Boise, Eagle, Montessori Academy
Eagle Montessori School

Annual Treasure Valley Montessori Conference

We strive to provide outstanding Montessori workshops that are informative, innovative and up to date with the most current research. We also strive to make the workshops applicable in the daily Montessori classroom.

The Treasure Valley Montessori Conference is sponsored by local schools that want to reach out to the community. These schools share the following goals:

  • To provide opportunities for the community to learn more about Montessori education
  • To offer professional resources to Montessori and early childhood educators
  • To expose parents to Montessori philosophy
  • To help unify Montessori schools in the Northwest and learn from each other

In addition to this conference providing excellent information for your work in the classroom, your attendance will count towards most city licensing requirements. The conference offers Boise State University (BSU) Professional credits and/or could be used towards Idaho STARS hours.

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For any questions please email, Amanda Neill or call her at Montessori Academy (208) 939-6333

Thank you for your interest in the Treasure Valley Montessori Conference. 

We are back! Check here for more information regarding our upcoming 2015 Treasure Valley Montessori Conference. This year the conference dates are October 3rd and 4th, 2015. We are so excited for what's to come. 

Thank you for your patience while we iron out the details for this years conference. We have confirmed Dr. Paul Epstein will speak both days of our conference, we are so excited to we. 

Dr. Paul Epstein, PhD 

Dr. Paul Epstein is an international speaker and works in Montessori education as an administrator, teacher, researcher, consultant and author. 

Paul is excited about transformative, learning experiences. He is grateful that his work offers tremendous opportunities to observe children and adults as they learn. These experiences provide him with both inspiration and data to share, engage and help teachers and parents. Paul's goal is to help thrm bring about transformative learning in their environments. 

Paul's administrative experiences include working as a head of schools, executive director of a school consulting agency, director of teacher education programs and coordinator of a public schools magnet program. Paul is currently Head of School of the Rochester Montessori School, Rochester, Minnesota. As a teacher educator, Paul has directed Montessori teacher education programs for both early childhood and secondary programs. He has been a Montessori teacher certification in early childhood and secondary levels one and two from the American Montessori Society. In addition, Paul was an associate professor at Transylvania University and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University. 

His work as a speaker and educational consultant has taken him to conferences and schools throughout the United States and also to Canada, Great Britain, Sweden, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, Japan, China, Australia, Nepal, Hong Kong, South Africa and Poland. 

Paul received his BA at Dartmouth College and his MA and PhD in Cultural Anthroplogy at SUNY Buffalo. Paul has published numerous articles in Montessori and other journals. His most recent publication is An Observer's Notebook: Learning from Children with the Observation C.O.R.E. His is also the co-author of The Montessori Way, a definitive work on the Montessori experience.   

Hotel Information

Workshop Cost


Each day our lunch break will be from 12pm-1pm. We are pleased and excited to be offering a delicious healthy lunch from Open Table, Please let us know if you have dietary concerns, we will try our best to accomodate.

Registration Information

Each year we are pleased to welcome local and national vendors to our conference. If you are a vendor interested in having a table at our conference please contact Amanda Neill, (208) 939-6333. 

Cancellation Policy: 
A $25 cancellation fee will be taken out of your refund check. Please direct all questions and refund requests to Amanda Neill, (208) 939-6333 or

Past Vendors
A resource for Preparing the Child’s Environment!
A fun toy shop next to the best ice cream shop in town!
A great independent local bookstore, with new ideas arriving daily!
Music Together of Treasure Valley will have available a wide variety of musical instruments perfect for use in the classroom. They will also provide information and a sneak peek of the materials used in the Montessori compatible core curriculum music program.

Science materials for elementary and middle school classrooms by Priscilla Spears, Ph.D.


Regional Conferences

Our conference is held annually, in addition to our Annual Montessori Conference we are pleased to inform you that the Utah Montessori Council hosts workshops and conferences throughout the year that you may be interested in attending. 

For more information about the Utah Montessori Council or these workshops please contact Duna Strachan at or check out their website,