Lakeland Montessori

Quick Facts About the School

  • AMS Pathway Step: 10 - Accredited
  • Ages: 3 - 15 years
  • Number of Students: 260
  • Open: August - May
  • Summer Program: Yes

Programs Offered

  • Summer Program 2020 MACTE accredited teacher training site for EC
  • LE and UE

AMS-Accredited School

AMS has verified that this school meets rigorous institutional and instructional standards, and that it has achieved AMS accreditation—the gold standard of Montessori education. Accreditation is a voluntary process and the pinnacle of our 10-step Pathway of Continuous School Improvement, a school-quality initiative available to our member schools.

About the School

Lakeland Montessori has reached a major milestone for public Montessori education by becoming the first and only Montessori accredited public school in the world for children ages 3-15! We are dual accredited by both the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS, an accreditation division of AdvancED). The majority of Montessori accredited schools are private, with very few exceptions. All of our programs were accredited and all are public – Early Childhood, Elementary I, Elementary II, and Secondary I. Since inception, our school has continuously striven to demonstrate to our local community, and to the Montessori community at large, that authentic and fully implemented Montessori is possible in the public sector. Our accreditation proves that it can be done. By becoming a model public Montessori program, we hope to help fully implemented Montessori schools open, grow, and flourish across the nation!
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