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Vision and mission

Montessori Academy of the Upper Keys is an independent, nonsectarian, co-educational day school with a culturally and economically diverse student population, enrolling children from 2 months through 2nd grade. The school’s programs are based on the philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori.We bring together motivated students, dedicated staff, and committed parents to fulfill our mission and provide a quality college-preparatory program.

Vision Statement Montessori Academy teaches children to become leaders in their community and enhance the world around them.

Misson – Montessori Academy of the Upper Keys provides an exceptional educational environment enveloped in warmth and love. We motivate and follow the lead of each child; fostering a love of life and learning, caring for the environment and the community, global consciousness, and belief in each student’s power to make positive changes.

School Aims

To provide the best learning environment for the children
To develop a harmonious blend of age, personality, strengths, weaknesses, interests and passions
To maintain the highest level of Montessori curriculum and practice
To educate the whole child; academically, emotionally and socially
To promote global awareness and peace
To empower children with the means to become confident and independent learners
To prepare children for the future with optimism.
To ensure children develop a lifelong love of learning
To establish a beautiful partnership between family, school and community
To establish a beautiful partnership between family, school and community
To attract families whose values and commitment are in line with the vision of the school

Core Values

Empowerment

As active learners, children are encouraged to develop their individual skills, strengths and talents and pursue investigations independently. Children are provided multiple opportunities to become decision makers, creative producers and active researchers.

Nurturing Environment

Our school offers a warm environment shaped by the values of respect, compromise, integrity, cooperation, tolerance, peace and love.

Citizenship

Our school is dedicated to the development of the child as an active learner, a collaborator, a citizen of his/her community and the world community.

Diversity

Ethnic, racial, religious, and lifestyle differences among students and their families enrich the heterogeneity of our school. Cultural diversity is valued and (children are exposed to) various perspectives are covered through the curriculum. Individual differences are celebrated at MAUK as a source of learning and joy.

Joy

We believe in celebrating life and learning with a sense of joy, appreciation and wonder.

Peace

We believe that Peace is a core tenement of raising peaceful, open minded children.

Open 7:30 – 5:30 INFO
We currently educate children from 18 months to 6 years
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We love Montessori Academy of the Upper Keys. All 3 of our girls have (or will by this year) attended...
2018-04-07T18:51:50+00:00
We love Montessori Academy of the Upper Keys. All 3 of our girls have (or will by this year) attended this wonderful school. The teachers are all amazing. I couldn’t imagine entrusting anyone else with our children. Thanks for teaching and loving our girls 💗 Allison 
What a wonderful preschool - caring teachers, nurturing environment and quality activities make this Montessori preschool the best in the...
2018-04-07T18:52:54+00:00
What a wonderful preschool – caring teachers, nurturing environment and quality activities make this Montessori preschool the best in the Keys. Carolyn DePaula DeCuba
So Happy to be part of the Montessori Academy Upper Keys family! Megan Sheriff
2018-04-07T18:53:51+00:00
So Happy to be part of the Montessori Academy Upper Keys family! Megan Sheriff