Montessori School of Fort Myers
2151 Crystal Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33907
American Montessori Society
Services: <strong>Inspiring Children for over 44 Years</strong><br><br>Montessori School of Fort Myers was founded in 1969 by a group of dedicated parents who wanted to provide an authentic Montessori education to preschool aged children (infant kindergarten) in Fort Myers, FL.<br><br><strong>At a Glance:</strong><br><br><strong>Ages:</strong> Children ages 6 weeks 6 years old (infant through kindergarten)<br><strong>Community Size:</strong> 5 classrooms, up to 92 children<br><strong>Facility:</strong> 5,000ft2 nestled in the Villas residential neighborhood next to Grace Brethren Church.<br><strong>A Montessori School:</strong> We are a private secular Montessori school that follows the Lee County School Districts 10 month school year (180 days of class per year). We also cater to dual-income families by offering care during common school holidays and a summer camp. The School is distinguished by the quality of its Montessori curriculum which has been heavily influenced by its affiliation with the American Montessori Society.
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Our experience with MSFM was superb until the new owner took over in April 2014. There is now an evident lack of structure, organization, and communication. We began to see our child regress parallel to the turnover happening in the classroom, other parents saw this in their children as well. Procedures and systems promised were never implemented. However, it is fair to mention the teachers are capable and compassionate, specifically those that have been at MSFM for many years and the new are trying. We really felt our child was loved by his teachers but in the end, felt best to move him to another school. The staff is not getting the support needed from the administration to make the inside of the classroom work efficiently and effectively.
09/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This is an awesome school!
As a working mother of four daughters it was very important to me to find a great environment to have my daughters at when not at home. I found this environment in 1998, when my oldest daughter was only three. I had recently moved back to the area and interviewed over 15 different schools and daycares to start her education at. I have never question my decision, this school is awesome. It is a smaller school with about 85-95 children from age 1 to 7. Montessori is the system that is taught here and if you don't know about it, you need to come in and see for yourself.
Children are not treated as kids to be watched over, but as individuals seeking to learn and know more about their lives, the world and environment in which they live. It is a loving environment where children are not coddled but are encouraged to learn and explore. It is amazing when your three year old comes home and tells you what they have learned about when studying Africa and Asia.
It is funny when I go and pick my children in the afternoon, and they want to stay and play. I have found that many of the kids that attend this school are very well rounded. After your child attends here a while and they are placed in an open environment, you can tell the kids apart by their ability to cope with things and their open minds and caring attitude. Though I may sound biased, you will find many other parents that feel the same way.
I can not say enough great things about this school. Go take a tour - Ruth Anne, Mindy and Captain Charlie are always available for you.