With a well-established, over 40-year track record of providing an exceptional education to children ages 18 months to six years, Boulder Montessori School is one of only a handful of nationally certified early childhood programs in Boulder County,* accredited by two prominent national organizations – the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – and is licensed by the State of Colorado.
American Montessori Society (AMS) accreditation is an intensive and rigorous one-to-two year process that evaluates every aspect of a school’s governance, curriculum, facilities, fiscal and personnel policies, health and safety practices — and requires the participation of all members of a school’s community including faculty, staff, administration, board of directors, parents, and students. This process affirms that a school meets standards of excellence upheld by Montessori educators worldwide. For more information about AMS accreditation, visit: https://amshq.org/School-Resources/AMS-School-Accreditation
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation is the mark of quality in early childhood education that represents a school’s adherence to the highest educational standards. NAEYC accredited schools embody explicit criteria and comprehensive best practices. To learn more about NAEYC accreditation visit: http://www.naeyc.org/accreditation
* In 2013, only 5.7% of centers/preschools in Boulder County were accredited by a national child care accrediting organization (Status of Children in Boulder County 2013).