Anchorage Montessori School

at 5001 Northwood Dr , 99517-3147

Anchorage Montessori School
5001 Northwood Dr
Anchorage , AK 99517-3147
United States
Contact Phone
P: (907) 276-2240


Anchorage Montessori has served our community, working to make Montessori education a dynamic force in the lives of children and their families since 1977. Our programs serve students age 19 months - 12 years of age. AMS is an affiliate school of the American Montessori Society and a member of the International Montessori Council.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 07:30- 17:30
  • Tuesdays: 07:30- 17:30
  • Wednesdays: 07:30- 17:30
  • Thursdays: 07:30- 17:30
  • Fridays: 07:30- 17:30

General Info

AMS provides an education for the "whole child" through programs which value the balance between academic, social and emotional needs of children from a developmental perspective. Within the AMS community, we believe in the dignity of children and in their inherent right to our protection, assistance, and guidance in fulfilling their greatest potential. We are devoted to helping children develop a love of learning to take with them through life. Our teachers are Montessori certified, committed to excellence and to the philosophy which guides them. Students, parents & teachers, foster strong partnerships over the years they spend working together. Through the development of intellect, community and connection, AMS strives to help bring about a peaceful world in which every person’s contribution is cherished and in which all barriers to understanding and acceptance have been removed.

Any last-minute Original Works artwork floating around? It all gets mailed out tomorrow morning, so please be sure to turn in the artwork, order form and payment no later than this afternoon (11-4-14). All orders will be back at the beginning of December. Thanks for participating!!

Published on 2014-11-04 20:15:59 GMT

AMS Original Works Fundraiser Notification: Due to a large response, the deadline to turn in your child's artwork, order form and payment has been extended to this Friday, October 31. A drop-off tray has been set up on the Original Works table at the entrance of AMS. Products ordered will be ready to pick up by the beginning of December - just in time for Christmas!! Need additional artwork packets for siblings or friends? They can also be found on the Original Works table just inside the front door of AMS.

Published on 2014-10-27 18:34:33 GMT

Just a reminder: If your child is participating in the AMS Original Works fundraiser, the artwork, order form and payment are due next Monday, October 27. Extra packets can be found in the front entryway at AMS, along with some examples of what can be made from your child's artwork. For a full list of items, please see the catalogue in the packet. Thanks!

Published on 2014-10-22 04:45:25 GMT

The AMS Lazy Moose Coffee Company starts tomorrow! Upper Elementary will have their coffee cart service open from 8:20 - 8:50 am. As the temperatures are getting colder in the morning, come warm up with a hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. See you there!

Published on 2014-09-26 04:10:08 GMT

Help our school and earn volunteer credit in return! Tomorrow is the last day to turn in orders for the Innisbrook fundraiser. Questions? The ladies at the front desk can help you. Thank you so much for supporting our school!

Published on 2014-09-22 05:21:21 GMT

Grand Cash Raffle Reminder: Our 3 winners will be drawn at tomorrow's end-of-year school picnic. This is your last chance to buy a raffle ticket and to return any sold or unsold tickets. 1st Place winner gets $3,000 2nd Place winner gets $2,000 3rd Place winner gets $1,000 Good luck to everyone!!

Published on 2015-05-21 20:17:56 GMT

I would like to thank Greta and all her wonderful people for a great show yesterday. It was fantastic! All your hard work paid off! Oh yes, and I wonder how many of us woke up this morning with "Math Whiz" in our head! Great job, Lower Elementary!

Published on 2015-05-16 20:35:34 GMT

The 2015 AMS Grand Cash Raffle tickets are selling quickly! Don't miss your chance to win one of thee fabulous cash prizes. See the AMS front desk for details. Drawing will be held next Friday, May 22 at the end-of-school picnic.

Published on 2015-05-15 04:46:38 GMT

Lemon loaf bread is tomorrow morning's specialty at Upper Elementary's Lazy Moose Coffee Company. Come get a hot cup of tea or coffee and a yummy slice of lemon loaf, open from 8:15 - 8:50 am. And, come meet AMS's very own Lazy Moose!!

Published on 2015-05-08 03:47:03 GMT

Strengthening Families Grant Update: The first grant year is coming to a close. We started the Grant Program in Feb/Mar which was late for the year 2014/15. The new year starts July 1. In order to complete this years grant we need families to fill out the same survey they completed in March. I know it is a fast turn around and I appreciate all of you taking the time to fill out the survey. What the grant is doing for AMS families: we now have a parent lending library (the list is here on FB photos), we are working on a Parent Date Night for next fall as well as Parent Education nights. Thank you to all of the AMS parents for your support.

Published on 2015-05-06 19:13:10 GMT

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!! So, don't forget to thank your child's teacher who cares so much for each of our children as they encourage curiosity and tirelessly instill the love of learning.

Published on 2015-05-05 06:29:55 GMT

The Montessori Services Order has arrived. All items will be ready for pick up Friday morning!

Published on 2015-11-13 05:09:47 GMT

Anchorage Montessori School(AMS) is in its 38th year! We are searching for students and families who attended anytime during that period. We would like to know both your thoughts regarding your time at AMS and what our graduates are doing now. This will help us to fill in the gaps in our history and continue to build on the success stories we share. If you like you can contact me at: and/or by phone: (907) 276-2240 Thank you, Rick Toymil/Executive Director

Published on 2015-11-02 22:57:48 GMT

A special thanks to all of our families for making the Montessori Services/Small Hands fundraiser and Usborne Books fundraiser a HUGE success. A special thanks to our wonderful fundraising coordinator, Katherine Cofer Hanley for all the hours she and Wyatt put in so this could happen!!!!

Published on 2015-10-23 21:38:45 GMT

A special thank you to everyone who made the Spaghetti Dinner a HUGE success.

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