Montessori Code of Ethics

AMS requires that all member schools and affiliated teacher education programs agree to comply with the AMS Code of Ethics. AMS relies on self-compliance of this Code.

In pledging to accept the Code of Ethics, heads of schools and program directors agree that the educators in their institutions will strive to conduct themselves professionally and personally in ways that reflect their respect for one other and for the children they serve; and that they will do whatever is within their talents and capacity to protect the right of each child to have the freedom and opportunity to develop his or her full potential.

Accepting the Code of Ethics is far more than an official formality – it's a sacred vow to uphold the highest standards of integrity, compassion, and devotion to the children in our care. This pledge represents our unwavering belief that every young mind has an innate brilliance waiting to be unlocked and nurtured.

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Code Of Ethics

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Embracing the Code of Ethics means we must become masters at cultivating potential in all its wonderful forms. Academic, creative, social, emotional – every facet receives our full-hearted devotion. We're not just imparting knowledge; we're igniting inner fires that will fuel them for life.

In these souls, we see tomorrow's leaders, innovators, and catalysts for positive change. By honoring our pledge, we ensure they have the freedom to become their highest selves. For what greater responsibility could one ask than to help shape the future's most brilliant, compassionate minds?

This code represents our moral compass, our driving inspiration, our sacred trust with the families who've entrusted us with their most precious gifts. And we will move mountains to be worthy of that faith – relentlessly nurturing environments where every child can spread their wings and soar.

For the educators within these hallowed halls, adhering to the code isn't just about rules and regulations. It's a calling that demands we show up each day as our best, most ethical selves – modeling the virtues we aim to instill. By walking the talk of respect, empathy, and professionalism, we create an environment where students can feel truly safe to explore, take risks, and blossom into their authenticity.

This commitment extends far beyond the classroom walls. It's a lifestyle that permeates every interaction, every decision we make regarding these precious young ones. Are we promoting inclusion and celebrating the diversity within our communities? Are we safeguarding each child's right to be seen, heard, and valued for who they are? Are we championing their unbridled curiosities and empowering them to fearlessly chase their dreams?

Code Of Ethics – Principle I – Commitment to the Student

In fulfillment of the obligation to the children, the educator—

1. shall encourage independent action in the pursuit of learning;

2. shall protect the opportunity to provide for participation in educational programs without regard to race, sex, color, creed, or national origin;

3. shall protect the health and safety of students;

4. shall honor professional commitments and maintain obligations and contracts while never soliciting nor involving students or their parents in schemes for commercial gain;

5. shall keep in confidence information that has been secured in the course of professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.

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Code Of Ethics – PrCode Of Ethics – Principle II – Commitment to the Public

The Montessori educator shares in the responsibility for developing policy relating to the extension of educational opportunity for all and for interpreting educational programs and policies to the public.

In fulfilling these goals, the educator—

1. shall support the American Montessori Society and not misrepresent its policies in public discussion. Whenever speaking or writing about policies, the educator should take the precaution of distinguishing private views from the official position of the Society.

2. shall not interfere with nor exploit the rights and responsibilities of colleagues within the teaching profession.

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Code Of EthicsPrinciple III – Commitment to the Profession

The Montessori educator makes efforts to raise professional standards and conditions to attract persons worthy of trust to careers in Montessori education.

In fulfilling these goals, the educator—

1. shall extend just and equitable treatment to all members of the Montessori education profession;

2. shall represent his or her own professional qualification with clarity and true intent;

3. shall apply for, accept, offer, recommend, and assign professional positions and responsibilities on the basis of professional preparation and legal qualifications;

4. shall use honest and effective methods of administering duties, use of time, and conducting business.

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Adopted 1969, AMS Board of Directors. Expanded 1975. Updated 2008 and 2010.