Montessori Educational Programs International
MEPI fosters and generates authentic Montessori education by developing and offering programs to educate and certify Montessori professionals and provides continuing development and networking opportunities.
MEPI aims to promote the rights of all beings, particularly children, and to bring about peace in the world through Montessori education.
MEPI Peace Manifesto
Montessori Educational Programs International, being committed to its part in bringing peace to the world through Montessori education, deplores recent acts of senseless violence against all people, particularly children, and especially in schools. Citizens in all countries, but particularly in the United States where a culture of guns and violence is apparent, must take whatever steps are necessary to preserve the life and happiness of our children. We in the Montessori community commit ourselves to modeling peaceful behavior in our classrooms and personal lives. We implore our political, healthcare, and religious leaders to set aside the extreme views that have contributed to inaction in our governments and to take the steps necessary to reduce the celebration of violence in the media, identify and help the mentally ill and limit access to weapons that have no purpose but to kill people in large numbers. We commit ourselves to supporting those who courageously act to limit violence and opposing those who, directly or indirectly, contribute to the culture of violence.
2014 - Hands for Peace Conference
"Making a Difference"
Feb. 21 - 23, 2014
Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, South Carolina
Keynote speaker: Andre Roberfroid - President of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and special guest, Ali Rogers, former Montessori student and 2012 Miss South Carolina
Conference information, brochure and registration information will be posted soon. Please check back.
Internship Sites and Member Schools
Level Two | Basic School Members:
Level 2 | Basic Membership is for schools that must be a valid MEPI Internship site for the completion of a student teacher’s internship.School Memberships at this level show a compliance with basic montessori philosophy and methodology. These schools must meet minimum standards required by MEPI to be an Internship Site
Level One | Premier School Members:
Level 1 | Premier Membership is for those schools fully committed to the MEPI philosophy. Benefits include FREE consultations, conference registrations, school resource library offerings, online linking to school website, and employment listings.
Membership and Program Fees
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