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PK-7
Private
Salt Lake City, UT
Students enrolled: 150
Before care: No
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2870 S Connor Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

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(801) 281-4848
(801) 485-1093
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May 18, 2014
We love Elizabeth Academy. We love the school, the teachers... the Montessori approach and the benefits our children get from Inclusion. Every child has special needs... because we are all individuals.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
The Elizabeth Academy has been a great place for both my "normal" developing daughter and my son that has verbal apraxia. The teachers are loving, very educated and passionate about their jobs. This is a great place for children to learn.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Elizabeth Academy is an awesome school because it focuses so much attention on the child. Their model of integrating special needs children in the classroom is remarkable and adds to the non-educational education of both non-special needs and special needs students. Their constant efforts to teach respect for others to the students is a value all schools could benefit from. The facilities are top notch! I'm very grateful to have my children as students at Elizabeth Academy.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Great child to teacher ratio. Not only is my daughter receiving a great, Pre-K education, she is also learning great life skills and responsibility, she is taught to prepare snacks, clean up and serve others. Elizabeth academy is an amazing first step in her education.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
This has been the greatest decision we ever made. My daughter that was born with Down syndrome. She is 9 years old and has gross and fine motor skills delays but her biggest challenge is a speech delay. Elizabeth academy provides speech services and also music therapy. This has benefited our daughter in many ways, verbally, emotionally and physically. We had a little hesitation by not knowing how she would respond to the difference type of education. The staff is fabulous. They all know her and greet her. They care about her well being and are always changing things right away when she seems to show signs of regression. She loves it, we love it. Best decision we ever made.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
As an education professional with over 25 years of experience, I can honestly say that Elizabeth Academy is setting the standard for schools in Utah and across the nation. Everything about Elizabeth Academy...from the state of the art facility, to the highly qualified teaching staff, to the thoughtfully integrated art experiences, is top notch. The inclusive aspect of the school benefits all students, and the services are provided to ensure that all of the students' needs are met. At Elizabeth Academy, the children are respected and each student is guided to reach his or her full potential. On top of that, Elizabeth Academy students LOVE school!

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2014
I can't imagine our children attending any other school. Our son and daughter have learned so much at Elizabeth Academy, but most of all, we see their growing confidence and independence. The Elizabeth Academy has given them a foundation for self-directed learning that we believe will always frame their outlook on life.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Elizabeth Academy is so wonderful! My kids are so happy to go to school each day and each of their teachers have such love and respect for the kids. I wasn't sold on Montessori at first but, honestly wouldn't have my kids learn any other way!! Inclusion is the way to go. It has taught much more than just patients but what friendships are all about. We are all the same yet so different. Love this amazing school!!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
I have two grandchildren attending Elizabeth Academy and they both have excelled beyond expectations. They love learning, and their teachers; and the environment with students of all abilities (mentally and physically) together in one classroom has made them more aware and more compassionate toward others. The Montessori method of teaching and learning has been a great benefit to them.

- submitted by a community member
April 15, 2014
My Children's school is amazing! Not only is the teacher to student ratio amazing but the teachers really care about what level my child is on and helping them onto that next level along with the help of other peers in their classroom. Montessori teaching is really amazing.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
My daughter was badly bullied at her last private school (by the students AND the teachers). I suspect this was due to her high-functioining autism & resulting inability to relate to kiddos her own age. It got so bad that my daughter's therapist finally recommended that we pull her out of school before the year ended, so she wouldn't have to suffer anymore. Elizabeth Academy is different -- the kiddos in my daughter's class work daily on being accepting of others with special needs. This has greatly improved my daughter's self-image. This is not to say that there are never any problems between the children, but any issues are promptly addressed, & the children are encouraged to handle it among themselves, with the gentle guidance of the 3 amazing classroom teachers!! Thanks Elizabeth Academy for having the guts to approach things differently, for the sake of our special kiddos!!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
the Elizabeth academy is the best school for children's development hands down because the teachers truly care for the students and, help each other to develop the curriculum for the specific child as a team thus involving a personalized panel of experts for every student. Other public schools are inadequate next to this school!!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
The Elizabeth Academy is amazing. It's a leading edge Montessori with the best teachers and staff. My Daughter has flourished with there style and care.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
This is an incredible school. Such diverse and rich learning opportunities are provided for students from all walks of life. This is a unique learning environment that caters to the needs of every student, and further provides a challenging curriculum that is years ahead of what would be seen in public schools.

- submitted by a teacher
April 08, 2014
I love working at Elizabeth Academy! Our facility is absolutely beautiful and we have a highly dedicated, very intelligent and talented staff who love what they do and are passionate about the mission of the school.

- submitted by a teacher
April 08, 2014
The dedication from all staff at Elizabeth Academy could not be com paired to anything else. I have two children that attend EA and beam each day coming and going to school. From academics to the arts I could not be more thrilled that EA is even a possibility for all children!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
I love this school. My daughter is incredibly happy and loves the incorporation of dance, art and music to teach science and math.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
Elizabeth Academy is an excellent school - what makes it so are the dedicated and passionate teachers and their constant wish to learn, adapt and improve to the benefit of our children. My five year old reads well above grade level and does math well beyond Kindergarten - probably more in line with my nephew who is in the second grade....I love the approach where students learn to be leaders, mentors and community-oriented.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
It's a great school and I would highly recommend it! My daughter has been going to the school for two years and will go next year. I like the newly renovated school. Three teachers teach 20 students in her class, which is a very good teacher-student ratio. No other Montessori school has that good ratio. She enjoys learning through the methods and curriculum and is way ahead comparing with the same age group. She loves the school and her teachers very much! The tuition is high but it's worth it!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
Elizabeth Academy has a wonderful approach to teaching children. They truly follow the Montessori concept. I love that this school teaches children academic, social, self esteem and coping skills while in a positive environment. My son goes and comes from the school happy almost every single day. I could not ask for a better education and situation for him. Thank you Elizabeth Academy!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
Elizabeth Academy is a private Montessori school that is fully integrated school. There are 3 teachers in each class with up to 20 students, 2-4 of which have special needs. The students receive specialized instruction and those who qualify also are provided speech therapy or other necessary interventions. My son began there at 4 years old and had a mild speech delay. He is finishing up his second year at Elizabeth Academy, he knows all his sounds and tries to sound out every word he sees while driving with me down the street. Reading is now something he wants to do every night. Our younger daughter now attends and loves school every day. The staff and facilities are wonderful. We love Elizabeth Academy!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
We love the Elizabeth Academy! A true Montessori school. Some school claims to be Montessori, but do not trained staff with official certification. Elizabeth Academy takes the success of each student seriously and we've seen amazing growth in both our boys (9&5). Pulling them out of public school in Utah was the best thing our family has done. Its been a a financial sacrifice but it has been worth every penny.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
We have been with the Elizabeth Academy from the very beginning, and all I can say is that it has been wonderful. Our child not only gets the individual attention she needs to succeed in the classroom, but she has been instilled with a sense of independence and self confidence that has amazed us. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
This school is amazing! My daughter has been going to this school for 3+ years now. Never have I seen such a well trained, educated, and caring group of people in one place. The children are so well taken care of and my daughter not only loves it here, but her progress has been phenomenal. My 2nd daughter is starting next year. Best school around! I know because my wife and I interviewed numerous schools and this one really stood out. Our commute is 1 hour just to get her to school, which means 4 hours a day we are driving for her to go here. So worth it!! If we could just get them to get another school started in Utah County! (hint, hint..) :) Dr. Lorscheider

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
I can't say enough good things about this school. Our son has struggled since he was a baby will his language, expressive and comprehensive. We knew he needed something other then traditional school to thrive and we found it here. He is doing so well in school. We love all of the teachers and the programs that they have for the children. Since starting there three years ago we have started two more of our children there. We love Elizabeth Academy.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
I have three daughters that attend this school and we are absolutely thrilled in every aspect of the education and experience that they are receiving. My younger two daughters (preschool) are attending for the second year. The love and guidance they receive is amazing, along with the arts integration and life skills they are learning. They come home from school and play school. We moved my older daughter (8) over from public school this year, where she was actually very happy, and her experience at EA has exceeded both her and our expectations. She has said that you can't even compare the two because of what a unique experience she is having here. She is finally able to learn at her own pace and receive individual attention. I can't say enough good about the leadership, vision and teachers they have on staff. My girls feel so loved and nurtured and really enjoy working alongside the children with special needs. The educational tools and classroom environment are phenomenal and I only wish that some of that could be incorporated into the world of public education.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
Elizabeth Academy is an incredible school. They cater to children with special needs in a way that is so special and heartwarming. My children don't have special needs, but they have learned to love the diversity of all children. The teachers truly love their students, and when I take my children to school each day I know they are surrounded with love and truly learning...not just being babysat. I would recommend this school to any parent!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
My son is a sweet, smart and generally a very happy child. He was having issues with social anxiety and a lack of confidence that was only exaggerated at his previous school. He was so concerned about how others would view him, he rarely allowed people outside of his family see how wonderful and intelligent he really is. After only a short period of time at Elizabeth Academy, he is engaging people in conversation and has the confidence to allow himself to progress with his academics at a pace even I hadn't expected. The individualized learning plans and attentive staff have given my son the ability to see his own potential and the drive to do well, not only in school but also with everyday life. Hearing my son read stories he wrote, tell me about projects he does at school, or even just hearing him laugh with neighborhood kids (who he was too anxious to talk to a few months ago) has been amazing. Seeing how happy he is with himself and his school experience has me sold on the Montessori method and Elizabeth Academy. A parent couldn't ask for a better school for their child.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
When we first found out about Elizabeth Academy we were intrigued. Our daughter struggled at the charter school she was attending in almost every aspect including making friends. When we toured the new school and met the teachers we immediately knew we had to move her. We can't say enough about what a huge difference it has made in her life. She wants to go to school, she has made several new freinds, and is progressing faster than ever before. At Elisabeth she learns life skills that simply aren't taught at traditional schools. I only wish every child could attend a school like this.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
This school does a great job at helping children learn through various activities in and outside the classroom. As an aunt of one of the students, it has been a delight to see my niece grow through her participation in the school. In addition, I have enjoyed their family programs and the efforts they make to involve all family members in the children's learning.

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2013
Both of my kids are going to Elizabeth Academy. Both of them have enjoyed and thrived in the school. As someone who works in higher education, I put a premium on early childhood education and I can not over-emphasize the importance of academic excellence. But what is even more important than academic success at their young age is emotional intelligence and the ability to understand and work with others. Elizabeth Academy has greatly surpassed my expectation. No one would be disappointed by the new school site and many more offerings in the coming years.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
I love this school. My kid are thriving academically. As a child I wish I was taught in the montessori method. I believe I could have learned to deal with my dyslexia at a younger age and could have be a better student. My childern love their loving, understanding, and patient terachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
My son has gone to this school for two years and it is exceptional. Fantastic teacher/student ratio, wonderful (and clean & tidy) learning environment, and one of the only schools in the country that also accepts children with special needs. This is great for my kids and the kids with special needs. I couldn't love it more!

- submitted by a parent
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Elizabeth Academy is a Member School of the American Montessori Society and the Utah Montessori Council. We guide young people in developing the skills to be successful in life: initiative, concentration, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, respect, responsibility, empathy, and the desire to “give back” through service. Our students are encouraged to ask questions, learn how to find answers, and process information for real understanding.

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Elizabeth Academy
2870 S Connor Street, Salt Lake City, UT  84109
(801) 281-4848
Last modified Elizabeth Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-7
Elizabeth Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top