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South Walton Montessori Academy

Private | 56 students


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Situated in a rural neighborhood. The median home value is $251,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $761.

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Posted December 1, 2009

Incredible facilities and staff. In a small historic community next to Eden State Gardens on the Bay and a few miles from beautiful beaches. I can't say enough about SWMA. The parents really care and it shows!
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Posted November 18, 2009

My son has been going the SWMA since its was first at Rosemary Beach. We love it. He has excelled and been put to task - Many think that the Montessori method is to undisciplined - nothing could be farther from the truth. They all talk in a whisper and self monitor the noise level with a small bell. It is some thing to see and feel the energy of little minds hard at work - To tell you how it is will not do it justice you must go and observe the class you want your child to be in - which the school will be delighted that you do. Sincerely James
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Posted November 18, 2009

My son has been at this school for the past 6 years. It has been an amazing experience. Not only is he getting an excellent education, but my husband and I also feel that we have true partners in raising him - just incredible teachers and philosophy.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 29%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian
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101 Eden Gardens Rd
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Phone: (850) 231-5955


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