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.

The Montessori Advantage

Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is a positive sense of self-esteem. Montessori programs, based on self-directed, noncompetitive activities, help children develop strong self-images and confidence to face challenges and change with optimism.

Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching or reading. Children in Montessori classes learn at their own individual pace and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities. Learning is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline and a love of learning. Montessori classes place children in three-year age groups, forming communities in which the older children spontaneously share their knowledge with the younger ones. Montessori represents an entirely different approach to education.

A convenient comparison chart for the Montessori approach versus traditional education is available below.

Traditional Classroom Montessori Enviroment
Textbooks, pencil and paper, worksheets and dittos Prepared kinesthetic materials with incorporated control of error, specially developed reference materials
Working and learning without emphasis on social development Working and learning matched to the social development of the child
Narrow, unit-driven curriculum Unified, internationally developed curriculum
Individual subjects Integrated subjects and learning based on developmental psychology
Block time, period lessons Uninterrupted work cycles
Single-graded classrooms Multi-age classrooms
Students passive, quiet, in desks Students active, talking, with periods of spontaneous quiet, freedom to move
Students fit mold of school School meets needs of students
Students leave for special help Special help comes to students
Product-focus report cards Process-focused assessment, skills checklist, mastery benchmarks

Important Dates

  • December 21, 2017
    Winter Break
  • January 15, 2018
    MLK Jr Birthday (Student Holiday)
  • February 19, 2018
    Presidents Day (Student Holiday)
  • March 19, 2018
    Spring Break

Famous Montessori Students

Musician Sean "Diddy" Combs

Actress Dakota Fanning

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Singer/Songwriter Beyonce Knowles

Chef Julia Child

Queen Noor of Jordan

Magician David Blaine

Helen Keller

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Musician Yo Yo Ma

Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Anne Frank

Actor George Clooney

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Singer/Songwriter Taylor Swift

Video Game Creator Will Wright

Former Washington Post Editor Katharine Graham