Public Open Houses are scheduled each month or you may schedule a private tour through the office at 239-597-2255.
The best way to gain insight into Montessori Academy of Naples is to visit. During your visit you will have an opportunity to walk the halls and see the classrooms as well as speak with a school representative. Public Open Houses are held outside of school hours, while private tours are conducted during school hours allowing you to see the children at work. Our campus is conveniently located in Naples adjacent to Hodges University at Interstate 75 and Immokolee Road. Click here for map and directions.
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.
Montessori Academy of Naples is now enrolling for 2013 Summer Programs. Each year Montessori Academy of Naples creates and offers a cohesive Summer curriculum that begins with a theme to span the nine weeks and addresses at each level the natural curiosity and interests of the students. The theme for Summer 2013 is Mother Nature’s World Wide Web. Students will spend the summer exploring the delicate balance of ecosystems–from the interconnected nature of all things on our earth to the ecosystem in our own backyard. Summer Programs at Montessori Academy of Naples are designed to include both seasoned Montessori students and those from more traditional educational settings. We hope you will join us for a summer of fun!
Montessori Academy of Naples is now enrolling for School Year Programs. Montessori Academy of Naples has school year programs for students from 2 months to 12 years old. MAN’s School Year Programs begin in mid- August and run through May with breaks similar to those of public school systems within our area.