Palm Harbor Montessori Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 2355 Nebraska Avenue Palm Harbor, FL 34683
County: Pinellas
Phone Number: (727) 786-1854
School Type: Montessori School

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Additional Information

Organization Affiliation: Montessori School
Ages/Grades: 12 Months - 15 Years
School Setting:

Montessori School

School Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 5:30pm
School Size: 255 Students
Classroom Size: 16 Students
Student/Teacher Ratio: Infants: 1:5 Two Year Old: 1:10 Three Year Old: 1:15 Four Year Old: 1:20 Five Year Old and Up: 1:25



Our curriculum offers children a carefully prepared environment, rich in learning materials and experiences.

Students are grouped in mixed-age classrooms, which allow them to interact with each other on a variety of levels.

Teachers are referred to as “guides” and are facilitators in the learning process. Through careful observation and guidance, children are directed toward meaningful activity, which helps them discover and develop their own interests and abilities.

There are eight basic principles that provide a foundation for the Montessori classroom experience:

Movement and Cognition: Movement and cognition are closely entwined in children; movement can enhance thinking and learning.
Choice: Learning and well-being are improved when children have a sense of control over their decisions.
Interest: Children learn better when they are interested in what they are learning!
Avoidance of Extrinsic Rewards: When a child is motivated by rewards, the absence of them can have a negative effect. We show children that successful mastery of a task is the motivation and the reward.
Learning From and with Peers: Collaboration with other children at school is used to help children learn.
Learning in Context: Learning within a meaningful context provides a deeper and richer understanding than learning in the abstract.
Respectful Teacher-Child Interaction: Teachers show the highest level of respect for children and their work.
Order in Environment and Mind: Order in the classroom provides clarity and focus for children which is beneficial to learning.

Source: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius, by Angeline Lillard (Oxford University Press, 2005)

Support Services:

Our enrichment programs are Spanish, Gardening, Art, Soccer and Theater.

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Uniform Guidelines:

Casual and closed toe shoes

Admissions Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Mission Statement:

Our mission is to nurture the potential of the whole child and cultivate the growth of a diverse, international community. We provide a respectful and peaceful Montessori environment that promotes academic excellence.

Programs and Services:

Our enrichment programs are Spanish, Gardening, Art, Soccer and Theater.

Notes/School Information:

Palm Harbor Montessori Academy is a FCIS and FKC accredited Montessori school serving children ages 12 months to 15 years. We offer a competitive, individualized academic program dedicated to providing students with an authentic Montessori education. Our beautiful campus features prepared classroom environments with authentic Montessori materials and five spacious acres with state-of-the-art pool facilities, secured playgrounds, a soccer field, basketball court and gardens. We invite you to visit us and discover what makes our school so special.