Preschool children possess a remarkable ability to absorb the world that surrounds them. Maria Montessori believed that the years from three to six are the MOST critical period for nurturing a child’s natural curiosity and for laying the foundation for all future development.


At six, there is a great transformation in the child, like a new birth. The child wants to explore society and the world, to learn what is right and wrong, and to explore meaningful roles in society. The child of this age wants to know how everything came to be, the history of the universe...


Tuition is based on a full year's enrollment from August to May. All payments apply to the entire year's tuition. Phasing in, short months, vacations and absences do not affect tuition.


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Children who attend Montessori programs excel academically, show strong self discipline and self-reliance, develop important social skills and exhibit outstanding leadership qualities. Nationalized test scores at South Lake Montessori place the majority of their students well above average with many scoring in the high 90th percentile. The founders of Google and Amazon proudly define themselves as former Montessori students. To learn more about a credible Montessori education visit:

Your child may begin at South Lake Montessori anytime during the school year. The Primary Program accepts three year-olds to six year-olds on a rolling basis. Children seven years old and older are admitted to the Elementary Program on an individual basis per Director’s discretion and interview.

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Call for more information about Clermont’s exclusive AMI-Recognized Montessori school experience. Your child deserves the best opportunity for future success; a Montessori education gives them that opportunity.