Why Choose AMS?
At Alexander Montessori School, most of our Teachers are provided with Teacher Assistants, relieving them of a lot of routine duties so they can concentrate on teaching and responding to the children’s needs. The school’s unique structure gives children the unusual opportunity to work at their own pace.
Spanish Education and Spanish Immersion Program
Spanish language is important in South Florida. Children with a Spanish heritage who may speak Spanish at home often do not develop appropriate skills in reading and writing the language. Our objective is to develop skills in conversational Spanish and to enhance the reading and writing skills in this language for native and non-native speakers of Spanish. Learn more about our Preschool Spanish Immersion Program.
For a Montessori School to be accredited, it must meet the following standards developed by The American Montessori Society:
- Defining appropriate educational goals and providing educational programs to achieve them;
- Maintaining a qualified faculty and an effective school organization;
- Accessing outcomes of school experiences and controlling the quality of educational program;
- Responding to concerns of parents and needs of the school community;
- Providing for the continuity of its programs and planning for their future;
- Describing with accuracy the content of its services and programs;
- Developing plans and activities for continuous school improvement.
Private schools must be examined periodically by their professional peers in independent education in order to become accredited. These highly-respected agencies, which have a long and distinguished history of service to private education, grant a certification of competency, authority, and credibility to independent schools. They determine that the school is doing what it represents itself to do, that it is a viable educational institution, and that is is operating in an ethical and professional manner.
We start our computer education in our Preschool Division, with special software programs suited to younger children to give them some first-hand experience. In Lower and Middle School Prep, children receive regular instruction in our Computer Lab.
We also have computers in the classrooms where they are used to reinforce academic skills. We have invested heavily in the equipment, software, and instruction, so our children have every opportunity to develop these essential skills.
Extracurricular & Cultural Activities
Music, art, the Greek Olympics, the Art Show, the Carnival, the Science Fair & Rocket Launching, the Spelling Bee, Student Government, Safety Patrol, physical education, intramural sports, holiday activities, and special performances throughout the year provide our children with the opportunity to develop skills, talents, and fulfill themselves outside the academic routine -- or just to have fun. Children find Alexander Montessori School a happy, friendly, and challenging place.
Four Beautiful Environments
The Old Cutler Road Campus has been cited as one of the ideal Preschool facilities in the country. One Toddler House and six Children’s Houses surround a shady courtyard, and each has its own secure outdoor patio. The grounds are green, shady, and spacious, making a lovely place for outside play. The Old Culter Road Campus draws students from and throughout Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, Kendall, South Miami, and Pinecrest.
The Red Road Campus occupies an old Spanish-style house in a yard filled with trees and greenery, giving it a unique South Florida charm. Two Children's Houses reside here, along with the school's Administrative Office. The Red Road Campus draws students from and throughout Coral Gables, South Miami, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Key Biscayne, and Pinecrest.
The Ludlam Road Campus, our Elementary location, is nestled on six acres containing shady groves, hammocks, and green playing fields. It is a quiet oasis conducive to a relaxed and safe learning environment. The Ludlam Road Campus draws students from and throughout Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, South Miami, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Cutler Bay, Kendall, and Pinecrest.
The Palmetto Bay Campus is located directly across the street from the Palmetto Bay Village Center. This spacious house was built in 1906 and hosts 1 Toddler House and 1 Children's House, allowing for learning and play in a beautifully serene, nurturing environment and playground area. The Palmetto Bay Campus draws students from and throughout Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, South Miami, Cutler Bay, Kendall and Pinecrest.
Alexander Montessori School offers a complimentary shuttle bus service. This service can be arranged as one-way AM or PM, or round trip. Families living or working in the South Miami/Coral Gables/Coconut Grove/Downtown areas often find our FREE shuttle bus from our Red Road (South Miami) location to be convenient.
We place the highest priority on the safety and security of our students and Staff. Cameras monitor the grounds at each Campus to complement the security guards posted at each entrance. In addition, ThorGuard, the world’s only lightning prediction system, is installed and in constant operation at every location.
A Record of Achievement
After Alexander, our students typically attend top-notch Miami college preparatory schools such as Palmer-Trinity School, Gulliver Schools, Ransom Everglades School, and Riviera Schools.
The following is a partial list of colleges and universities attended by Alexander Montessori School graduates:
An Excellent Alternative to Public Education
No fewer than two U.S. Secretaries of Education have stated that the system of public education is declining in spite of increasing budgets. The private school lives or dies by its performance. Being wealthy is not a prerequisite for a parent choosing a private school.
Many families choose our school for their children and know that our alumni are properly prepared to meet the academic challenges of some of the most academically rigorous middle schools, high schools and colleges.
Invest in your child’s future. Your child will be profoundly affected by the decision you make. This is a gift for a lifetime of learning to love to learn.
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