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Montessori School Of Pensacola

Private | PK-8 | 275 students

Our school is known for being only accredited Montessori school in N.west FL.


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $91,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $770.

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Posted April 9, 2014

My curious 18-month old often asked daycare providers, "Whass that?" and with so much activity buzzing around the room his questions often went unanswered (I visited the daycare as much as possible during my work breaks). What I wanted was an environment that engaged my child and not just supervised him. Within the first few days of attending MSP my child blossomed in every way imaginable - speech, confidence, greater learning satisfaction. I am a firm believer in Montessori education and cannot say enough good things about this school or staff. We are going on 3 years now and look forward to the day our youngest becomes enrolled.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 15, 2013

I normally do not like to rate schools or their teachers except in cases of extreme favor or dislike. I have to say this school has saved my son in many ways. He is a different person because of the dedication and patience of the teachers and staff at Montessori. Opening doors for ladies, respecting every person, and even washing dishes is commonplace now. Not to mention he is a never ending wealth of knowledge. This is at 4 years
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 8, 2012

Montessori school of pensacola is a great school. They have wonderful kind and dedicated teachers. They teach the children lessons about life that are invaluable and the academic standards are very high. They take the time to talk to you about your concerns as a parent and they answer all your questions. They make time for each child and I did not agree with the other persons review that the teachers are not educated or trained. These teachers work so hard to take care of our children and have all been educated to deal with them in a wonderful loving fashion. Not many schools can claim to have the same three women running a school and still dedicated after many years of service. This school has time and again come through for me with my two children and I am not easily pleased. It is so worth the money and they are wonderful people and teachers. If you can go over and see the school it will be well worth it.
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Posted August 23, 2011

My son, now in Kg, has attended MSP since 18m. I enjoy the teachers and feel as if they are extended family. I really enjoy the Montessori approach to education. The school host several parent overviews throughout the year to advise you on what it all means. MSP cares about the whole being of the child as well as encouraging independence. The struture, (though not seen to a quick look in)is there and I feel my son has grown leaps and bounds.
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Posted July 18, 2011

My children have been at MSP for 5 years now. While my kids are VERY different, the school does a great job teaching to their individual needs. That was my biggest concern, as my oldest is very advanced, and youngest is delayed. Just like all schools, every teacher is different. Some better than others, but I respect the personal attention that my kids get. Fundraisers are a part of all schools anymore, but MSP makes no secret of where the money goes. I know without hesitation the money is not being wasted, or lining anyones pockets. MSP is the closest thing to a community feel that you can get from a private school. It really is the most amazing school I have seen. This includes tours of many local private & public schools, as well as out of state ones. It is expensive, but cheaper than CLA. However, I never worry about guns, drugs, sex, etc that other kids are obsessed with. The only drawbacks are the dress code :( and the low parent involvement (i'm guilty too). But, they do have an ethnically & financially diverse group of teachers, & parents :)
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Posted October 4, 2009

I went to Montessori my entire life and I loved it, my teachers CARED greatly for me and I could ask for help. We were treated as Individuals and taught many great values and I learned so much more than just basic education I learned respect, interdependence, independence and much more. I love that school and miss it so much as a freshman in a public highschool but I learned to respect others and to treat others as I wanted to be treated it helped me so much. I reccomend it to people who want their kids to grow up as respectable intelligent and polite adults.
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Posted September 2, 2009

I have to disagree strongly with the first review, as the school does not make a lot of money. They are focused on paying their teachers better and do a lot of fund raising to complete such things as a new media center. It is a fabulous non-religious school in Pensacola and all of the teachers care greatly about the children!
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Posted July 19, 2009

MSP is not concerned with only making money....they have financial aide available for families who qualify that the school uses it's own personal funding for..... and all the teachers that i am aware of have montessori certification as well as AA or BA in early childhood teaching degree. my daughter has been going there for years.
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Posted May 31, 2008

My children attended school here for over two school years. I would not recommend this school to anyone. They are very concerned with making money. Most of their 'teachers' are not certified teachers, they have various other degrees and a Montessori certification. It was not a good experience.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 42%
Two or more races 17% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Hispanic 5% 29%
Black 4% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Gardening teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 a.m.
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Kathy Turtle
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • AMS
Fax number
  • (850) 433-5613


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Internships
  • Montessori
  • Multi-aged
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students


Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.


Boys sports
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • USTA Youth Program
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • We have multiple campus locations, serving different age groups.
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Students typically come from these schools
Montessori School of Pensacola 12th Ave. Campus

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
Financial aid offered
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
PHS IB Program
West FL High School
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4100 Montessori Drive
Pensacola, FL 32504
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Phone: (850) 469-8138


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