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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 175 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1995
Summer School Offered
Yes
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 Details

Student Body

Total Students
175 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Safety Harbor Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Varies with age/grade level, $9,500-$17,200.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions Director
Lori Mikulaschek
Admissions Associate
Germaine DiJohn

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

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.

School Reviews

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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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 175 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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