“You can learn what you want, when you want, where you want and how you want, but you have to complete the assignment before moving on to the next task. That would never happen in a public school.  This all happens at MSMS without a carrot or gold stars.” MSMS Graduate.

Mountain Shadows is the only AMI recognized school in Colorado… which is important.

Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) is the organization that is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of Maria Montessori’s legacy. Mountain Shadows and AMI share a mission to support children’s natural development and to help them become the transformative force of society.

This comes with a commitment to a standard of excellence defined by:

  • Rigorous and extensive teacher training, including the study of child development and a deep understanding of the Montessori materials to assist the teacher in creating the environment necessary for this work.
  • Three-year age ranges within each classroom that allow children to work at their own page and level of development.
  • Extended work time, including a three-hour uninterrupted work cycle.
  • Upholding international standards through expert consultation every three years and regular and on going study of pedagogy and practice.