Center Montessori School

6024 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207
Tel: (941)753-4987
Grades: NS-8
The purpose of the Center Montessori School is to educate children by subordinating teaching to learning so that children are empowered to continue to educate themselves throughout their lifetimes.
We strive to provide intellectually stimulating, unlimited learning opportunities in a physically and emotionally safe environment, respectful of the whole child, so that the child may become academically advanced, culturally enriched, socially adept, emotionally secure, and physically fit according to the child's potential.
The school seeks to develop competent social skills within the children by teaching them strategies for solving problems.
Children are encouraged to dialogue with each other in order to express their feelings and to deal with interpersonal issues.
They are guided by teachers who are interested in preserving the children's self-esteem and in helping them become self-disciplined.
Our Montessori elementary education program takes into account the child's growing transformation from one who learns through concrete examples to one who can learn from and make abstractions.
Consequently, one finds an array of educational hands-on materials, sequenced and structured to guide the child through the passage from the concrete to the abstract.
These materials span lessons of language, mathematics, and cultural subjects.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Mara Fulk
Admissions Associate Michelle Peterson

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Art, After School Spanish, Ballet, Individual tutoring, Jazz Band, Kinder gym, Math Counts, Running Club, Tumbling Ballet, Jazz Band, Kinder gym, Math Counts, Running Club, Tumbling, After School Art,
After School Spanish,
Individual tutoring,

School Notes

Students at Center Montessori School can:
  • Work at their highest level possible.  We set the minimum, the child sets the maximum!
  • Work in multi age group settings which both motivates younger children to try to achieve what older kids are working on and solidifies what older children have already learned as they have opportunities to help younger children. 
  • Individual Teaching
Our Toddler and Primary classes are child centered for hands-on sensorial learning in a prepared environment that encourages children to develop
  • independence, concentration, self-motivation and responsibility
  • gross and fine motor control and coordination
  • foundations for success in language, writing, reading, and math

In our elementary program, children take an active responsibility in their learning by exercising work choices within the scope of curriculum.
The elementary curriculum includes:

  • Mathematics
  • Grammar
  • History
  • Physical Science
  • Botany
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • Reading & Writing
  • Literature
  • Geography
  • Zoology
  • Chemistry
  • Public Speaking
  • Art and Art History
  • Physical Education


Our well-rounded program provides rigorous intellectual stimulation and enables children to develop skills necessary for high school and life such as:

  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Independent working
  • Cooperative group work skills
  • Self-assurance
  • Creativity
  • Personal reflection and self knowledge
  • Commitment to community
We do this in an emotionally safe environment that promotes self-esteem.

The middle school builds upon the elementary curriculum and includes:

  • Language
  • Mathematics  Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry
  • Geography
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Economics
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Operating a business
  • Career Education
  • Internships
  • Life Science
  • Drama
  • Band and Jazz Band
  • Computer Education
  • Community Service
  • Public Speaking and Speech Presentation Skills

Profile last updated: 08/12/2015

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School Reviews

5.0  9/8/2012
My daughter attended the Center Montessori School from 3 years-14 years where she has now entered an advanced program at MHS. The center prepared her academically in advanced studies. She loved the Art, Jazz Band, Chorus, and all other activities provided of the Center. All of the Teachers truely empower the children enabling them to grow into responsible young adults who "know who they are". They are grounded, well rounded human beings. Thank you, Center Montessori School
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