Walnut Farm Montessori School is the first American Montessori Society accredited school in the state of Arkansas. In March 2010, Walnut Farm Montessori School received accredited status by both the American Montessori Society and AdvancEd, (Now Cognia). With passion and enthusiasm, the school successfully completed the self-study and standards necessary to be granted full accreditation by both nationally recognized institutions. Walnut Farm’s staff and Board of Trustees continually assess and prepare for re-accreditation every seven years.

The American Montessori Society (AMS) is the foremost advocate for quality Montessori education, an innovative, child-centered approach to learning. AMS sets the high professional standards that inform Montessori education as practiced in AMS-accredited schools and taught in AMS-affiliated teacher education programs. A not-for-profit organization based in New York City, with nearly 13,000 members worldwide, AMS is also a hub of all things Montessori: an information center for its members, the media, and the public; a voice in the public policy arena; and a mobilizing force for the global Montessori community, through support services, research, and professional development events. Learn more about the AMS accreditation process by visiting this link:

Cognia (formerly AdvancedED) is a forward thinking nonprofit organization laser-focused on improving educational opportunities for all learners. We are a global network of enthusiastic educators here to help you strengthen your schools. Our holistic approach to continuous improvement encompasses accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and customized improvement services. Like you, we want all students to have the opportunities that knowledge brings. Learn more about Cognia accreditation here:
Accreditation & Certification – Cognia