Lakeland Montessori

Quick Facts About the School

  • AMS Pathway: Accredited School
  • Ages: 3 - 15 years
  • Type: Public
  • Number of Students: 200
  • Open: August - May
  • Summer Program: Yes

Programs Offered

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

AMS-Accredited School

AMS has and continues to verify that this school meets rigorous institutional and instructional criteria, through a process of self-evaluation based on high standards of authentic Montessori practices. Accreditation is a voluntary process and 2 year journey – the pinnacle of our 4 stage Pathway of Continuous School Improvement.

This school-quality initiative is available to our member schools.

About the School

Lakeland Montessori has reached a major milestone for public Montessori education by becoming the first 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!