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Island Village Montessori School

Charter | K-8 | 619 students

Best known programs: Montessori philosophy, technology, and arts programs
 
 

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted May 29, 2014

Thanks for looking at our school. We have a great deal of information on our Website at www.islandvillage.org. Thanks to all of our parents who support the vision of our school. Please visit our Vision section to learn more about what we do and why we do it.

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Posted May 29, 2014

I believe it is better than public school. The teachers in my sons class were very cold to me. They eventually warmed up a bit. One was compassionate, but the other was very judgmental. They were both kind to my son, and seemed to be very passionate about being teachers. I am very happy with how my son is learning, and enjoy listening to his stories everyday about what he has learned. His classroom seems well run for the most part. Discipline seems to be handled very well. There doesn't seem to be any bullying. I like the enrichment offered. My son now enjoys school (he hated public school). Everyone in the office has been kind, including after and before care. My other concern is communication. I just feel like everything is last minute and I get a lot of "Oh, you didn't get that?". And, of course, the judgmental teacher always places blame on me if I didn't get something. I am really glad she will not be here next year. I also wish they can carry backpacks. They have work folders and lunch boxes...and then notes and important papers. I am not highly impressed, but I like it. It is better than public. I think if the teachers were warmer I would give more stars...maybe next year..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

This school has been a positive and amazing change for my son, I had him at a public school before, and he was unhappy, and bullied everyday, but when I placed him at Island Montessori he changed completely, he comes home excited, happy and joking everyday, he says is the best school ever, and has not been bullied here, he says the teachers will not accept any bullying, which has been a blessing, every day now my son comes home talking about how the teachers are so helpful and won't give up until everyone understands all subjects, he says he understand everything much better than in other schools, he loves his teachers, and has made lots of friends, but the best part, is that he is so engaged into learning, and tells me all about the new things he learns everyday, absolutely amazing, I am very very happy here! best school ever, everyone is considerate and understanding. love Island Village Montessori at Venice FL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

I completely agree with the post from August 13,2012 regarding Sarasota campus. The staff are micro managed by an administration and they do not appear to be skilled working with children. Staff did not communicate with family unless they were granted permission via email by admin. Student attending showed severe signs of stress within one week. Saw a decreased appetite, and sought a MD to determine cause of stress and changes in physiologic behavior. Staff were cold and unresponsive to needs of child and did not follow Montessori philosophy. Classes too large, poor communication. Venice campus was much better! Venice is established and stay true to Montessori philosophy. Sarasota campus needs better leadership in my opinion.


Posted January 14, 2014

The Montessori education is an amazing way of teaching students. My child started in Kindergarten and now is in Middle School. He has grown to be an individual and a free thinker and an independent learner. I will admit at first I was skeptical of the education but I didn't really know what it was all about. Now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with the Montessori education and it is not a train. Amazing style of teaching to build the student to become an individual and a great leader. Also the student teacher ratio is fantastic, the one on one time with teachers as well is excellent. Looking back and deciding weather to go to Montessori or Public School for my child I would do it all again and choose Montessori.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

The staff really needs some leadership skills and needs to stop drilling FCAT packets. We signed our kids up for a better education that this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

This school is just Phenomenal it has really Great teachers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My kids love it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

Every child learns differently, and every child does it at their own pace. At IVMS, no children are left behind in the rush to move forward and no children are held back because their learning pace doesn't fit into a arbitrary plan. When one of my children struggles with a concept in any subject, their educators are promptly looking for new ways to present the material so that the concept is understood. The arts are alive and thriving here as well. Math and science come alive as the kids are always doing experiments and learning concepts that pertain to the real world, making the concrete learning of math and science much more tangible. The educators at IVMS care and it shows in their learning environments and their lessons. With educators from such diverse backgrounds, the kids are exposed to a much broader view of their community and world...all this without sacrificing strong academics. My children wake up excited and eager to go to school...and yes that includes my teenager! At the end of the day, I can count on my children coming home as healthy, happy, well rounded global citizens. What more could a parent ask for?!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

What a difference a learning environment can make in a child! My son transferred from a traditional school setting to IVMS. Every Sunday nite was a struggle because he had to go back to school Monday. Despite his receiving all A/B's, we were slowly loosing our son to depression and a hatred of learning. The pressure to 'perform' tasks via rote was strangling. In 4th grade we made the transition to IVMS. Asking him to compare the two school settings he said, "At my old school you had to BE the best, at my new school I am MY best." Now he rattles on about what he is learning endlessly. I have my intelligent gifted son back. What a gift!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

For the parent concerned about algebra, IVMS has many 7th and 8th grade students who successfully complete the Algebra 1 curriculum and pass the state End-of-Course exam for high school credit. 7th graders who pass algebra go on to take Geometry 1 for high school credit while in 8th grade. Students who aren't ready for algebra in 8th grade complete pre-algebra. If there aren't any specific issues with math, most of these students will be fine in high school algebra. As far as study habits, strategies are taught at school, but it is up to the child and family as to how they will handle it at home. For many students, the Algebra 1 class is the first class where they need to work on a subject at home every night, which can be stressful for the child and parent. Hopefully this helps!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 15, 2013

Sending Angel to Island Village Montessori School was one of the best choices that my husband and I made as parents. My son, a shy child who returned to IVMS as a 7th grade student after attending schools in Hawaii and abroad completed the 9th grade as a confident, motivated and social teenager. He literally blossomed, thanks to the guidance and support. from IVMS teachers. They really care about students, and I felt a lot of love coming out of them. At my son's graduation ceremony at IVMS Middle, the director at the middle school got choked up with tears. Everyone in the office was very nice too, unlike many public schools where staff is distant and mechanical. I highly recommend IVMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2013

I have 20 years of experience in Montessori education. I was extremely pleased to find that IVMS uses Maria Montessori's philosophy and the materials she developed. The staff is professional. The students are treated with respect. The parents are welcome to schedule conferences whenever they feel the need. The campuses are beautiful. The best part is that it is affordable. Every child deserves a Montessori education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 23, 2013

I cant believe i fell for it, My little sister was going to this school when i was going to another, I heard many good stories from her, The Art, The Learning, and etc. The art got my attention....i love art and it even made me change schools, My brother was forced to come with me and he was really sad about It. When i first did the art i was excited it was really fun until...I got handouts to work on, i learned that i had to put a conclusion, and read a passage before i do it! i know this might be the standards for art. But it doesn't feel like art. Then theirs the learning, i don't really like it. They start contracts in the middle (which where i am) so u only have a limited amount of time (3 weeks) to *Learn* about specific things and then u have test about it. Theirs no specific order on how you do things so its really messy. This school pays more attention on being a "Self-Directed learner". Also this school claims that they are different in better ways... But their barely any different. I REALLY don't recommend this school if you want your child to be really academic. (This is a Student as you probably can see)


Posted August 13, 2012

Teachers (and principal) think they're superior to everyone else, the communication is horrible.. in order to talk to your childs teacher they request you schedule an appointment or e-mail them first (and those are not promptly answered), It's rather ridiculous in my opinion to have to go through all of that in order to talk to your childs teacher about your child. I am not satisfied with the "education" my child received while attending this school. It's mediocre and mickey mouse, to say the least. I am referring to the North Campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

As a person who just successfully graduated from high school, as an alumni of IVMS, as a student who attended opening day, I can guarantee that this school has much to offer and can help any student become successful. I can also say that any bad review I ve seen here seems really immature to me! However, this school has a beautiful aspect on education. Encouraging independence, working on social and academic skills, strengthening the community, and having understanding for people, places, & things are things I have observed & learned in my many years here. I was always surrounded with educators & staff that were willing to answer my questions or open doors to new opportunities. If you re looking for a school that instills in your children independence, organization, healthy social skills, & of course academic excellence, I would seriously consider contacting this school. I know it s hard to trust a random person on a website, but I would consider myself a well-rounded, successful person & I would honestly contribute much of my success to Island Village Montessori School!


Posted July 27, 2012

As a parent of a Middle School student here I think this is one of the best. My child's educators have challenged her in a way that shows up in her work. My husband and I have been very pleased with her grades and FCAT scores. She was also given a choice of electives that were exciting and allowed social time with friends. The learning environments are not over crowded because they put a cap on each one. As a past volunteer I have seen first hand that the ratio is about 1 to 14. Overall I say keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

The IVMS middle school is absolutley horrible. I will never go there again the students think that it is ok to eat while your working . There is nothing you can do in private, the bathroom is built in the classrooms and they are not sound proof! They make you create an imaginary island with false beliefs . There is more than thirty six kids in a class . I decided to not sing a song in chorus because it said "no religon and no God" in the song and they said I had to because i filled out a form. The teaching ways are horrible they are supposed to nurture you and bond with you well they don't you don't get an agenda to plan everything!!! you get little squares on a paper , and each square smushes every day in it !! Take it from a student if your child likes being pushed around and eating next to bird poop , and being told it is bad to be a social butterfly and to laugh and enjoy there selfs by all means send your child there!!!!


Posted February 22, 2012

I don't have experience with the upper grades as my child is in Kindergarten. So far I'm very pleased with the experience. Miss Kellie, is an awesome teacher. She has patience, kindness, and concern for each and every little one in her class. You can't go wrong with her as a kindergarten teacher! She is in the kilpatrick early childhood building. They have pet bunnies outside for the children to take care of. They teach your child how to write, read, and learn about the universe. Love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2011

The administration at this school does not live up to the standards that Montessori envisioned for educators of true Montessori background and training. As an employee at this school I witnessed many issues being hidden from parents and other staff out of fear of public relations scandals. I have witnessed teachers and administration being fired for expressing concern over administration's decisions that were not in the students best interest. Staff is hired and fired over personality clashes instead of ability and performance. One of the most hypocritical, condescending and self-serving administration staffs I have ever worked with.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 21, 2011

Island Village is a great school, with a strong Montessori foundation. As someone said below, all teachers are provided with the opportunity to take classes in Montessori teachings and methods for free, which helps keep all the educators on the same philosophical page. As a lifelong learner, I cherish this opportunity to continue to grow and develop my craft. We work hard, but the fantastic results we see from our students make it all worthwhile. Our leaders are dynamic and positive; they encourage us to innovate and support us as we take on new directions. Our students are empowered in their learning, and their interests have led us to create the wide range of courses we currently offer. In what other public middle school will you find fifth graders discussing the Big Bang with authority or students begging for more time to write? I look forward to many years of working at Island Village with its dedicated staff and inspirational students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 4, 2011

I love this school! My child just graduated 8th grade after being at IVMS since PreK and is now heading off to high school with incredible confidence and an enthusiasm for learning. The focus at the middle-level (5th-8th grade) is for students to become responsible, self-directed learners. The faculty have high expectations and provide the necessary support for each learner to reach his or her fullest academic potential. I have no doubt that I will continue to hear wonderful things from the IVMS alumni and how their Montessori roots impacted their future learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
78%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 80%
Hispanic 11%
Black 4%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 53%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/AN/A
Female 47%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 84%41%61%
Master's degree 13%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 13%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Florida DOE High Performing Charter School (2011)
  • Florida DOE High Performing Charter School (2012)
  • Florida DOE High Performing Charter School (2013)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Relay for Life Gold Team (2013)
  • CureSearch Team - highest fundraiser (2012)
  • Manna Volunteer Recognition (2013)

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
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • 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
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • 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
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • MS. JENNIFER OCANA
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • 941-954-4999
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (941) 484-2150

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Montessori
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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

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  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Venice Symphony
  • Venice Community Orchestra
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Drama club
  • Gardening
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Robotics club
  • 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
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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2001 Pinebrook Rd
Venice, FL 34292
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Phone: (941) 484-4999

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