Our certified Montessori teachers design individual and small group lessons to challenge each student to their full potential.
Our sensory-based Montessori materials allow children to discover new concepts through independent learning, repetition, and practice.
Our natural play yard includes sand play areas, organic gardens, and a copse of native trees for both unstructured play and outdoor work.
Our Children's House program is for students ages 3-5.
Our Elementary program is for students ages 6-9.
Extended day options for enrolled students.
Bay Grove Montessori School is a proud member of the American Montessori Society (AMS). AMS is an 18,000+ member organization that supports the traditional Montessori method and engages in public policy and research, and provides support services (such as parent and teacher education, and member engagement and collaboration) to aid the Montessori community.
Bay Grove shares AMS' mission to help promote quality Montessori education, and is actively participating in the AMS Pathway of Continuous School Improvement leading toward the prestigious AMS Accreditation. The Pathway consists of 10 steps:
AMS School Membership (Step 1)
Montessori Core Components (Steps 2-6)
Self-Study of Institutional and Instructional Practices (Steps 7-9)
School Accreditation (Step 10)
Achieving Pathway 6 provides parents with assurance, that the school has the necessary foundation to offer an authentic Montessori program.
To help care and support for children under 5 years of age, Bay Grove Montessori School is licensed with the Florida Department of Children & Families. Our Certificate of License Number is is C01WA0029.
As an independent school operating in Florida who serves children under and over 5 years of age, we are required by law to uphold the Florida Statues relevant to child-care and independent schools and under governance by the Florida Department of Education and Department of Children and Families. Please be aware of our compliance with state-required policies below.
In accordance with section 1006.06(1), F.S., Bay Grove Montessori School employees have a duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect by a parent or caregiver to the central abuse hotline (1-800-96-Abuse) which will report to the county sheriff’s office. Employees have immunity from liability should they need to report such cases, and have a duty to comply with child protective investigations.
In accordance with section 1006.061(2), F.S., Bay Grove Montessori School employees are held to the highest standards of conduct and have been trained to identify and report professional misconduct.
Employees who fail to report suspected or actual child abuse or any other alleged misconduct by other employees (including educational support, instructional personnel, or school administrators) will be held accountable for failure to report such misconduct.
To report a claim of employee misconduct, which affect the health, safety, or welfare of a student, please email the Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org; concerns that cannot be addressed to the Head of School should be addressed to the board secretary at email@example.com.
At the sole discretion of the Head of School, or the Board of Directors, and depending on the nature of the misconduct and evidence provided, an employee may be held liable in any of the following actions: verbal counseling and additional training; probationary status; a letter of reprimand in their employee record; a suspension of specific duties or employment; and/or a termination of employment. Depending on the nature of the misconduct and evidence provided, the Head of School and Board of Directors may be required to report the misconduct to the central abuse hotline (1-800-96-Abuse) which will report to the county sheriff’s office.
For more information about educator misconduct, please visit the Department of Education website.
Bay Grove Montessori School welcomes all students and does not exclude, deny admission to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, nationality, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability for participation in, or receipt of the services under any of its programs and activities.