Community Montessori School Photo #1 - An Education for Life
Community Montessori School Photo #1 - An Education for Life
Community Montessori School is committed to respecting children as individuals, nourishing them and educating them for peace.
Our goal at Community Montessori School is to provide a prepared environment that responds to the developmental needs of the age group and cultivates each child's unique human potential by adhering to Montessori's principles.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-9
  • Enrollment: 135 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Community Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-9
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
135 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Community Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Land's End for elementary and up

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies based on the program. Please see the website for more information.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program available only for currently enrolled students.
Admissions Director
Olga McBride


Total Sports Offered
1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Bricks 4 Kidz, Chess Club, Let's Build It

Arts and Music Programs:
Act Up, Violin

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer Shots

School Notes

  • We currently offer the following programs: Toddler (18 months - 3 years), Primary (ages 3-6), Lower Elementary (grades 1-3), Upper Elementary (grades 4-6), and Adolescent (grades 7-9). Our Webb Road Campus serves the Toddler and Primary Programs, and our Civic Road Campus serves the Elementary and Adolescent Programs. The campuses are within walking distance from each other.
  • We are proud to be one of the oldest and most respected Montessori schools in the Tampa Bay area. In 2019 we celebrated our 30th anniversary!
  • The Montessori method embraces a broad vision of education as a tool for life. Founded on the belief that children possess an inherent love of learning, it provides a framework for engaging students in meaningful work and experiences. Montessori education seeks the formation of children who are independent thinkers and creative problem-solvers, capable of leading productive, responsible, and harmonious lives.
  • Montessori classrooms are known as "prepared environments" with specially designed materials and learning tools. Because children develop on different timelines, students work at their own pace, with teachers providing lessons and guidance at appropriate intervals. Classrooms operate on three-year cycles, allowing students to form close relationships and engage in cooperative learning and mentoring roles.
  • Community Montessori School opened it's doors at our Webb Road Campus in the fall of 1989 with two classrooms and an enrollment of 30 children, ages 2 through 5. Our goal was to provide the very best education for children following the methods and philosophies that were true to the vision of Maria Montessori. Enrollment grew each year, and classrooms were added to meet the demand as space allowed. In 1993, the program was expanded to include an elementary program for children 6 to 9 years old. In 1996, Community Montessori School moved the elementary program to a spacious location around the corner on Civic Road. At this additional location, CMS was able to add an Upper Elementary program for students up to 12 years of age. In early 2000, CMS became a not-for-profit school. It was also presented with an opportunity to purchase the property that housed and surrounded the Civic Road campus. The acquisition of this property gave the school the physical space to embark on the next phases of growth: to develop an Adolescent Program for students up to age 15 and build a new campus that could house all levels of Community Montessori School. In the 2006 - 2007 school year, we completed the first phase of growth and developed our Adolescent Program. The following year, the seventh and eighth-year students moved into the newly renovated Adolescent building located on the Memorial Highway side of our property. We welcomed more new additions to our Civic Road campus during our 2007-2008 school year. The Adolescent program planned and built an incredible organic garden near their classroom. They have learned about beekeeping and currently maintain two beehives along with a chicken coop on campus.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Community Montessori School offer?

Community Montessori School offers 1 interscholastic sports: Soccer.

What is Community Montessori School's ranking?

Community Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for Community Montessori School?

The application deadline for Community Montessori School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I love it here, it's made learning so much more fun I enjoy going to school every day and I'd never think I could say that. The students here are excellent as well they are all so respectful and forgiving!! Thank you, CMS.
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CMS is a wonderful school with an extremely well-trained, caring and supportive staff. Our two children have flourished here. Community Montessori offers exceptional academic programs and also focuses on a child's social and emotional development such character development and problem solving.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-9
  • Enrollment: 135 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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