Atala Montessori School for Creative Expression

Quick Facts About the School

  • Ages: 13 months - 14 years
  • Number of Students: 160
  • Open: August - May
  • Summer Program: Yes

Programs Offered

  • Music
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Spanish
  • P.E.

About AMS Member Schools

While every AMS member school operates independently of our organization, by joining, it becomes a part of the larger Montessori community and can take advantage of the services we offer. Each member school is unique and will vary, from program levels served to curricular and extracurricular offerings, and more. We encourage you to visit and see for yourself.

About the School

As we celebrate our 12th anniversary, we are reminded that the arts are integral to every discipline in modern society. Future engineering students often perform in the orchestra; aspiring medical students interested in anatomy take visual art courses; and strong ties between English, Creative Writing, and Theatre have existed for many decades. These interdisciplinary arts partnerships build strong academic bridges across the curriculum and into the community and are necessary in a comprehensive arts school. The arts bring the community to our school and allow for multigenerational exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a wealth of fruitful relationships. Like the atala butterfly, we cannot remain in our cocoon; we must reach out to our neighbors and friends to support our educational efforts. We reach out—from retirees to local cultural arts organizations—and we seek partners throughout South Florida to enrich the lives of our students through participatory presentations, guest speakers, and funding. Through the support of the community, faculty, staff, students, and administrators, the arts in the 21st-century can fulfill not only fundamental educational needs, but they also enhance the quality of life and provide intellectual outlets for our local Homestead and Florida City population. The arts make people human by providing outlets of expression, common ground, and even entertainment. We exist because the human spirit is a creative spirit—we provide the foundation of the global community. This is important now more than ever.

Atala Montessori School for Creative Expression Photo Gallery