Home of the Indian Montessori Association

Welcome to the Indian Montessori Association! We started off to propagate the ideals and principles of Montessori across different stages of development, from infancy to primary in 1996 in India. We began as a a group of Montessorians who wanted to share work experiences, support each other through the phases of life, trying to learn about new things through each other, rather than independent learning or research. With time, we learnt a lot and have changed our functioning to better promote the benefits of Montessori education  in India. Many of us have educated our own children the Montessori way, and have seen its benefits.

As a growing association, we continue to make this site more functional, while making it more intuitive. So keep an eye out for changes!

Look up an interesting article on the Montessori method in India at Wikipedia by clicking on the link. The Deccan Herald also covered the Suthradhar session. Click here to read their article.

If you are interested in training to become a Montessori Adult, we suggest you look at the website of the IIMS or the Indian Institute for Montessori Studies. They are based in Bangalore, and have completed about 20 batches of training so far.

So without further delay, here are some of the features we feel are most interesting in this site:

Membership and Affiliation

The IMA or Indian Montessori Association offers Membership as the first step into the association. Members get Newsletters, Workshop-Seminar discounts etc. They can also apply for Affiliation. This is in 2 levels. Basic Affiliation allows recognition as a genuine Montessori environment. Advanced Affiliation allows Schools to ask for support to improve their quality of education.


The IMA believes in taking up each and every opportunity to promote, validate and develop the method. We have spent many hours on these projects and have written more about each project in the Projects Section.


Having the dual aims of promoting the method and helping the Montessori Adults develop, the IMA undertakes various activities which have been divided as for the Public and for Teachers. Have a closer look by clicking on the links

Job Portal

As an association, we hear about job openings. So if you are someone who wants Montessori Adults or wants to explore the options, look here!


From time to time, the Indian Montessori Association puts up some downloads for your use. They can be interesting articles or tools we have used or developed.


A lot of events have happened and have been planned on a regular basis under the banner of the Indian Montessori Association. Head over to the Events page to read more.

We recently had a workshop on the Freedom and independence in the classroom situations. Click on the link to read more!

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