Safety Harbor Montessori Academy

  • Safety Harbor Montessori Academy is a learning community whose primary goal is to help students reach their full potential in all aspects of their development, in a loving, respectful atmosphere. We have programs for children, ages two through fourteen, providing continuity from early childhood to adolescence, and we are fortunate to enroll students of many religions and backgrounds from all over the world.
  • With the Montessori curriculum as our foundation, we strive to emphasize the intrinsic rewards of learning.
  • Our rich learning environment encourages curiosity, compassion, independence, creative thought, a strong work ethic, and respect for our global community.

School News

  • Students Giving Back - 02/05/2020 - Safety Harbor Montessori Academy almunus Hailey Scheiman and her cousin and current student Tommy Ross, demonstrate how to make a collection box for their Ronald McDonald House fundraising campaign.
  • The Haunting in the Oceans - 02/05/2020 - Safety Harbor Montessori Academy students discuss the environmental concerns with our oceans, and steps we can take toward a solution.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1995
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$200
Summer Program Cost Notes$200 per week, but varies based on age and how many days a week the child attends.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students175 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Safety Harbor Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,500
Tuition NotesVaries with age/grade level, $9,500-$17,200.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions DirectorLori Mikulaschek
Admissions AssociateGermaine DiJohn

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Gymnastics, SoccerBalletBasketball,
DanceFlag Football,
GymnasticsSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Club, Youth Environmental Conservation

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Music Lessons

School Notes

  • In order to fulfill our mission statement, our first priority must be to provide an emotional environment that is safe and nurturing for all members of our community. To that end, we are committed to providing a developmentally appropriate environment and set of expectations at each level, guided by the basic tenets of Montessori philosophy. Each classroom and the school as a whole are infused with a sense of community, founded on mutual respect. Basic values such as responsibility, integrity, peacefulness, compassion, and an appreciation of the value of work are imparted through modeling, discussion, and daily social interactions.Our academic program is designed to be challenging, stimulating, and engaging to each student. By finding a match between students` academic abilities and challenges offered, we maximize each student`s ability to learn at his or her level of development. Our students learn through discovery and inquiry, constructing their intelligence and body of knowledge through work that provides for authentic feedback without value judgments. Choices in learning encourage students` love of learning and personal involvement in their work. Our goal is to create lifelong learners, now more important than ever, since we live in an increasingly complex, information-based society. We strive to develop our students` intrinsic motivation, avoiding external controls whenever possible, believing that strong, moral citizens must be guided by an inner voice rather than external approval.We are dedicated to the Montessori philosophy of education, and to the importance of continuing to develop curricula, integrating new technology when possible, to support, update, and expand on Dr. Montessori`s brilliant, more than one hundred year work in progress. We are also committed to integrating new information about the way the brain functions and develops into what is already a neurologically sound approach to education.Finally, we strive to provide a holistic learning experience that educates students physically, cognitively, morally, socially, and emotionally. To that end, we strive to help our students become independent workers, creative thinkers, strong collaborators, effective communicators, and avid problem solvers. By attending to all aspects of our students` development, we celebrate the inherent value in their humanity, no matter what gifts and limitations they may have.

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We have had a great experience at Safety Harbor Montessori Academy. The teachers are nurturing and the front office staff is welcoming and helpful. They have a lovely environment for the children to participate in engaging activities inside and outside of the classroom. I especially appreciate the Transparent Classroom tool where they send progress info and almost daily photos of my child engaged in various works.
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