Welcome ToFirst Montessori Academy
A quality faith-based education in a safe loving enviornment.
Serving Ages 18 months to 6 years old
Our mission is to guide the child through faith, education, and charachter, thereby fostering the development of the whole child spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
With a convient and beautiful campus located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, dedicated teachers and small classroom sizes, our school ensures an enjoyable, focused, and safe educational enviornment for your child.
The Montessori Curriculum follows the needs of each individual and fosters a true love of learning with hands on materials and concepts.
As teachers in a Montessori envioronment, we “follow the child” which focuses on tapping into the child’s passion for learning and helping to guide them towards individual growth and development.
Serving students 18 months to 3 years old
Laying the foundation – Our secure and loving toddler enviornment facilities independence, fine and gross motor skill development, and learning through exploration.
Our teacher is an experienced Montessori Toddler Teacher who loves young children and knows how to guide and direct thier advancement.
Serving students 3 years to 6 years
Exploratory learning – Our Primary Classroom is filled with carefully sequenced hands-on materials that promote the learning of more advanced skills in areas of: Practical Life, Sensorial, Cultural, Zoology & Botony, Mathematics, Language, and Reading. Individual piano lessons by an expert pianist and art instruction are available as well.
Our Montessori Primary Teacher is a nationally recognized American Montessori Certified teacher with over 30 years of experience.
From Our Head Of Schools
“Even though I have had the opportunity to educate thousands of children throughout my career, I am still amazed – every single day – by every child I come into contact with.
Children have an innate desire to listen, learn, and grow. And as an educator, my objective is to capture that interest and help guide the child – not force the child – towards being a well-rounded social, physical, emotional, and intellectual member of our community.
If you are a parent, grandparent or caregiver, I hope you’ll consider touring our school and joining me for a conversation.”
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NEWS & UPDATES
Montessori school opens on Main Street Kathy Lindaman started the school in First Baptist Church to help families have another option during COVID-19. Because of COVID-19, parents are seeking more nontraditional schooling and day care choices than ever before, and another option just opened in downtown Sarasota. First Montessori Academy on Main greeted its first batch of students Sept. 8. The school is located in and partially supported by First Baptist Church on Main Street. It was founded over the summer with the intention of providing a safe place for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Class sizes are limited to 10, and school leaders have been trying to cater to families with multiple children to allow for limited exposure between families. The early-learning school serves children between 18 months and 6 years of age. The school was started by Kathy Lindaman, who has more than 30 years of Montessori experience as both a teacher and former operator of two Atlanta-based Montessori schools. She came out of seven years of retirement to start the Sarasota school. “I chose to do it because of COVID-19 and the protests,” Lindaman said....