The Von Wedel Montessori School

  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students56 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
86%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Von Wedel Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / 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.

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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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