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SouthWalton Montessori Academy

established in 2004, is committed to providing children with a foundation for lifelong learning. Our programs include Toddler (ages 18 months – 3), Early Childhood (ages 3-6), Lower Elementary (ages 6-9), Upper Elementary (ages 9-12), and Middle (ages 12-15).

Our non-profit school is designed to nurture the development of the whole child through creative discovery and interaction with teachers, peers and materials. We believe in preparing an enthusiastic environment that will nurture the growing child. Our curriculum fosters intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development and prepares our children to be global citizens.

We are located in the coastal town of Santa Rosa Beach in Northwest Florida. SWMA is guided by the standards set forth by the American Montessori Society - www.amshq.org


General Info

 South Walton Montessori Academy is located at 101 Eden Gardens Road in Pt. Washington, FL.  We currently have approximately 70 students enrolled between the ages of 18 months and 8th grade.
Toddler Class:  18 months up to 3 years old.  Maximum of 12 students for 2 teachers.
Primary Class: 3, 4 and 5 year olds.  Kindergarden year is done in this class. There is a maximum of 30 students for 3 teachers.
Lower Elementary Class:  1st, 2nd and 3rd grade.  Maximum of 20 students for 2 teachers.

South Walton Montessori School Calendar 2014-15

 The 2014-15 School Year Calendar is attached.  Please note the first day of school, August 18, is for Lower Elementary students and older.  Some, but not all, Primary and Toddler students will start on that day, and the rest will be phased in afterwards.  Your child's teacher should talk to you regarding your child's start date and information on the phase in process.

Pleae print a copy and make notes on your personal calendar for all of our important dates. 

Financial Assistance Applications for 2014-2015 School Year

Click here
 ONLY if you have been given instructions by SWMA
to begin the financial assistance application process.

Parent/Student Handbook

 Please see the attached Parent/Student Handbook.  

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2014/15 School Year: Students 18 months through Middle School

 The application process for the 2014/15 school year has began in February of 2014.  Several of our classrooms have reached maximum capacity for this school year, however we do have spots available in others.  I am attaching the application with an overview of the enrollment process.  Please note that the first step in the enrollment process is to set up an observation in the classrooms.  Please call Beth at 850-231-5955 to set up your observation today.  

South Walton Montssori Academy Makes Cover Story of International Magazine

South Walton Montessori Academy is honored to be featured on the cover of the International Montessori Magazine, Tomorrow's Child.

The article is titled "Maintaining Postivie Momentum and Growth During Challenging Economic Times." OPen the attachment to read the article.

South Walton Montessori Academy Adding Middle School

More than one new middle school is starting up in Walton County this year. In Point Washington, South Walton Montessori Academy is expanding to add seventh grade for the 2011-2012 school year, and will add eighth grade the following year.

The Montessori School was founded in 2004 by Director Catherine Beall and a dedicated group of parents seeking an alternative to traditional education. The school has experienced steady growth since its founding. A feasibility study was recently conducted, and the results showed it was time to move forward with the expansion.

Finding an experienced, Montessori-trained middle school teacher was the most important piece of the puzzle for the added grades. After a nationwide search, the school's parents and staff recently welcomed Paula Pilgrim, an accredited Montessorian from Houston.

“We are thrilled to have found Paula,” says School Administrator Beth Brock. “She's a highly trained and talented Montessori middle school teacher with a proven record of success.”