Garden Montessori School

  • Garden Montessori School (GMS) is affiliated with America Montessori Society (AMS) meeting all standards of excellence in accordance with national guidelines.
  • GMS is currently establishing its accreditation through AMS and the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC).
  • The activities and environment provided in a Montessori school stimulate and develop a thirst for learning, a curiosity about one's surroundings and a desire to discover and to do things for oneself.
  • We hope during a child's development he/she will learn to solve problems using an organized approach, to use freedom wisely, to respect others, and develop a love for learning.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
International Montessori Council (IMC)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded 2009

Student Body

Total Students 100 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Garden Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Polo Shirts and Khaki)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,500
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $5,600 to $ 9,600 for the school year.
Admissions Director Stefani Ruskin

School Notes

  • GMS is accredited by the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC). We are also a Full Member School with the American Montessori Society (AMS) and The International Montessori Council (IMC) meeting all standards of excellence in accordance with the national guidelines. GMS became the first "Gold Seal Level II Certified" Green preschool in the state of Florida in 2009 by a National Third Green Audit Program. We are proud to announce our elevation from a Level II to a Level III certification of excellence. 
  • Garden Montessori School`s Montessori certified lead teachers and administration, and experienced staff, have been involved in Montessori education for many years. They are uniquely talented professionals with a passion for inspiring young minds.  
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