Our mission is to help public schools deliver high-quality, personalized education through Montessori.
NCMPS grows and sustains Montessori in the public sector with a focus on equity and access. More and better public Montessori schools will give children hit hardest by racism, poverty, and structural inequality access to this transformational model.
Nationally, NCMPS builds a public Montessori network—an inclusive community of teachers, coaches, leaders, policy-makers, and researchers committed to child-centered developmental education and the life-changing transformations that result.
Locally, NCMPS partners with communities and schools to build equity, quality, and sustainability through direct school support including start-up, training, assessment, and coaching. We work directly with dozens of schools, supporting hundreds of teachers, and impacting the lives of tens of thousands of children in public Montessori programs throughout the U.S.
NCMPS was launched by the American Montessori Society (AMS) in 2012, and incorporated independently in 2015.
NCMPS co-founder and visionary inspiration Jackie Cossentino passed away in December, 2019. You can read more about her and access her published work here: Remembering Jackie Cossentino