Montessori Academy of Naples is excited to announce that it has moved to its new location in the Gaynor Building at 2655 Northbrooke Drive.

The new campus, near the Immokalee Road and 1-75 interchange, is just across the parking lot from MAN’s previous location.  The new facility has a larger overall campus that will allow the school to expand its programs.

A little over a year ago, Montessori Academy of Naples signed a 13-year lease with Hodges University, to occupy the lower level of its Gaynor Building.  Since then, renovations have been done to the interiors to create larger classroom spaces better suited to MAN’s demographic of infant to elementary aged students.  Renovation work completed on the North Wing allowed the school to relocate its operations this past July.  Renovation work on the South Wing is underway with an anticipated completion date in August.  Additionally, a new playground has been completed on the west side of the campus.  The beautiful gazebo and green space on the east side of the campus was already such a welcoming vista, that it has remained unaltered.

There have been other changes since the original lease was signed, as well.  During the course of the last year, Montessori Academy of N

aples decided to lease the entire Gaynor Building and has subsequently sublet the upstairs to Naples Christian Academy (NCA).  This development means that the campus will be used exclusively for preschool and school-aged programs.

Montessori Academy of Naples and Naples Christian Academy will operate independently, keeping true to their individual missions, but will work together to create complimentary routines and consistent protocols necessary when sharing a campus.  According to Kimberly Hunt, Montessori Academy of Naples’ head of school, “We’re excited at how this whole move has evolved over the last year.  MAN has shared space with other schools in the past.  The key is for everyone

to work together, to create and follow the same guidelines for things that affect all of us, like safety and security.  We’re already working on the logistics.”  The move for all is underway and the campus is expected to b

e ready for the 2018-2019 school year.

There have been a lot of questions about what is happening in this little corner of North Naples since Montessori Academy of Naples first signed a lease with Hodges University.  It has certainly been a dynamic year filled with unexpected opportunities.  Montessori Academy of Naples is pleased to be settling into its new campus, delighted with the positive nature of its new relationships, and excited about what the future holds.