- American Montessori Society
- Association of Experiential Education
- National Wildlife Federation
- AMI USA Association Montessori International
As the foremost advocate for research, policy and ongoing teacher education, the American Montessori Society leads and empowers the global community of Montessori educators. AMS upholds the standards of accreditation through opportunities for mentored individual growth, collaboration and member engagement. As the hub for all things Montessori, AMS strives to anticipate and respond to the needs of their varied constituents in areas including standards, research, public policy, peace and social justice, scholarships and many more.
LOLMS has been a member of AMS for over 20 years and holds a Pathway 6 level of the accreditation process.
Experiential Education is a hand-on form of learning that begins with a concrete experience. After solving a problem, learners reflect on the process and are able to apply lessons more broadly to their lives. The organization’s goals are to elevate and expand the global capacity of experiential education by:
1) Building an inclusive and accessible community for experiential education professionals that is firmly rooted in the philosophy, principles and practices of experiential education.
2) Supporting the academic research, publication and dissemination of authoritative information for promoting, implementing and advancing the philosophy, principles, and practices of experiential education.
3) Presenting our collective resources and knowledge to supportive public audiences to elevate and advocate support for the expansion of experiential education.
LOLMS is a proud SPHERE member. SPHERE is an organization whose mission is: “To help the member schools collaborate in becoming and remaining culturally diverse, inclusive and responsive environments for teaching and learning? To this end, the member schools, individually and collectively, seek to achieve diversity in facilities, staff and student bodies, to create within each school and among the member schools a climate of respect for differences, and to encourage mutli-cultural perspectives in curricular and extracurricular programs.”
The LOLMS 15-acre campus is a certified NWF campus. The National Wildlife Foundation serves to protect, restore and connect wildlife habitats, transform wildlife conservations and connect Americans with wildlife. The National Wildlife Foundation believes America’s experience with cherished landscapes and wildlife has helped define and shape their national character and identity for generations. From hunters, anglers, hikers, birders, wildlife watchers, boaters, climbers, campers, cyclists, gardeners, farmers, forest stewards, and other outdoor enthusiasts, this conservation ethic represents a sacred duty and obligation to protect and build upon the conservation heritage for the sake of wildlife, ourselves, our neighbors, and our future generations.
ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is a global leader in exposing extremism and delivering anti-bias education and is a leading organization in training law enforcement.
The Montessori International (AMI) is a teacher training organization founded by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1929. The organization’s mission is to preserve Montessori education standards and promote the right of the child internationally.