May Sands Montessori School Application Season Open for School Year 2022
May Sands Montessori School, Key West’s ONLY tuition-free Montessori school, is now conducting its Open Application Season for the 2022 School Year Admissions Lottery. Located in the heart of Key West, May Sands Montessori School serves students in grades VPK-8th. Applicants must be Monroe Country residents. The Application period is open until April 23, 2021. The public Admissions Lottery drawing will be held on May 7, 2021.
Application packets and instructions can be found online at MaySandsMontessori.com or picked up at the school’s Front Office, at 1400 United Street #110, Key West, FL 33040. For more information, call 305-293-1400 ext. 53418. As a Monroe County public charter school, May Sands Montessori School has been providing tuition-free, high-quality Montessori education to residents of the lower keys for almost 25 years. "The Montessori method may be one of the best-kept secrets in education," says school head Lynn Barras. This child-centered, individualized approach was developed over 100 years ago by Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman physician in Italy and life-long educationalist. The Montessori approach is on the cutting edge of today's school reform movement, which identifies innovations that have been part of Montessori classrooms since 1907. Multi-age groupings, a rich and extensive curriculum implemented with hands-on materials, cross-discipline learning, and care of the global environment are just a few of these innovative characteristics. “We love May Sands Montessori,” one parent reported, “Teachers and staff have created a warm, family atmosphere that nurtures children developmentally and academically to be their best selves.”