Fatima Payan

  • Mrs. Payan's School is a Montessori small preschool for young children from 2 to 6 years old. It is a beautiful, healthy and safe environment. This fully licensed large family child care is a Montessori Preschool.
  • We offer all the trends of a Montessori education but never ignore the benefits of a traditional approach.
  • Children are exposed to Math and Language following the Montessori method and using the Montessori materials.
  • Objectives of Mrs. Payan's school: to offer an excellent Montessori Education in a beautiful setting, To help the children achieve their full potential using the Montessori Method but not excluding any other strategy, To assist the children in their learning process with a very individualized approach.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
European Council for International Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1997
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students12 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Fatima Payan Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(school polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Atelier, Violin

School Notes

  • Mrs. Payan School offers a preschool Montessori environment.
  • It is a bilingual program (Spanish/English).
  • A ratio of 4 to 1 insures that nothing is overlooked and that the lessons are highly tailored to the individual child.
  • A full day program starts at 8:30 and ends at 3 pm.
  • A half day for toddlers is offered from 3 to 6 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. We follow Miami Dade Public Schools calendar.
  • "It is a hidden treasure in lush Coconut Grove", said a mom whose three children attended the school.
  • Come and let us serve and guide your child's growth and development.

Nearby Private Schools

  • The nearest high school, elementary school and preschool to Fatima Payan is Riviera Schools (0.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
This is the third year my child has attended this pre-school and we could not be happier! Mrs. Payan offers high quality academics with individualized attention, music and art lessons, field trips, and a backyard eden with playground and garden. Highly highly recommended!
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Terrific neighborhood school for our kids -- enriching activities, caring teachers with lessons in multiple languages (Spanish, French), a real hidden gem in Coconut Grove
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I had my 5yr old son attend Ms. Payan's school all summer camp. I was thrilled at the personalized attention that he received. He came home every day singing new songs and excited about what he was learning. Ms. Payan helped to work on his discipline and how well he played with others. It was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend this school!
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