Monthly Archives: March 2013



Montessori Academy of Naples is open from 8:00 to 5:30.  We are currently operating with health and safety protocols created via recommendations from the Florida Department of Health, the Department of Children and Families, and the Center for Disease Control.  Should our local situation change, MAN may need to adjust these protocols or even close classrooms or the  campus, if need be.  Here are some of the changes we have made to address the health and safety of our students, families, staff, and greater community.  Temporary adjustments include but are not limited to: 

  • limited hours of operation;
  • limited class sizes;
  • restricted entry to and movement within the building;
  • restrictions on items coming into the building;
  • increased part-time schedule options for families

We continue to monitor information from local, state, and federal agencies and authorities, and will adjust our operations as warranted.  

AMI/NAMTA Conference

Montessori Academy of Naples had eight representatives at the 2013 Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)/ North American Montessori Teacher Association (NAMTA) Conference in Tampa, Florida over the  President’s Day weekend.  The theme of the conference was Guiding the Universal Child to Maturity— The formative roles of family, school, community,& culture.  In addition to the Montessori refresher courses for AMI-certified teachers, participating MAN Board members, administrators, and teachers attended seminars and workshops that covered topics from Administration to Advocacy;  Montessori Math to Practical living; peace education to the effects of consumerism on the development of the child.  Five of MAN’s representatives participated in the North American Montessori Teacher Association (NAMTA) adolescent workshops to gather information and wisdom to bring to MAN’s Adolescent Program which is already in development.

Across the weekend, participants enjoyed a myriad of speakers from a variety of backgrounds.  The keynote address was delivered by Professor Tim Kasser of Knox College.   Professor Kasser has done extensive research on the effects of consumerism on the happiness or satisfaction with life.  His decades of research not only confirms the negative impact of advertising on the developing brain but reinforces the importance of limited screen time and the necessity for hands-on, practical, social-minded, and real-life experiential  practices like those employed in Montessori education.  Attendees were also treated to a luncheon address by renowned author Paula Polk Lillard.  Montessorians have been reading and re-reading her books and using them as teaching tools for decades so hearing her speak was both humbling and empowering.

All-in-all, the participants came away from the weekend think-tank with new friends, new food for thought, and a renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for the important work of educating the whole child as a means to a better world.  In short, the 2013 AMI/NAMTA conference was inspiring.

Learn About MAN

Please note that, at this time, Montessori Academy of Naples does have limited Open Houses scheduled due to Coronavirus/COVID 19.  Private tours are still available by appointment only.

Open Houses and Private Tours of MAN

The best way to learn about MAN is with a visit.  Open Houses are held throughout the year and do not require an appointment.  You are also welcome to call the school at 239-597-2255 to arrange for a private tour.  Either way, you will have the opportunity to tour the school and speak with a staff member.

School Year Programs and Admissions Information

Montessori Academy of Naples offers comprehensive Montessori programs for all age levels.  Programs are led by trained and experienced Montessori professionals.

School Year Age Requirement

  • Elementary – 6 to 10 years
  • Children’s House – 3 to 6 years
  • Toddler – 18 months to 3 years
  • Infant – 8-weeks to 18 months

Learn more about Montessori Academy of Naples’ School Year Programs.

Summer Programs and Admissions Information

Montessori Academy of Naples offers summer programs that engage both the intellect and the imagination through a variety of fun and enriching activities.  Students have the opportunity to explore interests, share discoveries, and develop skills.

Summer Program Age Requirements

  • Elementary — 6 to 10 years
  • Children’s House– 3 to 5 years

Learn more about Montessori Academy of Naples’ Summer Programs. 

Learn more about Montessori Academy of Naples’ Summer Program Admissions.

Please note that programs for students under the age of 3 are reserved for year round Montessori Academy of Naples students only.