Another Way School is certified as a Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI) approved intern site for teacher training.
Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI) was founded in 1995 by a group of 8 representatives of teacher education programs interested in promoting peace through authentic Montessori education and practice.
Dr. Helen Billings, an inspiring leader in Montessori education, was instrumental in guiding this organization’s formation. Through her global network, she encouraged these 8 MEPI founders, along with countless others, to adopt the Montessori philosophy into their lives and especially in their work as educators.
To this purpose, MEPI offers education programs across the United States and in 7 foreign countries. In addition, MEPI insures cooperation with Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, MACTE,by having a seat on their board, and working in conjunction with MACTE through periodic reassessment and revision of policies, procedures, standards, and criteria.
MACTE is the international standard setting and accrediting body for Montessori teacher education. MACTE was granted initial recognition by the U.S. Department of Education in 1995, and this recognition extends through the year 2013. The Secretary of Education is required by law to publish a list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies that the Secretary determines to be reliable authorities as to the quality of education or training provided by the institutions of higher education and higher education programs.
The Institute for Guided Studies, IGS, was founded by Dr. Sheryl M. Sweet in 1992, and is now led by Mary Helen Cline. IGS provides Montessori programs and support services to Educators, School Administrators, and parents, for the purpose of helping them transform themselves, their families, their classrooms, and their schools - all focused to better serve the children in their care.
All services provided by IGS demonstrate peaceful, fair practices without regard to race, disability, religion, sex, age, and national or ethnic origin.