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Montessori Preparatory School

Private | PK-5 | 200 students

We are best known for reading/math/bilingual program.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $75,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $900.

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Posted March 30, 2014

My daughter has been in this school for two years. We love her teachers. They care very much for her and its evident through her learning and her excitement about the school. If your child has a knack for languages, this school is amazing. Spanish and Mandarin are taught along with English. The kids are all well behaved and each are allowed to work to their fullest potential. The price is high, but if you can afford it, the education is worth the money. I don't feel as a parent, they encourage us to be involved which is my only complaint. They are great at communicating with us, but never ask for volunteers...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

the education is excellent but the cost is very high is not razonable. They not offer meals.
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Posted December 13, 2011

Most private schools charge extra for everything outside of tuition. This school encourages my two children to be independent and that they are worthy. That being said it has to continue at home. Love the education that they are receiving.
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Posted September 14, 2008

I believe that this education is inferior and they do not adopt a true Montessori philosophy. My child did not like this school and the teachers allowed my child to fall behind. I think the classes are too large and that kids do not get enough opportunities to think and learn. Don't waste your money.
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Posted August 31, 2008

Great school with amazing teachers... After searching for a nice environment for my child I finally found the right one, the one were he is happy and we feel proud of all his improvements...
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Posted February 28, 2008

My child has been a student since 2003. This school is very patient w/ your child. The education your child receives is phenomenal. The teachers make the environment easy to learn. Of course all kids have their minor setbacks, with this school they understand that & incorporate a plan including the parents involvement to come to a solution. Any other school may ask you remove your child because of certain instances, even label your child, but this school actually attempts to help you understand what your child is going thru & its like you go thru the change with your child together. I would recommend this school to any parent who cares for their childs education or well-being. There are quite a few students who's parents work in the public school system & are so impressed with the school & method that they continue to allow their child to attend.
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Posted October 30, 2007

My son has been at Montessori since he was 14 months and is now finishing his 5th grade year there. The education is excellant, he is much more advanced than many of his counterparts in the public schools and other private schools. He has learned to speak Spanish very well. I also have a 5y/o that has learned Spanish and reads aat a 2-3 grade level. Love the school and teachers
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Posted August 13, 2007

Average cost, open summers, 7 AM to 6 PM, very safe environment in good neighborhood, teacher/student ratio 1:10, children learn spanish, extracurricular activities on premesis approx $40 per month each
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Posted June 7, 2007

Not worth the money. The administration barely takes the children anywhere on educational field trips. They also charge extra money for anything special that they do for the children. Other schools have the extras included in the price, and have better academics. I had to pay for a tutor so my child could catch up to his peers at his new school. Save your money and go somewhere else, trust me!
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Posted January 25, 2007

very good education and lot of parents teacher intraction is there
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Posted March 11, 2005

Great academic program. Good scores on standardized testing. Very safe environment, well behaved children. School does not encourage parental involvement. Efforts by parents to establish a PTA progam were met with complete lack of interest by the school. Requests that the school use a web site or email to communicate via email were ignored. The teachers are good, the academics are good but they score a low grade for communications and organization.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 42%
Black 11% 23%
Hispanic 8% 29%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

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School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Sonia Johnson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • SACS/CASI
Fax number
  • (813) 989-9870

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Independent Study
  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden
  • Playground
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Boys sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer

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Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
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11302 North 53rd Street
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
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Phone: (813) 899-2345

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