MMS serves preschool through middle school and is based on Montessori philosophy as well as other current and compatible methodologies.
The school offers a state-of-the-art (contemporary) educationally challenging learning environment.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 220 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1977
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
220 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Millhopper Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
5%
Average Class Size
25 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Dress code listed in the Parent Handbook)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition amounts range depending on the age of the child.
Admissions Director
Amilda Clark
Admissions Associate
N/A

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Afternoon Academics, Beginning Cooking, Chess Club, Sewing Studio

Club or Organization:
Journalism Club, Middle School Gaming Society, Spotlight Kids Drama Club, Spotlight Kids Junior

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Studios, Keiki Hula, Vocal Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Capoeira

School Notes

  • MILLHOPPER MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LLC is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Florida Kindergarten Council and is affiliated with the American Montessori Society. The school was founded in 1977. The Millhopper Montessori School enjoys a spacious facility for its extensive private educational program in Gainesville. The Millhopper Montessori School serves children ages two through 8th grade. True to its Montessori heritage, the staff fosters creative thinking and problem-solving through the use of manipulative and other educational tools. A diversified curriculum ensures all aspects of your child`s educational needs will be met. Our low student-teacher ratio, one-to-one and small group instruction, and complete Montessori curriculum enables children to have a self-paced individualized program. Hands-on materials enhance visual and kinesthetic learning, while independence and self-discipline develop through the classroom dynamics. Subject areas include practical life, math, geometry, botany, zoology, geology, astronomy, health sciences, art, drama, music, movement, Spanish, media, theatre, and seasonal activities. Christina Miller is the founder and director of Millhopper Montessori School. She is trained and certified by the Montessori Association of Florida (MAF) for pre-primary, American Montessori Society (AMS) in Elementary, holds a B.A. in elementary education and an M.A. in curriculum design. Her many pursuits include co-owner of Dynamic Didactic Developware, a software company that created "Mentors Mathematic" an innovative software and manipulative program used to teach younger children place value in the four mathematic operations.
Source: Verified school update

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5  
Wonderful teachers in tune with each child's individual needs. Lots of art, music, speech/drama/debate & technology. Fabulous environment!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 220 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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