Reading List

AMI Montessori 0-3 Diploma

Required Reading:

By Dr Maria Montessori: 

  • Education for a New World
  • The Absorbent Mind
  • The Child in the Family
  • The Discovery of the Child
  • The Formation of Man
  • The Secret of Childhood
  • 1946 London Lectures

By Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro, MD: 

  • Understanding the Human Being.

Medical text (Provided by AMI)

Recommended Reading:

By E.M. Standing:

  • Maria Montessori, Her Life and Work

Further books will be recommended throughout the course.


AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma

Required Reading:

By Dr Maria Montessori:

  • The Secret of Childhood
  • The Discovery of the Child
  • The Absorbent Mind
  • The Formation of Man
  • Education and Peace
  • The Advanced Montessori Method, Vol. 1
  • 1946 London Lectures
  • The Four Planes of Education (AMI Pamphlet)

By Mario M. Montessori, Sr:

  • The Human Tendencies and Montessori Education (AMI Pamphlet)

Recommended Reading:

By Dr Maria Montessori:

  • From Childhood to Adolescence
  • To Educate the Human Potential
  • Education for a New World
  • The Child in the Family
  • The Child, Society and the World

By Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro MD:

  • Understanding the Human Being

By Mario M. Montessori, Jr:

  • Education for Human Development

By E.M. Standing:

  • Maria Montessori – Her Life and Work

These books can be purchased from https://montessorimaterialsaustralia.com.au/


AMI Montessori 6-12 Diploma

Required Reading:

By Dr Maria Montessori

  • To Educate the Human Potential
  • From Childhood to Adolescence
  • The Advanced Montessori Method, Vols 1-2
  • Education and Peace
  • The Absorbent Mind
  • Psychogeometry
  • Psychoarithmetic

Recommended Reading:

By Dr Maria Montessori

  • The Secret of Childhood
  • The Discovery of the Child
  • The Formation of Man
  • The 1946 London Lectures
  • Education for a New World
  • The Child in the Family
  • The Child, Society and the World
  • What You Should Know about Your Child

By Mario M Montessori Jr

  • Education for Human Development: Understanding Montessori

Other Books of Interest (not an exclusive list)

  • Understanding the Human Being – Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro, MD
  • Maria Montessori, An Anthology
  • Montessori, A Modern Approach – Paula Polk Lillard
  • Montessori Today – Paula Polk Lillard
  • Maria Montessori, Her Life and Work – E.M Standing
  • The 1913 Rome Lectures – Dr Maria Montessori