Absolutely! You may schedule a private tour by calling the office at 239-597-2255 or visit us at one of our monthly open houses.
Regular morning arrival is between 8:00 and 8:30A.M. Regular dismissal is from 3:00 to 3:15P.M. Half-day dismissal options for eligible students are before lunch from 11:45A.M. t0 12:00 noon and after lunch from 12:30 to 12:45P.M
Yes. The application fee is $50 per child.
No. Montessori Academy of Naples accepts applications throughout the year. Enrollment is based on program openings.
Tuition varies depending on the program and dismissal options. Click here to view the Tuition Schedule.
Fill out an online Admissions Inquiry form and/or call the office and schedule a tour of the school. Fill out an application and submit it with the application fee of $50. Meet with a teacher. Enrollment offers are extended on a first-come, first-served basis as designated classroom openings become available.
Tuition payments are due on the 1st of the month.
You may choose to pay tuition in a one-time annual payment due on August first. There is a 2% tuition discount with this option. You may also choose to pay monthly through the school year. Payments are due on the 1st of each month from August through May.
Admission is offered based on designated classroom openings and a first-come, first served basis.
Yes. Students are placed on the wait list once they have completed the application process and remitted all applicable forms, documents, and fees.
Montessori Academy of Naples has limited finanacial assistance available.
Montessori Academy of Naples has limited scholarships available. MAN is certified to accept School Readiness, VPK, Step Up for Students, and McKay scholarships.
No. Montessori Academy of Naples is a non-sectarian educational institution.
The multi-aged classroom format allows for maximum overall development. Peers already established in the class solidify social, academic, and personal skills by mentoring newcomers. Newcomers benefit from the example of others as they watch them work and socialize. Seeing these seasoned students challenge themselves, learn through trial and error, succeed, and contribute to the classroom community helps newcomers envision the possibilities for themselves. Much like a family, older siblings take responsibility and teach younger siblings. The beauty of Montessori is that within the multi-aged environment, all students begin as newcomers and all will have the opportunity to become mentors.
Montessori is neither too structured nor too unstructured but is rather a system of balance. There are firm and consistent expectations within the classroom. The child’s freedom to choose is always balanced by the child’s ability to make productive choices. Physical, social, personal, and academic development are all of equal importance as is development of work habits and study skills, community awareness and contribution, and self-motivation and self-discipline. Montessori can address individually differing developmental priorities at differing times during the child’s development.
The best way to help your child learn to read is to read– read to them, read near them, read for pleasure, discuss what you read, engage in conversations about the vocabulary and content within your readings.
About Montessori Academy of Naples
Montessori Academy of Naples follows the Montessori Curriculum which is a comprehensive pedagogy that includes an integrated approach to education. Curriculum areas include language including reading, writing and oral language, sensorial, math, science, physical and political geography, history and cultural studies, art, music, practical living, and social development.
Montessori Academy of Naples serves students from 2 months to 12 years old.
Arrival is from 8:00 to 8:30 A.M for all programs. (Students registered in the early arrival program may begin arriving at 7:30A.M)
8:30 to 11:45 is a combination of group activities, open class work cycle, and outdoor time.
12:00 to 12:45 is lunchtime
12:45 to 3:00 is a second work cycle for older students, and a nap time for younger students.
3:00 to 3:15P.M. is regular dismissal
3:15 to 5:30P.M. is After School.
5:30P.M. school closes.
All Montessori Academy of Naples programs are five days per week. Half-day programs are available in some programs.
Montessori Academy of Naples has programs for children from 8 weeks to 12 years old.
Nido– infants from 2 to 18 months
Toddler– children from 18 to 36 months
Primary– children from 2 1/2 to 6 years– includes VPK, Extended Primary (kindergarten)
Lower Elementary– children from 6 to 9 years– 1st through 3rd grade
Upper Elementary– children from 9 to 12 years– 4th through 6th grade
No and yes. In a Montessori setting, students are working all day so “homework”, as one thinks of it traditionally, is not necessary. At the elementary level, students are required to read at home and they may need to acquire materials or information for projects. Students are also encouraged to participate in the work of the home such as helping to prepare meals, setting the table, doing chores that help the family. Involvement in the community is also encouraged.
Yes. Montessori Academy of Naples’ Summer Program runs through the months of June and July.
Yes. The Early Arrival program is from 7:30 to 8:00A.M. Advanced registration is required in this program. The After School Program is from 3:00 to 5:30 P.M.
The school is open from 7:30A.M to 5:30P.M. Monday through Friday. Office Hours are from 8:30A.M. to 4:30P.M.
Montessori Academy of Naples’ school year runs from mid-August through May. Summer programs run through June and July.
No students are not required to wear a school uniform but there is a dress code that requires student to wear character-free clothing, socks, and sneakers that are free of adornments such as lights, wheels, etc..
Yes, Montessori Academy of Naples requires students to wear character-free clothing, socks, and sneakers that are free of adornments such as lights, wheels, etc… think school clothes.
Yes, Montessori Academy of Naples has a school lunch program. Each meal consists of an entree plus fresh fruits and vegetables from MAN’s Organic Produce Co-op. Families sign up through the School Lunch Choice Program.
Yes, Montessori Academy of Naples provides a morning and an After School snack for all programs with the exception of the infant program as their dietary needs are individualized.
No. Montessori Academy of Naples is a non-sectarian school. Having said that, values of respect for others, kindness, charity, and community are fostered.
All Montessori Academy of Naples programs are five days per week. Montessori Academy of Naples does offer half-day programs to eligible students.
Yes, Montessori Academy of Naples offers a limited number of VPK spaces. Current students are given priority with remaining spaces, if any, filled on a first-come, first-served basis.