415 N. Lee Street, Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 787-5333

American Montessori Society Accredited School

Lake Montessori is the only Montessori school in Leesburg, Florida, using over 100 years of proven success to educate your children.

About Us

What makes us unique?

As the only Montessori school in Leesburg, our programs, size, facilities, location, and, most important of all, people set us apart from the rest.

The Montessori philosophy is founded upon a recognition that children have an innate desire to learn. Montessori designed integrated materials that direct a child’s learning in a form as close to natural learning as possible. Montessori materials allow children to experience each concept in a concrete manner and to work gradually to abstract understanding.

This learning takes place in an environment that develops disciplined independence, intellectual curiosity, self-esteem, and logical thinking.

Our goal is to use the Montessori methods, a carefully prepared environment and the best teachers to help students develop positive attitudes and behavior necessary to create the characteristics of successful learners, responsible individuals, and effective citizens.

Characteristics of Successful Learners

  • Academic risk-taking, working to the limit of one’s ability when necessary.
  • Careful, logical thinking, willing to consider all facts before making adecision.
  • Self-directed, willing to initiate learning activities, set goals, organize time, and complete projects.
  • Persistent in difficult work, willing to ask for help and considering disappointment a challenge.
  • Creative, using imagination to generate new ideas.
  • Enthusiastic in acquiring knowledge and in pursuing interests

Characteristics of Responsible Individuals

  • Showing respect for self and others.
  • Holding true to one’s values
  • Taking responsibility for one’s actions.
  • Honest about one’s strengths and weaknesses, setting reasonable goals to develop and improve.
  • Cooperative, able to contribute ideas, to listen, and to compromise.

Characteristics of Effective Citizens

  • Understanding the interdependence of all on earth.
  • Respecting the differences among people and cultures
  • Capable of communicating with individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Understanding importance of involvement in local, national, and worldwide concerns.
  • Awareness of the importance of each person’s contribution

Family Handbook

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