Montessori Academy

  • Montessori Academy 2014 52nd St. S, Gulfport
    (727) 893-2643
    South County Application Area 

    To attend this program, parents must apply online during the Application Period in January or Late Application Period starting in March.   

    Gulfport Elementary offers a Montessori education focusing on each student’s individual learning in grades K-5 following the Florida standards. In Kindergarten, young learners are introduced to the four areas of the classroom: practical life, sensorial, language, and mathematics. Children develop the ability to focus on a task for extended periods of time. These skills lay the groundwork for physical, mental, and social development. Hands-on, didactic materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori are presented to students based on each individual’s learning style and developmental level. The Multi-aged classrooms create a trusting learning environment among students and teachers. Students are encouraged to explore, inquire, and collaborate with peers in learning communities. Montessori students are self-disciplined, independent thinkers with strong interpersonal skills ready to face the challenges of middle school and beyond.



    • Magnet students have outperformed the district and the state average in reading and math for the last 4 years.
    • Teachers are trained in the Montessori method and an assistant to supports the classroom learning.
    • Students become responsible for their education; they follow a work plan and have choices in their work.



    • After school clubs include STEM, Girls on the Run, 5000 Role Models, Art, Music, Ballet, Girlfriends and tutoring.
    • Our Nationally recognized 5 Star PTA of Excellence provides for Montessori family fun nights.
    • Intermediate cultural studies integrate history, geography, science and writing into collaborative projects. We have a hands-on gardening program.