For many years now we have worked with Miami’s extraordinary private schools to bring you a series of Private School Visits special editions each year. It has been inspiring, rewarding and a lot of fun bragging about each of the schools that collectively make our community so special. Each one differs vastly from the others, offering a unique experience for the students and families it serves. It’s difficult to compare them, as each one is special in its own way.
For those of you who are exploring our local private schools for your children, my experience working with the schools featured below has taught me that you simply cannot make a bad choice. It’s simply a matter of which one is the best fit for your child. We hope this Special Edition makes the process easier.
Happy back-to-school and Happy JABBING!
ALEXANDER MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Palmetto Bay | South Miami | Coral Gables
See How Our Students “Learn to Love to Learn!” For over five decades, Alexander Montessori School has served children, ages 18 months to 12 years, by providing an unrivaled educational experience throughout four campuses. AMS offers a nurturing atmosphere coupled with the Montessori Method to create a dynamic environment where children “Learn to Love to Learn.” Please feel free to call us to schedule your personal tour of our campuses at 305.665.6274 or click HERE.
CARROLLTON SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART
Founded in 1961, Carrollton is an all-girl Catholic college preparatory day school in Coconut Grove, Florida, educating girls and young women ages 3-18. Sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart, Carrollton is the only Montessori-3 through Grade 12 girls school in the State of Florida. We develop confident young women who are responsible, creative and compassionate by encouraging them to become risk-takers, to seek challenges and to develop leadership. We are committed to excellence in education and believe that only a total education inclusive of spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical challenge can be called excellent. Join us for a Showcase for Montessori-3 through Grade 5 Wednesday, October 16, Grades 6-8 Friday, October 18, Upper School Monday, November 11. Please RSVP at www.carrollton.org or call us at 305.446.5673.
GULLIVER Coral Gables
At Gulliver, students are inspired to follow their passions, gain respect for each other and the world, and apply their skills to solve real-world problems.
Visit one of our Open House events or schedule a private tour to learn more about the Gulliver Difference.
For PreK3 – Grade 8 admission, please call 305.665.3593 or visit our website HERE.
For Grades 9 – 12 admission, call 305.666.7937 or visit our website HERE.
KLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
KLA Elementary School believes in a progressive and innovative approach to education that offers children quality and meaningful experiences that encourage them to become confident and responsible citizens in our community. We operate based on the Federal and State Academic Standards through hands on experiences and projects where the children can explore, research, exchange their ideas and be protagonists of their learning process. To schedule your private tour call 305-377-0391 or email us HERE. Registration is open for Kindergarten up to Third Grade. Click HERE to visit our website.
Aventura, Brickell, Coral Gables, Doral, Palmetto Bay
KLA Schools is a dynamic, developmentally appropriate program that is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education. An inviting, respectful, and consistent environment, our goal is to provide a place where children’s abilities, competences, and natural aptitudes are nurtured in ways that develop new and inherent talents. Locations: Aventura, Brickell, Coral Gables, Doral and Palmetto Bay. Registration is open for infants up to children 5 years of age. To schedule your tour call 305-377-0391, email us HERE or visit our website HERE.
LA PRIMA CASA MONTESSORI
The Roads | Brickell
Come schedule a private tour to learn how our school’s philosophy prepares your child for life. La Prima Casa Montessori places our graduates into Miami’s most prestigious schools, ensuring your child gets the highest quality education – now and in the future. To learn more or schedule a private tour, call 305-854-8001 or visit us online HERE.
PALMER TRINITY SCHOOL
Palmer Trinity is a co-ed college preparatory Episcopal school for students in grades 6-12 who seek an academically challenging, spiritually rich environment. Palmer Trinity gives every student the opportunity to reach his or her maximum potential by promoting academic distinction, social responsibility, strong moral character, and a lifetime of service. Prepare for university and beyond at a diverse, student-centered learning institution where students can grow, create, discover, and become responsible global citizens. To schedule a private tour, please contact Giovanna Arrien HERE, or register now for our 2019-20 Admission Breakfast on September 17 by clicking HERE.
A private institution with a public purpose, Ransom Everglades combines rigorous college preparation with a commitment to making the world a better place. Learn more about what makes an RE education special at our Open Houses, where you will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, speak with administrators, teachers, and students, and learn more about our curriculum and co-curricular activities. The Middle School Open Houses take place Tuesday, October 8 (Upper School), and Saturday, October 26 (Middle School). Sign up HERE.
THE ROIG ACADEMY
The Roig Academy is an independent IB World School located within the Pinecrest area. We are a Bilingual neighborhood Preschool serving ages 2-4. Our Day School for Grades K-8 specializes in serving students with ADHD and language-based learning struggles such as dyslexia. ClickHERE to schedule a tour or contact admissions at 305.204.7602.
ST. CHRISTOPHER’S BY THE SEA
St. Christopher’s By-the-Sea, Key Biscayne’s premier Montessori, is accepting applications for the 2019 – 2020 school year. A Montessori curriculum and robust enrichment program offer individualized limitless learning in a holistic and spiritual environment. Toddlers – 6th grade curriculum includes exposure and dedicated time to music, marine biology, art, Spanish, journalism, spiritual life, and physical education. Let St. Christopher’s bring out the love of learning in your child, call 305-361-5080 or CLICK HERE. #wearegolden.
ST. PHILIP’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
St. Philip’s Episcopal School has consistently sought to develop the best in its students since 1953. St. Philip’s offers a strong academic program for students in PK3 – Grade 5, committed to educating each child intellectually, physically, and spiritually in the Episcopal tradition.We provide a modern and integrated curriculum, surrounding each student with the encouragement vital to becoming an engaged citizen in a challenging world. Our school is a starting point that guides, teaches, and creates inspired individuals who may grow in grace and lead productive and meaningful lives. Please join us for one of our Admission Open Houses on October 3, November 5, December 5 and January 14. RSVP HERE.
ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL
St. Stephen’s is a co-educational day school serving families of all faiths in Pre-K3 through Grade 5. Our focus is to develop each child’s natural curiosity into a lifelong ability to think critically and creatively through innovative methodologies that spark creativity, ignite learning, explore passions, and empower leaders. We combine over 60 years of academic excellence with a strong commitment to values and morals. Guided by our Episcopal Identity, we worship together, seek diversity, strive for social justice, and celebrate community. To learn more, visit www.sseds.org or contact our Admission Office at 305-537-1277. Please click HERE to register for an Open House.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM INNOVATIVE SCHOOL
Come grow with us! At Temple Beth Sholom Innovative School, we nurture a community of learners through timeless Jewish values. We offer Infant/Toddler, Foundation (pre-school through Pre-K) and Elementary Levels, all of which embrace the Reggio Emilia philosophy and focus on innovative, personalized, student-driven learning. To learn more about our welcoming and caring approach to learning, visit our website HERE and join us for our next Open House, Thursday, September 19 at 10:00 am. To RSVP for our Open House or to schedule a tour at another time, please call 305.538.7231.
WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Founded in 1961, Westminster is an independent, college-preparatory Christian school serving students from preschool through grade 12. Westminster’s academic program challenges and empowers learners with a rigorous curriculum from a biblical worldview. Students enjoy a nurturing environment where exceptionally qualified teachers model Christian living and thinking. Westminster students benefit from extensive academic electives, athletic offerings and fine arts disciplines that allow them to discover their God-given talents. We invite you to learn more at an upcoming Parent Tour on October 2, 17, 23, or November 20, at 8:30 am, or at our Open House on Wednesday, November 6 at 4:00 pm. Register HERE or call 305-233-4027 for more information.