Millhopper Montessori School

8505 Nw 39th Ave,
Gainesville, FL, 32606-0326
Tel: (352)375-6773
Grades: K - 8 | 232 students
MMS serves preschool through middle school and is based on Montessori philosophy as well as other current and compatible methodologies.
The school offers a state-of-the-art (contemporary) educationally challenging learning environment.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1977

Student Body

Total Students 232 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 33%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Millhopper Montessori School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 25 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Dress code listed in the Parent Handbook)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Ranges from 7135 to 8650
Admissions Director Amilda Clark

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, SoccerBasketballFlag Football,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Beginning Cooking, Afternoon Academics, Sewing Studio, Chess Club, Imaginative Movement, Vocal Ensemble, Spotlight Kids Junior, Spotlight Kids Drama Club Sewing Studio, Chess Club, Beginning Cooking,
Afternoon Academics,
Imaginative Movement,
Vocal Ensemble,
Spotlight Kids Junior,
Spotlight Kids Drama Club,

School Notes:

  • MILLHOPPER MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LLC is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Florida Kindergarten Council and is affiliated with the American Montessori Society. The school was founded in 1977. The Millhopper Montessori School enjoys a spacious facility for its extensive private educational program in Gainesville. The Millhopper Montessori School serves children ages two through 8th grade. True to its Montessori heritage, the staff fosters creative thinking and problem-solving through the use of manipulative and other educational tools. A diversified curriculum ensures all aspects of your child’s educational needs will be met. Our low student-teacher ratio, one-to-one and small group instruction, and complete Montessori curriculum enables children to have a self-paced individualized program. Hands-on materials enhance visual and kinesthetic learning, while independence and self-discipline develop through the classroom dynamics. Subject areas include practical life, math, geometry, botany, zoology, geology, astronomy, health sciences, art, drama, music, movement, Spanish, media, theatre, and seasonal activities. Christina Miller is the founder and director of Millhopper Montessori School. She is trained and certified by the Montessori Association of Florida (MAF) for pre-primary, American Montessori Society (AMS) in Elementary, holds a B.A. in elementary education and an M.A. in curriculum design. Her many pursuits include co-owner of Dynamic Didactic Developware, a software company that created “Mentors Mathematic” an innovative software and manipulative program used to teach younger children place value in the four mathematic operations.
  • Profile last updated: 11/10/2012

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Trilogy School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Trilogy School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Countryside Christian School (1.4 miles away)
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  • Recommended May 14, 2013 - Wonderful teachers in tune with each child''s individual needs. Lots of art, music, speech/drama/debate & technology. Fabulous environment! - Posted by Parent

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