Sun Grove Montessori School

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: (772)464-5436
  • Sun Grove Montessori School is completely committed to providing the Montessori philosophy of learning to this community.
  • The creation and continued success of Sun Grove Montessori School are due to the hard work and dedication of parents and the network of volunteers from the school's families and the community.
  • The school is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, non-discriminatory educational facility. "Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world" ~ Maria Montessori.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.International Montessori Council (IMC)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1978

Student Body

Total Students137 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by GradeSun Grove Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students
Advanced CoursesMiddle School Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform not required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,000
Tuition NotesTuition rates vary depending on program level.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTerri Zuidema
Admissions AssociateLaurie Fryar


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Art Enrichment for Upper Elementary and Middle School, Elementary and Middle School, Music Together for Infant through Lower Elementary, Spanish Enrichment for Primary

Recreational Athletic Programs:
P.E. Enrichment for Elementary and Middle School

School Notes

A Montessori experience can:
  • Inspire a love of learning
  • Nurture curiosity and creativity
  • Introduce children to friends with similar interests and values
  • Lay the foundation for all later learning
  • Provide a place where home and school can work together
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  6/29/2016
This is my daughter's first year attending Sun Grove Montessori. She is in the Primary class and we could not be happier with the teachers. They are kind, compassionate, gentle, guiding, patient and you can truly tell that they embody the Montessori Method. My daughter didn't want to go to school initially so it was tough to see her sad but in class (we were able to watch her from an observation room) we saw how kind the other students were to her as well as the teachers. Because they were all so caring as she began attending school, I think it helped her really open up. Now she loves going and talks about it all the time. She is learning very quickly and comes home and always has a new song about something she learned --- colors, counting, continents, weather, etc. It's wonderful! The school is so different from public schools and completely different from religious based schooling. This non-religious school teaches a comprehensive approach to education - starts bilingual education with 3 year olds, they do yoga, they learn about gardening, they have ample outdoor play time, they learn manners with food. You cannot find this kind of quality anywhere else!
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5  2/28/2012
Sun Grove Montessori School offers quality Montessori education for infants through Middle School students. This school offers your child a hands on learning environment with exceptional Montessori trained staff and teachers. You MUST tour the school for yourself -by far, the best education in South Florida's Treasure Coast!
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5  2/28/2012
If you are looking for a school where the emphasis is on the "whole" child then look no further. Sun Grove Montessori School has not only provided my daughter with important academic lessons, but life lessons that will serve her in the next part of her journey. We love the mixed age groups, the individualized attention and the nurturing of each individuals potential!
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5  2/28/2012
Sun Grove Montessori School is a special place where the children are honored as individuals. We love the emphasis on education as a preparation for "life".
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