A Special Legacy
The Foundation is very proud of its unique legacy with the Montessori family. Dr. Maria Montessori’s son, Mario Montessori, inaugurated the first AMI Montessori Teacher Training Centre in Canada in 1971.
The first training course was established at Victoria College on the University of Toronto campus where it remained until 1977.
After a period of operation in a well-recognized Montessori school in Richmond Hill, the AMI established the Foundation for Montessori Education as an independent AMI Teacher Training Centre in Toronto in 1989 led by Mrs. Renilde Montessori.
The Montessori Connection
Mrs. Renilde Montessori, Dr. Montessori’s youngest granddaughter, founded FME in 1989 where she served as the Director of Training until her departure in 1995.
The Foundation was incorporated as a not-for-profit charitable organization, with the primary purpose of promoting Montessori education based on the work of Dr. Maria Montessori.
Did You Know?
FME Graduation Statistics
Every year, the Private Career Colleges (PCC) of Ontario conducts a survey of its graduates to assess a number of Key Performance Indicators such as graduation rate, employment rate and satisfaction rate.
FME’s 2021 PCC survey results are outlined below:
To transform the FME into an integrative Montessori resource and training centre that supports our local and global communities.
To make the world a better place for every child by educating society about Montessori education as an aid to life.
To provide quality Montessori education to adults so they are well-prepared to support children’s holistic development.