We're moving from Fort Lauderdale to Tamarac! Our new campus will be located at 8201 W. McNab Rd, Tamarac, FL 33321.


South Florida Montessori Academy is an independent private Montessori school educating childrne ages from 18 months through 12 years. We are recognized by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and accredited by the Florida Department of Education.


We invite you to discover South Florida Montessori Academy, a renowned and internationally recognized Montessori school, with highly trained faculty, carefully prepared learning environments appointed with beautiful wooden Montessori materials, robust enrichment offerings, and a vibrant parent community. Our learning environment is designed to ensure that children have the opportunity to become independent, self-actualized adolescents ready to take on the world. We help children become lifelong learners and problem-solvers. We prepare children to become capable, confident and responsible adults by developing their intellect, character, and spirit. Our integrated and rigorous Montessori curriculum includes Spanish immersion, music, art, chess, and sports.


South Florida Montessori Academy education is, by all accounts, a tremendous experience, and our students emerge as socially responsible, intellectually curious and high academic achievers in their high schools, colleges and beyond. For even our youngest students, South Florida Montessori Academy’s integrated curriculum emphasizes geography, world cultures, history, humanities, Spanish, and the arts, in addition to the core subjects of science, mathematics, reading and writing.


Our Mission

The mission of South Florida Montessori Academy is to closely follow Dr. Montessori’s original philosophies and methods under AMI (Association Montessori International) standards in order to educate young people to their fullest potential by developing their intellect, character, and spirit. We help children become lifelong learners and problem-solvers, who grow up to be capable, confident and responsible adults with a deep sense of personal independence and social responsibility.

Our difference

What separates us from the other choices you face for your child’s education? South Florida Montessori Academy is one of only six Montessori schools in Florida that are recognized by the Association Montessori International (AMI). That means we strictly adhere to the original philosophies and methods stated by Maria Montessori over a century ago. Our Whole Child philosophy puts the child at the center and integrates a comprehensive learning environment promoting life-long learning. Our teachers are highly educated and have completed a rigorous AMI Montessori training programs. For more information on the Association Montessori International educational standards, please visit: www.amiusa.org.

Our Values

Our core values are grounded in the Montessori philosophy and guide our community, programs, initiatives and distinctive culture. At South Florida Montessori Academy, we believe in:

- Rigorous Academics
- Interdisciplinary Curriculum
- Mutual Respect
- Universal Diversity
- Igniting Each Child’s Curiosity
- Guiding Our Children’s Desire to Learn
- Peace
- Independence
- Self-Reliance
- Community

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