Peace & Social Justice
We are a society dedicated to peace and the welfare of children and, as such, wish to model responsible behavior for our children. Adults and children alike must find understanding
in the recent unconscionable events in our capital.
MEPI specifically condemns violence and lawlessness of the mob, incited by the president of the United States, that shocked the world.
Further, we recognize the disparity in the responses of law enforcement in the recent violence and earlier, largely peaceful demonstrations of support for social justice that took place last year in Washington D.C. and around the country.
Responsible adults choose discourse over aggression and honesty over lies,
and we must all work together to change the discourse from anger and confrontation
to one of respect and collaboration based on commonly recognized facts.
MEPI Board of Directors - January 2021
Black History Is Not Optional
We, the undersigned Montessori leadership organizations in the United States of America, are responding to the recent actions of the leadership of the Maria Montessori Academy in North Ogden, Utah, which allowed parents to make the decision regarding their children’s participation in Black History month activities, as well as the entitlement of the parents who demanded such an option be given. Read the full text
Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association Montessori International/USA (AMI/USA)
International Montessori Council (IMC)
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)
Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI)
Montessori for Social Justice (MSJ)
National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS)
MEPI's response to the undersigned "Black History is Not Optional".
The Montessori Method rests on a foundation of respect—an expression of the philosophy about the nature of the child and of the role of the child as instrumental in the effort to further the cause of peace around the world. “True peace suggests the triumph of justice and love among men; it reveals the existence of a better world wherein harmony reigns,” states Dr. Montessori.