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Preschool Program

Preschool at Cypress Junction Montessori Cypress Junction Montessori is a quality Montessori school located in downtown Winter Haven offering full and half day preschool options. Our three and four-year-old preschool students begin their educational journey in our primary classroom. This mixed aged classroom consists of preschool and kindergarten students. Preschool students start their day in line time with their teachers and fellow classmates. Here they’ll pledge the flag, be introduced to new lessons, sing songs and complete group activities. Line time is followed by a three-hour work cycle where students enjoy a variety of activities, known in the classroom as lessons, that introduce them to

Middle School students talk together during snack at Cypress Junction Montessori.

Kindergarten – 8th Grade Charter School

Cypress Junction is a free public charter school located in downtown Winter Haven that follows the Montessori Method. CJM serves students in Kindergarten – 8th grade under the charter. What is a Charter School? Charter schools are public schools of choice. They are very popular—and among the fastest growing school choice options in Florida. Charter schools are largely free to innovate, and often provide more effective programs and choice to diverse groups of students. Want to learn more? The Florida Department of Education offers a wide selection of resources about charter schools here. Montessori makes Cypress Junction unique. Charter schools were created to offer new

Cypress Junction Montessori encourages the development of the whole child by providing a comprehensive Montessori education.

We do this through:

  • Cultivating independent thought, foundational skills, awareness of their environment, empathy for others, social ease, and high self-esteem in every student.
  • Establishing within each child the intellectual, emotional, and physical rigor needed to become a self directed learner, flexible thinker, and creative problem solver.
  • Supporting each student’s ever-increasing curiosity about the world in which they live.
  • Instilling the values and skills necessary to help our students to grow up to be successful global citizens.
  • Bringing academic standards and student passions together to fuel a desire to learn.

Cypress Junction Montessori sets children on a path that embraces creativity, builds self awareness and helps them develop the academic skills, physical tools and personal confidence necessary for lifelong success.

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