Inform. Advance. Empower.


Our Community

The New York State Montessori Alliance represents individuals, teachers, families and schools who are passionate advocates for authentic Montessori practice in New York State. By supporting favorable public policy, we encourage, educate and serve those who provide the highest quality Montessori education to children throughout the state.

Our Work

The NYSMA is dedicated to furthering the educational objectives, methods and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori in the State of New York by achieving the following goals:

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  1. To speak with one, unified voice for Montessori education.

  2. To advance and protect the educational vision formulated by Dr. Maria Montessori in both private and public schools in the state.

  3. To support the administration of Montessori schools.

  4. To offer ongoing education and guidance to the Montessori community in New York State.

  5. To use its best efforts to ensure that all government entities within the State of New York understand and support the Montessori community’s mission.

  6. To keep the Montessori community informed of all actions and events that might affect the community’s ability to achieve its goals.

  7. To address issues of public policy that may affect education in general and, more specifically, Montessori education.

  8. To advocate for the recognition of Montessori Teacher Certifications across the state.


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Work toward NYS recognition of the Montessori Teacher Certification



For any inquiries, please call or email us:

518-347-2060     |

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c/o Lisanne Pinciotti

12 Powelson Dr.

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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