The Candil Jacaranda School is an independent, non-sectarian, and co-educational preparatory day school founded in 1979.
We offer an accelerated academic program which incorporates a Montessori blended pathway for students of average and above average abilities in preschool through grade five.
Our unique approach to education allows students to benefit from a hands-on curriculum designed to involve the student in active learning.
The Candil Jacaranda School is fully accredited by SACS/CASI, AMS, and AISF and is a Florida Gold Seal School Recipient.
It is nationally recognized by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, and is a member of the Broward County Non-Public School Association.
We are proud of the international composition of our student body.
Candil Jacaranda School welcomes students of all races and ethnic origin who place a priority on learning.
We have an "Open Admissions Policy" of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed or ethnic origin.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 56 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
56 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
86%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
The Von Wedel Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • The Candil Jacaranda School is an independent, non-sectarian, and co-educational preparatory day school founded in 1979. We offer an accelerated academic program which incorporates a Montessori blended pathway for students of average and above average abilities in preschool through grade five. Our unique approach to education allows students to benefit from a hands-on curriculum designed to involve the student in active learning. The Candil Jacaranda School is fully accredited by SACS/CASI, AMS, and AISF and is a Florida Gold Seal School Recipient. It is nationally recognized by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, and is a member of the Broward County Non-Public School Association. We are proud of the international composition of our student body. Candil Jacaranda School welcomes students of all races and ethnic origin who place a priority on learning. We have an "Open Admissions Policy" of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed or ethnic origin.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

School Reviews

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I have 2 children in the Candil Jacaranda School. My oldest child has attended for 3 years and I am very pleased. The director Mrs. Medina is always present and visable. The teachers are very nice. You have access to the teachers in the morning and the afternoon to ask questions or get feedback. The school is small and I have gotten to know many of the students and staff over the years and they are all great people. The school seems happy and most importantly my child is happy!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 56 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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