortable being in front of a classroom and giving lessons now.
One of my favorite things about my time at SIMS is that the people we’ve worked with have become a family. I enjoyed working in an environment where we help each other become better, and we support each other in hard times.
The Montessori approach is effective and joyful, and backed by a significant and ever-growing body of research.
Maria Montessori was revolutionary as one of the only women to overcome the gendered limitations of her time and develop her own pedagogy. It is my belief that … Read More about SIMS Applicant Personal Essay by Audrey Roodvoets
When I think about my first years in Montessori (pre-k and kindergarten), the first memory I flash to is me holding a hammer, standing in front of a tree stump … Read More about Reflections of a Montessori Child: Teresa Velasco