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Announcing Heartwood Montessori
A Montessori lab school housed on the SIMS campus in Mesa, AZ. Heartwood is a nonprofit private Montessori school providing access to all families seeking an authentic AMI Montessori program.Learn More
Selections from the documentary film Inside Montessori
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March 28, 2020, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Cost – $40* Childhood Trauma Research indicates that early childhood trauma can have prolonged effects on children … Read More about Workshop – Childhood Trauma
My experience at SIMS has shown me the fullness of Cosmic Education in a way I do not think I would have gotten anywhere else; for the beautiful location and the people. I jumped into AMI training on an intense feeling that this form of education was the best method out there for children to… Read more “The inspiration and knowledge necessary to become the best teachers”
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.
My life has been changed through my experience and education from SIMS. This course has formed me into a more well-rounded person and provided me with a solid foundation to move forward in my career. SIMS has helped me make my dream of becoming a Montessori guide a reality and I will forever be thankful… Read more “A solid foundation to move forward in my career”
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 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.
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 Montessori approach is effective and joyful, and backed by a significant and ever-growing body of research.
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.