Montessori By The Sea

  • Montessori By The Sea provides an authentic Montessori education to children ages three (3) years of age through Upper Elementary. We have 2 Primary classrooms, 1 Lower El (1st-3rd grade) and 1 Upper El (4th-6th grade).
  • All teachers hold Montessori teaching certificates from Montessori training program.
  • Our child centered curriculum includes movement, multi-sensory materials and guided discovery within a mixed age community of children.
  • Students ulitize the beach and Gulf of Mexico right next to our campus as an exploritory environment for learning.
  • Parents are encourage to become a part of our Montessori community, as families get to know each other and play an active part in the school through volunteer programs and social events organized by our Montessori Parent Association (MPA).

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
International Montessori Council (IMC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1983
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$175
Summer Program Cost Notes175 per week

Student Body

Total Students75 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Montessori By The Sea Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,910
Tuition NotesPrimary Annual Tuition $7605 Elementary Annual Tuition 8910
Admissions AssociateChristina Warnstedt

School Notes

  • Montessori by the Sea is a private, non-profit Montessori school currently serving children from 3 to 12 years old in beautiful multi-age learning environments. Our school is just minutes away from St. Petersburg and Gulfport overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in historic Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida. We offer an authentic Montessori curriculum, including movement, hands on learning and guided discovery. Montessori certified educators facilitate the delivery of that curriculum in a manner that nurtures a life-long love of learning and instills a sense of wonder.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
This school is such a little gem. Located just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico, we couldn't believe how lucky we were to have found such an awesome school for our son. Miss Katie and Miss Kathy are excellent teachers who truly take their time to work with your child and his/her individual needs. We have almost completed their primary program and will move on to lower elementary in August. They also have a great beach summer camp for 3-6-year-olds that you don't want to miss!
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Montessori by the Sea offers true Montessori education provided by supportive, hands on teachers. This school is set across the street from the Gulf of Mexico which provides the children the additional opportunity to explore their environment and learn about marine life as well.
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