Amelia Island Montessori School

Amelia Island Montessori School (AIMS) is an independent school in Fernandina Beach, Florida, offering a private education true to the original Maria Montessori philosophy.
Founded in 1973, Amelia Island Montessori sits on a beautiful wooded campus within walking distance to the Atlantic Ocean.
We are the only school in Nassau County to be accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the prestigious Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS).
We welcome students from 18 months to 14 years of age.
It is a place where children love learning, and learn the skills that will prepare them for life.
It is a place where they can benefit from an individualized curriculum, small class sizes, caring faculty, and a method of education that has influenced innovators and thinkers for more than a century.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1973

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 45%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size
14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Depends on program
Admissions Director
Diane van Lanen

School Notes

  • Amelia Island Montessori School (AIMS) is an independent school in Fernandina Beach, Florida, offering a private education true to the original Maria Montessori philosophy. Founded in 1973, Amelia Island Montessori sits on a beautiful wooded campus within walking distance to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • We are the only school in Nassau County to be accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the prestigious Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS). We welcome students from 18 months to 14 years of age.
  • It is a place where children love learning, and learn the skills that will prepare them for life. It is a place where they can benefit from an individualized curriculum, small class sizes, caring faculty, and a method of education that has influenced innovators and thinkers for more than a century.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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