What are your hours?
School hours are 8:00- 3:00. Before care starts at 7:00 and after care ends at 6:00.
How do I enroll my child?
Go to our website and click the gradelink.com link. Create an account and complete the application. There is a $50 fee per application. Once approved we will need a copy of the last report card, birth certificate, shot records/exemptions and annual physical. If there is an IEP or 504 Plan, that is needed as well.
Is there a cost to attend this school?
Yes, we are a private school and there are fees to attend. Parents who qualify may use Step Up, McKay, or AAA scholarships. Any child on scholarship that does not cover the cost of will pay a quarterly fee.
Do students wear uniforms?
Yes. All shirts and outerwear may be purchased at Children’s Uniform World. Their physical location is 4525 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233, or uniforms may be purchased at www.childrensworlduniform.com. Khaki or Navy blue bottoms may be purchased at any store.
Is lunch provided?
No, parents must supply students with lunch.Ramen Noodles and seafood of any kind are NOT allowed. Parents may have lunch delivered.
What curriculum is used?
We are a Montessori school. Classes from age 3 -6th grade use Montessori materials to learn. Supplemental books are used, however, the materials guide the learning. Grades 7 and 8 learn through a more traditional approach. The will use textbooks, but will also learn through projects in and out of the classroom.
What qualifications do teachers have?
All teachers have a college degree with at least 2 years teachining experience. Most teachers are Montessori trained or in the process of being trained. All teachers have a love for teaching and are committed to helping each child develop.
What is the student to teacher ratio?
There are 12 students per every 1 teacher.
How can I support my student at home?
Parents are encouraged to use the links provided on our website for extra practice at home. Parents can also allow open dialougue between home and school. In addition review homework, make projects a part of family time and quiz students on car rides about what they’ve been learning.
My child has special needs. Can they join your school?
We welcome all students to our school while acknowledging we may not be able to serve every student. Montessori has proven to work well with children who have ADHD or on the Autism Spectrum. There are some learning disabilitis we can accommodate. The best thing to do is bring all paperwork concerning your child so we can collectively make an informed decision.
How can parents be involved?
Parents are welcome to volunteer during the school day. Parents are also encouraged to join our Parent Teacter Student Association (PTSA).
How are students assessed?
Students who are 3 years to sisxth grade receive a detialed report each quarter. The report informs you of what students have been introduced to, what they have started learning, and what they have mastered. Students in grades 7 and 8 receive a traditional report card each quarter. Students ages 5 and up are tested 3 times a years to track their academic progress.