Established in 2005, the Montessori Schools Association (MSA) is an all-encompassing professional association that supports Montessori schools and teachers throughout the UK. We provide information, advice, subsidised training and networking opportunities to our members while also raising the profile of Montessori education within government and with the public.

The UK is divided into 9 regions, each with its own Regional Chair, to provide support locally and invite members to regular regional meetings. Click Here to find out what is happening in your region or discover which region you are in.

By joining the MSA, you agree to adhere to the Code of practice

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The essential purposes of the MSA are to foster communication and unity within the Montessori movement throughout the United Kingdom, and to provide support and guidance to members and their schools, irrespective of size, premises or financial position. The MSA seeks to achieve, through its professional support, higher standards and increased credibility in the Foundation Years and Primary Education and Childminding community for the benefit of Montessorians and for the families and children in our settings.


The protection of the good name of the MSA is central to its mission and vision. As members of MSA, schools, childminders and individual members have a duty to enhance the reputation and value of the MSA to enable the organisation to maximise its vital support and services and to influence the policy makers with our shared cause. Settings should aim to achieve accreditation by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB) to promote continuing improvements in the quality of Montessori provision across the United Kingdom.