Emerging Minds Montessori Academy

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Founded in 2008, Emerging Minds Montessori Academy is located at the West Campus of First United Methodist Church.
The campus is filled with many beautiful trees and boasts a truly natural environment nestled in the heart of West Boca Raton. We are a non-religious Montessori serving children ages 2 through 8th Grade.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 84 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
84 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Emerging Minds Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
(polo shirt, pants, shorts or skorts.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Barbara Altbrandt


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Arts and Music Programs:
Art Program, Hand Bell Choir, Music Class

School Notes

  • Our program is designed to fulfill the needs of the whole child.  We strongly follow the principals of Dr Maria Montessori, which is based upon the philosophy that children learn best when engaged in purposeful activity. It is our position that every child is an individual who deserves to be respected and honored and should be given lessons according to his/her unique style and potential in a clean, safe, well-equipped environment. Our teachers, staff, and families are partners in promoting good character and values, such as kindness, compassion, respect for all living things, as well as respect and care for the environment.  Together we are committed to helping the child become aware of his/her responsibility and importance within the community.It is our goal to provide every child with a strong academic foundation, to help build a positive self-image, encourage continued community service, and to inspire them to become self motivated independent, life long learners.  

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
After moving to Florida, we tried two other preschools briefly before landing at Emerging Minds Montessori Academy. It came highly recommended from a professional colleague in education whose judgement I trust. We were not disappointed! We're currently in our fifth year, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this school. My son started here in the toddler room and is now in 1st grade in the Lower Elementary classroom, and I have a daughter starting there this fall. The teachers are outstanding, the staff is fantastic, and the school just attracts the nicest kids and parents. They've really created something special here -- an environment that is warm, loving, fun and engaging, and filled with truly happy kids who have developed an intrinsic love for learning. It is definitely academically oriented and challenging, but it is child-led and at their own pace. Emerging Minds is the real deal as far as truly authentic Montessori (AMS member) schools go. I love that they go up to 8th grade and continue the mixed-age classroom and Montessori method of teaching.
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This school is very loving and warm. It was the perfect place to send my children. My first and second graders had attended one of the most competitive private programs only to feel "my teachers do not care about me". Not here at EMMA. We truly value and appreciate the warmth of the teaching style at Emerging Minds.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 84 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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