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Local School First in Region Accredited by American Montessori Society

Northern Kentucky Montessori Academy (NKMA) recently became the first and only school in Northern Kentucky to be accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS).

To achieve this distinction, Crescent Springs-based NKMA underwent a rigorous process of examining and documenting every aspect of their school, including their governance practices, curriculum, fiscal and personnel policies, facilities, health and safety practices, teacher preparation, and learner outcomes to demonstrate a strict adherence to the high quality standards to which the AMS holds its accredited schools.

NKMA began its self-study for this process in fall 2014. AMS conducted a site visit in fall 2016, and the accreditation designation was granted in January 2017.

“We chose to pursue AMS accreditation to demonstrate that our school meets the society’s high standards and provides an authentic Montessori education for our students,” said Julia Preziosi, Head of School at Northern Kentucky Montessori Academy. “AMS accreditation is an objective validation of our performance and adherence to the standards that were set by Dr. Maria Montessori herself.”

-Staff report

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