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PK-8
Public charter
Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 426
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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10853 Southwest 216th Street
Miami, FL 33170

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(305) 255-0064
(305) 255-4085
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Map of Coral Reef Montessori Academy Charter address.

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October 28, 2014
This small school is a gem. The class room lessons are individualized to accommodate each students level. The individualized style of teaching helps each student excel at their own pace. This school's no sugar policy teaches students at a young age about eating healthy. They have a great gardening and music program. There are many afterschool activities -soccer, violin, orchestra, chest, etc. The afterschool program is held right in the students own classroom. The parents are encouraged to be involved -and most of the parents are very involved. My daughter has excelled greatly in this school. She is above expectation in all the subjects. Most importantly, my daughter loves going to school. She is excited about all her lessons and has incorporated a lot of her lessons at home.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2014
The school is amazing I have my two girls going to the school since 2012 and they are great the teachers are the best and super attentive with each student. I love the gardening, and music programs, but what i love the most is that the school is a community of parents and teachers working with the same goal in mind the students. I recommend the school, 100% the montessori system had help my two girls to be independent and to think on their own.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Both my boys have just started school at Crma and thus far they love it. They are happy to go to school and enjoy the new style of learning, freedom and new knowledge/appreciation for nature and the world they live in. I'm very optimistic about their future at the school. Thus far I've seen that the teachers are very involved and very dedicated to helping the children develope nicely. They are great about keeping the parents involved and aware of all that goes on in the classroom. I'm happy with my choice.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
CRMA is a jem, I have had my daughter in this school since PK4 and they have a keen ability to focus on each child's academic needs and still be able to move the class along at a relatively smooth pace. I wouldn't want anything else! What's even better is the parents are kind too.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
I have two children enrolled at CRMA, in 1st grade and PK3. We have been at the school for about three years, and are extremely happy. One of the best things about the school is the sense of community that exists between all of the parents and teachers. The school offers a true Montessori environment, focused on the individual child's development. Another aspect of the school that I truly appreciate is the emphasis on health and environmentalism. From the school's no sugar policy to the list of ideas for healthy lunches that is provided with registration materials, this school's founders truly care about fostering the whole child. Kids WANT to learn in this school, and mine are flourishing and very happy. I have found that my first-grader is exhibiting knowledge and skills above that of her peers who are in traditional schools. My only concern when entering the school was that the classrooms are not as strictly controlled as the private Montessori school we came from, but thus far it has not proven to be an issue. The teachers and staff are simply amazing, and genuinely care about the students. They consistently go above and beyond! I would highly recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
Great discipline and organization. Teachers are helpfull and patience with teaching their student. Great environment with much to learn. Friendl and professional staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
A Montessori option in the public school system was, to me, a blessing. The teachers are well trained and very serious about this style of teaching and learning. With children of different ages comingled within classrooms, older ones help the younger ones learn which reinforces lessons for everyone. I could not be happier with this school, the faculty, administration, and parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
my school is the best my two grandson and my grand daughter learn so much they are 7 years old and 5 years old and they learn to read since they start PK 4 the teachers are great with the kids and the parents are always welcome to participate and help at school , the classrooms are always clean, the teachers always ready to talk to the parents giving you suggestions had to help your child , in one word they are fantastic my grand children are very happy and ready to go to school

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2013
At CRMA we have the best Parents! I have a grandmother that goes to read with the kids twice a week, parents take the mats to wash, sharpen pencils, laminated lessons, work on special projects with the kids, our parents this year got for our class a refrigerator, a projector, they send three teacher to the Montessori conference in Orlando and gave each teacher in the school money to buy materials for our class. I just got back from a teacher lunch hosted by the parents for teacher appreciation.....we have the best parents in the whole world! I love my parents!

- submitted by a teacher
May 03, 2013
My daughter began at CRMA in preK3. She is now a second grader. I can't say enough great things about this wonderful little school. They really do work on holistic education. The school as a whole is a warm little community, everyone is all-hands-on-deck, including parents and families. Everyone knows and cares for one another's child. School principals are easily accessible. My daughter is very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
We have been a part of the CRMA family for 4 years. Both my daughter & son attend this wonderful school. My daughter came from a Waldorf school where academics were not taught until a later age. She was allowed to enter CRMA in 1st grade and given the time & space she needed to catch up. The teachers are loving & kind facilitators, allowing the children to blossom at their own pace and keep their love of learning intact. The school staff is THE most supportive I have ever experienced!! We ve received the most amazing support from teachers & administrators whenever it was needed. As a parent I value that my family is treated with respect and kindness by all the staff there. The parents & kids all know each other and we support each other in and out of school. Both of my kids have flourished at CRMA & I highly recommend this special place to all parents who are looking for a more organic alternative to public compulsory education. The Montessori style of education is nurturing to a child s spirit & I am thrilled that I don t have to worry about my children s education until high school. We are truly blessed to have such a gem of a school in our community!!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
My daughter & son, both previously attended this school. The education to which they has been exposed has exceeded my expectations. The directors has undoubtedly put forth much effort in staffing extremely competent and professional teachers. They possess the skills and capacity to provide a high degree of education, complemented by a sense of CARING AND LOVE. The administration is also well-qualified and they have operated with a great sense of organization. I have no doubt that CRMA will continue to exceed in all aspects. I strongly recommend this school for anyone who wishes to provide their child with an excellent, caring education within a family environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
CRMA is a top quality school that goes above and beyond for their students, particularly those who need additional support to meet their special needs. The CRMA staff has been very active with helping me acquire the necessary services that my children required. Furthermore, the teachers have been very accommodating with implementing strategies and providing extra support to my children. My other child, who attended CRMA for eight years, is attending high school at New World. I have experienced the horrors of the public schools in the vicinity, and CRMA is by far the best choice for your child's education AND well-being.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
I stumbled across this school when looking for an alternative to the public school in my neighborhood. I had almost no knowledge of the Montessori philosophy and at the beginning I was skeptical. Fast forward five years and I can tell you it was the best decision I could have made for my children. This is a school that values and teaches autonomy, responsibility, respect for self, respect for others and respect for the world we live in. The children are given all the tools they need to meet and exceed all academic expectations while learning at their own pace. The access to teachers and administration is unparalleled. There are some wonderful things happening with extracurricular activities. I would recommend this school without hesitation - and have many times.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
CRMA is unique in my experience, having taught at different Montessori schools. CRMA has positive energy, a sincere & dedicated staff & leadership. As a place to learn & grow, parents & children can work together w/CRMA.

- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2012
I withdrew my daughter from CRMA because I feel she was not learning. I am very disappointed in this school and parents should reconsider before choosing this school for a proper education. The faculty and staff are not the most friendly and the classes are way too big. My daughter's 1st - 3rd class had 37 kids in it! And it was the same in the other 1st - 3rd classes. My daughter attended CRMA from pre k4 - 2nd grade.....I gave it a chance and I can honestly say I was still unhappy with the school and so was my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2011
I have two son's that attend CRMA, to say we love it is an understatement. The students are with the same teachers for three years and throughout that time a real bond is formed. The teachers become more than teachers, they are extended family members thaty can describe your child almost as well as I can. The lessons are hands on so the students learn not by memorization but by actual experience. But their lessons dont stop at academics they have a holistic approach that nurture happy, health conscience, well rounded members of society. The students are the most respectfully well behaved kids I have ever experienced and that says alot considering it goes from k3 to 8th grade. Even the oofice staff are hands on and always helpful and caring...they know your kids too. The leaders are phenominal they seem to really support their teachers and of course the students. They are always looking for innovative ways to improve the school. Where else would the director invite parents to her house to host a meeting reguarding parenting classes-they truly care. The parents are great everyone is so invovled-its everyones school and I love the diverse atmosphere. I love CRMA!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2010
This is one of the few Montessori schools in the country that honestly tries to adhere to the Montessori Philosophy, while striving to meet state standards. The school has an outstanding reputation for meeting the needs of each student, including those individuals who require educators to think "out of the box" in order to come up with solutions for the child to be successful. The staff is hardworking, committed, creative and compassionate.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 10, 2010
CRMA provides a nurturing, Montessori environment while meeting the needs of the whole child. The teachers that work at CRMA are there because they truly love to teach. Despite long hours with lots of take home work, low pay and increasing responsibility they show up day after day with a smile on their face and full of enthusiasm to start the day with new and exciting Montessori lessons. The children are cared for with respect and love.I addition the school has a family like environment unlike any other school in Dade County.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
CRMA is outstanding. I have a 2nd grader and an 11th grader who was a former student. The nurturing and leadership they receive is not common for many other schools. At this school, children are treated as individuals and their teachers encourage their individualism.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
My kids attended this school from PK3 to 8th grade they are both now in High School and every day I realized they had the best education, the best teachers and staff. At CRMA the teachers, administration and staff really care about their students. CRMA is not a perfect school but is one of the few schools that care about the children!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
coral reef montessori academy charter school is very unique and diversified community.... there are people working and children attending the school from all over the world and from all walks of life. we truly work together to teach our community not only academics but how to get along with and accept others of all different background, ethnicities and beliefs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
Because it provides every student the possibilities to succeed, to demonstrate their talents and be nurtured as valuable individuals. My daughter is an 11th grader, and a former CRMAC student. With the help of the Montessori education, my daughter is a successful HS student, involved in her community, in school organizations and with aspirations of pursuing a career of service.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 05, 2010
The education that my daughter has received there at CRMA is exceptional. Her teacher is unlike any other teacher I have ever come across. I would recommend to any parent that is looking for an excellent education for their children to place them at CRMA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
It has help my niece and many other children that I know be themself and leave on their own terms.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
excellent personal attention to the students, in a friendly, organized and incredibly diverse school

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love that it's a small school with big values and that all students are equal and treated with respect. I love the open door policy the Teachers have and how you and your families are always welcome with open arms...with are a CRMA family Since 2005.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
We all love Coral Reef Montessori Academy, my children have attended since 2004, the teachers are awesome, caring, and take an active part in their overall academic growth. Furthermore, the staff makes it happen on a day to day basis always with a helpful attitude. Our community contributions are always on going with our annual Health Fair and the Business Expo and drama factory which gives the children a well rounded oppurtunities for growth.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
I love Coral Reef Montessori Academy because it is like a tiny United Nations; it's wonderful to see children of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds working together towards one common goal and the same applies to the staff. It is number one in my book in terms of teaching acceptance, tolerance, unity, respect, culture and of course, education. I used to be a teacher at CRMA, (I was there in the beginning), even before the two owners/principals, moved to their present site. It was inspiring to see the motivation and determination of these two awesome women make their dream a reality.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
All teaching staff and adminstration staff are caring. The kids are motivated to learn. And most of all, they do center around the real Montessori method which is great for all kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
It is a great school where the children are encouraged to learn at their own pace and are guided to be successful

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The family atmosphere makes it a very comfortable and enjoyable place for the students and parents. The teachers are all very dedicated and go the extra mile for the kids. Parents are encouraged to be involved at the school on a daily basis, so we become friends with teachers and office staff. This makes for a great partnership to support the kids. After five years here, i would recommend this to anyone, for more than just the excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
CRMA is the best. The teachers are great and it offers the students an opportunity to learn in a very safe and carefree environment. It's like one big family. The kids are encouraged to learn and share thier knowledge with others.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
CRMA is a fantastic school with an incredible staff. I am proud in today's educational climate to have such quality care for learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Last week the school had a health fair and it was good and fun. My child is treated as an individual. The teachers put 150% focus on the kids. My other son will be going to the Extreme school of CRMA and hope he also get Ms. Johann, to me she is the Best of the Best, My son always speak of her when she is nice and when she is bad, and that tells me a lot.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I've had my children @ this school for the past 6 years. The school's loving & amazingly patient faculty and staff, wonderfully accepting & enveloping environment and challenging curriculum have all impacted my children and our family in numerous positive ways.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
CRMA is a small school which offers an excellent curriculum. Our son has been a student since Pre-K 3 and has blossomed with the Montessori method. This is a wonderful school and learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
I feel that the staff at C.R.M.A are very loving and nurturing to the students. Every day when I drop off my child at school we are welcomed with a smile and a friendly hello. The students in this school are so respectful and are willing to help each other. The first day I went to the school I asked a young man if he knew where the office was; to my surprise he stopped what he was doing to escort me to the office door. Usually children will just point to the general direction. I can see in the way the children act to their pears and adults that the staff at C.R.M.A. has worked hard to shape these children into respectable young people.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love this school for so many reasons; my children love going to school, the teachers are so caring, kids really learn from experiences, they learn to recycle and care about the planet, kids are encouraged to eat healthy, this school is great!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love how this school is so hands-on with its students. Teaching from experiences and not just workbooks keeps my child excited about education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
It is an awesome school. My daughter feels loved by all. And that's very important. It's an A school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
best school ever the teacher is the best and wants our children to learn and to be responsable to work and to make good grades

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I'm grandparent of a student that attend this school I have seen a huge difference in my grandson. His teachers are the best 1st grade

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love the school's social awareness and involvement with health. If you want a school were you know the kids and the parent's, this is it. It feels like for for us. I feel very happy to have CRMA in my and my daughter's life. I will be sad when she has to move on to high school. We love this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
They care a great deal about their students and there'r great teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
It is a great school, but it has potential to be the best school in South Florida with the help of proper funding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Because it's small and responsive to students & parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
I love Coral Reef Montessori Charter Academy because it is a loving teaching environment, fostering independence and self confidence and a love for learning in my children

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 01, 2010
I've been a parent and a teacher at this school. Having these two roles has given me different perspectives from how the school runs to what my child has taken from the program (academically) and her feelings about school. She spent ten years at this school and it gave her the foundation she needed, not only learning, but as a citizen in her community. My daughter loves learning and working with others. She understands that we are a universe and we are all connected. She will always see CRMA as her second home and her family!!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2010
I have two children at this school. My son has been at CRMA since PK4 (5 years)and my daughter is in her second year (PK4). They love this school and their teachers and so do I. Having the same teacher for three years truly allows the teachers and students to form a bond and gives the child a sense of safety and congruity. Having a montessori charter school is a huge blessing for us as we would not have been able to afford it otherwise. I would reccomend this school to any parent who wants their child to have an active role in their education. I could go on and on, but I'm sure you get the point.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
ecause it's one of the best schools and my son loves his school. His teachers are wonderful and he is learning a lot.!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
Because it's one of the best schools and my grandson loves his school. His teachers are wonderful and he is learning on bounds and strides. One can really tell a difference.

- submitted by a community member
October 06, 2009
I love this school...my daughter talks about her school and teachers so much its enlightening. She's advanced for my age and this school embraces that. She has made good friends and likes to participate in every activity and function. She is happy and excited about this school, therefore so am I. It's a community school...the staff cares about the families not just the child. The activities aren't just for the children but for everyone. I'm enjoying my child enjoying her school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
I did several of my field experience hours. Great teachers, great administration, great program!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2009
Our school has an amazing staff and a wonderful friendly atmosphere!!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I feel my 4 kids are getting a great education there and the Montessori method helps them learn in an open and natural way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
This is my son's first year in 'big boy' school and he loves it. The school staff is great and the teachers are fabulous!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
This school treats students & parents like family. My child has learned so much I had to brush up on my geology to keep up with him!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Kids learn more as they get great tutoring at their pace.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It is the most lovely schoo I ever seen. Since the before care, to the Office, and the Teacher they know all there student by name. Take personal attention when they needed. Are concert about every single aspect of there education no only academic. The teacher seat with the parents individualy to took about your son. To explain their work and everything.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
They truly care about the whole child not just about at score number on a test!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Teachers are entusiastic about their job and they show a commitment to it with a constant improvements, clean areas and great security. he Principals, Mrs. King and Mrs Golden are a very experienced teachers and are alwasys in the look to improve the quality of education and the quality of the schools enviroment, all shows in the faces smilling every morning and the constant activity of PTA group the school has. This year we are for make it better than last and we will! There is a long list of parents waiting for an opening for next year, so that tells tons about the good record of Coral Reef Montessori Academy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
not only are they great with the students. in helping them learn the fundamental of life and growing up as well as teaching them their lessons. But they provide workshops for the parents, for example, Parenting Workshops that help you learn how to discipline your child so that the student will be less stressful when they come to learn, They provide Spaghetti Dinners for the families to come and get to learn one another. This school provides activites outside and inside the school to try and bring the students and their families together.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
Our school embraces diversity and encourages all children to reach their full potential. Our school is teaching our children to be enviormentaly conscious and take responsibilty for our planet by implementing ecological programs that our children can do and see a real impact in their environment. The teachers are great and trully encourage our children to shine.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Great school, very involved with the students and hands on.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The education triple crown: great administration, great teachers, and great students!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
It is a great school to work for. The children are nurtured by the entire staff.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 04, 2009
I love my daughter's school.. I feel very fortunate to be able to have her go there.. It's a very loving and nurturing environment

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
CRMA is a school that offers a true Montessori experience, yet it's a public school. It feels like a family and all the parents chip in to make it the best school there is!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
Becouse is very organized. have a frinedly workers and voluntiers. They insentivate all the time to parents to be involved with our scholl and is so motivate that many people wants to help but the most important is becouse the teachers are streamely worry all the time with each one student progress.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The school is more than a school. It is a community committed to the healthy development of its students both academically and emotionally. They stand by a No Sugar policy and that parents and students commit to eating healthier and more natural foods. They grow vegetables and fruits on campus that they can consume for snacks. The teachers and staff are very dedicated and the parents are very involved in the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2009
I have had children in this school since it began and have not had one bad experience. The teacher are exceptional and really care about the students progress. As a parent I could not want for more involvement with my childs growth and development as a loving, caring and sucessful adult. I have seen the products of the this school over the years including my own daughter. Abosoulty wanderful kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 27, 2008
I believe the prek-K program at this school is fantastic. Ms. Bein is a terrific teacher, and her assistants Ms. Noda and Ms. Manning take time to truly care about my son. Both of my children have attended Montessori preschools, and I believe it is at this age that children benefit the most in this teaching style. My vote is still out on Montessori education for older children. My daughter who is currently in the sixth grade does well, but I don't know if it is the best educational opportunity, especially for children who are not self motivators.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 25, 2008
My expereince as a parent as of a Montessori student has been wonderful. CRMA does a great job with adherding to the Montessori Concepts. It is holistic approach to a child's development. Too often in traditional schools the focus is ONLY center around acedemic success. What I have found with Montessori is the child is more well rounded and responsible both acedemically & socially. And that their academic and creative potential is allowed to fluster and grow. My personal example is I have a son in first grade who is reading on a third grade level and borrowing, carrying, and beginning to multiply: and has a tremendous love for and excels at scienece and art. Montessori caters to each students indivual needs. The teachers are great especially Mrs. Gomez and truly adherd to the Montessori style of teaching. It does requirer alot of parent involement which is great!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 23, 2007
Thumbs up for CRMA K-3 program. My son Nicolas is spending the year with Ms. Sadkin, Ms. Baez, and Ms. Abel. What a pleasure it has been thus far. At this point I am not very interested in 'grades'. I was looking for a nurturing environment that would enable Nicolas to evolve gracefully in these early crucial years. These teachers are definitely assisting him in achieving this. I truly appreciate all the love and commitment that they give each and every day. I also think that it is fantastic that CRMA emphasizes so much on parent involvment. I would like to see more after school programs. I know that they offer violin classes, but this is not very affordable for the average family. This was not intended to be a negative comment, just a little room for improvement in this area.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2006
I feel very fortunate to have such wonderful teachers providing our children with such high quality and well rounded education.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2006
What a difference a year makes. The new staff at the middle school have made great progress in pulling the middle school out of the pan. Student discipline is still an issue, but compared to last year, wow, it's a new place. Parent involvement is minimal, not in any part due to the schools efforts. The parents are apathetic to thier childs education, unless grades are mentioned. Few if any understand the concept of 'holistic' education. The administration and faculty in general have supported the teachers efforts, this on-going support for the interests of the children marks this school out. Things have improved (lots)and look set to continue improving. Keep up the awesome work!

- submitted by a teacher
April 25, 2006
The community and learning environment at this remarkable public Montessori school really make children feel special. The grounds are a slice of paradise in the urban landscape. Montessori practices and manipulatives are used in classrooms to the great benefit of students. CRMA emphasizes art, performance, creative expression, and outdoor education, rare priorities in this era of high-stakes testing. Many yearly events showcase the talented students, such as the winter poetry festival, field day, and the annual play. The reasons above (and many more) convinced me to be a teacher at CRMA, a public charter school without deep pockets. When I was finishing my masters in education from the University of Florida, I began to research Miami schools. I chose CRMA because I knew it would help me to reach my potential as a teacher, and make learning meaningful and fun for my students.

- submitted by a teacher
January 11, 2006
the academy programs, for me are the best..Music, art, sports and all activities are verry good, there do the best. And the parents involvement, there are a lot.. I never see that before in my son olther school. Coral Reff Montessoria is the best sisten an the best school, teachesr and all the people involvie..

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2005
This school has a great Pre-K/K program.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2005
Nice small school with a great staff.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2005
I have 5 year old twins. When they started kindergarden this year in this Montessori school I really didn't know what to expect. I was new to the whole Montessoir method of teaching but I'm now convinced. I have been amazed with all the advances they've made. I love this Montessori school and all the teachers. They really get the parents involved.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2005
As an involved parent, I have enjoyed working with CRMA's teachers who have shown a level of caring, interest and love unsurpassed. As a fellow educator, I know how demanding and exhausting this field is...CRMA's faculty and staff are an amazing and giving group whose primary concern is always the children.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
The school has a fairly good quality of Montessori education, but it could be improved. Prior to coming to this school, my child attended a private Montessori school, and was getting a far more challenging and more effective in getting him to demonstrate learning and getting him actively involved in activities such as plays, than this school has. The teachers are involved and discuss his academics with parents regularly. Their after-school participation is great. However, I find that they seem overwhelmed in the classroom, as they cannot control the classroom at times and allow the students to get out of hand. I am disappointed at the school rating, which has dropped over the past year. The school does not seem to make enough of an effort to ensure that children score high on the standardized tests. Although testing is not part of the Montessori philosophy, children in Montessori schools score high.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
I have two children at this school and it has taken a turn for the worst. The learning in this school that I have seen the children walk all over the teachers in the class room the 7th and 8th grades talk to teachers and parent with great disrespect and are not punished.There is not a program this year on the weekends to tutor the children for the fcat test.The trip for the 4th-6th grade I guess is off.To me and other parents the children are not a great concern just the new school and there income.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2004
I like the size and security at this schhol - it is a small campus where most everybody knows each other and the environment is friendly. I find that the kids are happy to be there.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2004
I really love the montessori philosophy. Most of the teachers are great. The school has great potentional, however, I am concerned about the number of new classes that are being opened.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2004
A public school with a small school feel - most everyone recognizes each other and you feel that your kids are safer here than at a big campus. The administration is quite responsive when a parent brings up a concern. However, some of the teachers are a little less responsive, although the kids do seem to learn well. Some teachers use the Montessori methods more than others but you do sense that the administration is truly interested in putting together a good school. No permanent location yet and some kids are in somehwat cramped quarters. I don't know how this school curriculum and its results rate against other public magnet schools, for instance.

- submitted by a parent
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Coral Reef Montessori Academy Charter
10853 Southwest 216th Street, Miami, FL  33170
(305) 255-0064
Last modified Coral Reef Montessori Academy Charter is a Charter school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Coral Reef Montessori Academy Charter Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 95 reviews. Top