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Montessori School of East Orlando

Private | PK-6 | 41 students

MSEO utilizes the Montessori methods of teaching & learning along with the arts.
 
 

 

Living in Orlando

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $90,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $910.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 8 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted Friday, September 26, 2014

At first I was hesitant about placing my child in this school because he had not attended a prior school. After just a couple months in now, I can say this is one of the best decisions we have made as parents. He has learned how to write his name and identify words at a young age. The staff is pleasant and you can tell they enjoy what they do. I highly recommend MSEO to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, September 25, 2014

MSEO has given so much to our children & they have truly blossomed from the experiences they have had. You have created a wonderful place for all of the students. I knew from the first moment I opened the front door that this would be the place for us. I could not have imagined though how much more it has become. I want you to know that I am so appreciative and so thankful everyday that I have been able to let my kids have these experiences. We have loved being a part of MSEO. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2014

The staff and Director can be very short and inflexible when it comes to meeting the individual needs of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2014

Re the concerns: Montessori, by definition, is not necessarily a special needs school (although it can be), nor do we tout MSEO as being a school for special needs students. However, often a Montessori school can better serve the needs of some children with special needs if the child, for example, simply requires the ability to move throughout the day, needs more individualized attention, or simply needs some hands-on learning. Much of the confusion in learning can be minimized when a child has the chance to learn a concept with a material suited for that concept s purpose. As for the quality of the teachers, I invite anyone to come in at any time to evaluate themselves whether the sounds are being taught accurately or not. I am also sometimes disappointed that we are not able to get more parents involved; however, that doesn t diminish the fact that the teachers and the parents who do volunteer continue to give more than 100%. As for communication, please visit our web-site at any time to read our weekly Friday Notes, the curriculum, policies, guidelines, and activities. We are always looking to improve, though, and invite the whole MSEO community to share their ideas with us.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 25, 2014

My daughters have attended Montessori schools for their whole life's. We love the Montessori method, for children development, the opportunities to grow academically and socially are amazing, the interaction between students of different grades in the same class help students to develop their own leader skills and communication. Montessori school of east Orlando not only has great certified teachers, it is a family school and they offer after school programs that my daughters enjoy a lot. The art and Spanish teachers are fantastic and we have seen the school to grow based on the needs of the new students and the old ones moving from grade to grade. I recommend this school without doubt for parents that would like to participate in the formation and develop of their children and also to participate actively in the school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2014

Montessori School of East Orlando-for more than 3 years my daughter has attended this school and has flourished during her time here. The teachers foster a strong environment of learning, caring, and one on one teaching. If your child is not growing in their current public or private setting I would strongly encourage you to stop by and meet the staff and some of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2014

This school claims to be able to support and teach children with special needs. They are lacking greatly in this area. None of the teachers have ESE training. There is a language problem in the lower grade classrooms and children learning to read are being taught wrong letter sounds due to poor English speaking teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2014

My child attended this school 2013-2014. I was disappointed with the way the school communicated. It seems the teacher's are not all on the same page. The parent's are required to volunteer and many don't! Wish I can rate better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

This is an excellent school! My son used to go to ladybird, and every morning it was a struggle to get him in the car to go. Now, with the individualized attention that he receives from his teachers an older students, he is learning to live learning! He is very excited to go to school every morning. They teach the kids all sort of life skills, and despite being only 3 years old, he surprises me every day with the new things he's learned.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 42%
Hispanic 42% 29%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 23%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • We Made A Difference-OCPS Non-Public Services (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Dance club: Ballroom
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Marcia Hurlbutt
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • School Website
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (407) 737-1087

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Global
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • All Sports are Co-Ed
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • All Sports are Co-Ed
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Dance club: Ballroom
  • Drama club
  • String Orchestra
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Please visit our facebook page for more information and to sign up for our weekly school newsletters. https://www.facebook.com/MSEastOrlando
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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
45
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
60

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$6000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Howard Middle School Magnet Program
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2526 Percival Road
Orlando, FL 32826
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Phone: (407) 447-5860

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