Mi Escuela Montessori

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Basic Information

Address: 6129 Bartow Rd. Lakeland FL 33812
Phone Number: 863-337-5563
District: Polk
Director: Kelly De La Cruz

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Additional Information

Partner(non-english) Language used in Program: Spanish
First year of Program Implementation at Site: 2021
Program Scope: Starting with PK3-4th grade, growing through 8th grade annually
School Type: Public charter
School Size: 224
Teacher/Student Ratio: PK/K- 1-12, 1/2/3 mixed grade 1-18, 4/5/6 mixed grade 1-22
Grade Level(s): Pre-K
Number of Classes: 8 mixed grade classrooms with coteaching teams
School Holidays: Follows Polk County Public School Cale
Mission Statement:

The mission of Mi Escuela Montessori is to empower children to become bilingual communicators, global change makers, and lifelong learners, by providing an environment that includes and inspires all families.

Belief Statements:

Our Philosophy and Core Values

At Mi Escuela Montessori, we deeply respect each child, and we believe that all children have a right to receive an education that is challenging and supportive of their developmental, emotional, linguistic and cultural needs. We focus not only on providing a rigorous curriculum which will facilitate the development of bilingualism and biliteracy, but also on guiding the development of what we call "the whole child".

In order for students to develop their whole selves, it is essential for our school to dedicate time and resources to building a safe, positive and supportive school family and to assisting children in developing their social-emotional skills, creativity, independence and respect for oneself, others, and the environment. In order to accomplish our mission and realize our vision, we commit to the following tenets of Montessori and dual language philosophy:

  • A belief that children naturally love to learn and are intrinsically motivated to work.
  • An acknowledgement of the importance of freedom of movement, autonomy and choice.
  • An affirmation of the importance of mutual respect between teachers, parents, administration and students.
  • A responsibility for preparing an environment that meets the needs of our students.
  • A commitment to support children at their independent instructional levels.
  • An assertion that social learning drives intelligence and that all people need to feel included and accepted.
  • An understanding that all behavior, even inappropriate behavior, stems from a need to communicate.
  • A recognition of the similarities among all people which leads to understanding and peace.
  • An insistence on equity for underserved populations.
  • A dedication to environmental stewardship and democratic participation.
School History:

Approved to open in August 2021

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