Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota on Main Street just behind First Sarasota Church, First Montessori Academy offers the best academic program for young children ages 18 months to 9 years of age. Our program is a premier private Montessori school that believes children construct themselves through a carefully prepared environment.
An education like no other!
Our school is located at 1661 Main Street, Sarasota, behind First Sarasota Church next to the gazebo & playground.
Children progress through sensitive periods. Sensitive period can be defined as a time that is optimal for certain capacities to emerge and in which the individual is especially responsive to environmental influences. Montessori believed a child’s environment, designed for his or her sensitive periods, allowed for a natural unfolding of physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development. A Montessori classroom is an environment filled with appropriate physical materials and arrangements that invite learning through exploration and interaction. At the heart of Montessori is a respect for the child’s receptive or absorbent education influencing the child’s inner being or psyche, not just a limited set of skills. Montessori valued children’s independence from adults and defined what many today refer to as child-centered education and active learning.
We look forward to showing you why First Montessori Academy is the place for your child!