Sonia A. Johnson, Director. Established 1970
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Where Is Your Child Spending
Important Formative Years of Life?
Montessori Environment Is
Where Children are Free to Grow and Love to Learn.
Welcome to our Five Montessori
Sonia A. Johnson established her first
Montessori Academy over 40 years ago.
Our Montessori Schools are located in
Tampa,Temple Terrace and Ocala, Florida
Excellence in education where children
are free to grow and love to learn is her goal. She now directs three
Montessori Academies and two Montessori Preparatory Schools. Her first
Montessori Academy was established over 40 years ago in Tampa,
The Montessori approach offers a broad
vision of education as an aid to life. Montessori is designed to help
children with their task of inner construction as they grow from
childhood to maturity. It succeeds because it draws its principles from
the natural development of the child. The inherent flexibility allows
the method to adapt to the needs of the individual, regardless of the
level of ability, learning style or social maturity.
Montessori classrooms provide a
prepared environment where children are free to respond to their natural
drive to work and learn. The children's inherent love of learning is
encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous,
meaningful activities under the guidance of a trained adult. Through
their work, the children develop concentration, motivation, persistence
and discipline. Within this framework of order, the children progress at
their own pace and rhythm, according to their individual capabilities,
during the crucial years of development.
The role of the Montessori Teacher is
one of guide and observer, whose ultimate goal is to intervene
less and less as the child develops. The teacher builds an
atmosphere of calm, order and joy in the classroom and
encourages the children in all their efforts, thus promoting
self-confidence and discipline. The role of the Montessori
Teacher is one of guide and observer, whose ultimate goal is to
intervene less and less as the child develops.
appointment to see all of these in action soon and to judge for
yourself the many benefits a Montessori education can provide.
Sonia A. Johnson,