2016-17 Yearbooks – Now on Sale Our yearbook committee has been hard at work on the yearbook for our Inaugural year! You’re not going to want to miss purchasing this keepsake for your family. Sales of the book are now open, and orders must be placed by March 23, 2017. Click to Order There’s still time to contribute! Do you have photos from this school year that may be good for the yearbook? We’re still putting the finishing touches on the interior pages and would love to consider including your photos! Please email them to yearbook@cypressjunction.org.Read More →

We are excited to announce Dr. Linda Ray will be joining our team as Interim Principal for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year. Dr. Ray brings a wealth of educational experience with her to Cypress Junction Montessori and we are fortunate to have found such a dedicated and passionate educator to see us through our inaugural year. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ray to our CJM community!   “It is a pleasure to serve as interim principal of Cypress Junction Montessori. During these 3 months, I am committed in ensuring the continued success of Cypress Junction Montessori. I have been an educator for moreRead More →

We are excited to announce four new members of our team who will start their journey with CJM this Monday, February 13, 2017. Please join me in welcoming them aboard! Their presence, excitement, and dedication to the CJM mission is undeniable and our entire community will benefit from what they will bring to our students. Without further ado, please welcome …. Jill Manning -Executive Administrative Assistant Jill Manning is going to be a great addition to our front office team. She has a wealth of business knowledge and computer experience that will be beneficial to assisting in organizing our policies and strengthening our business supportRead More →

Cypress Junction Montessori invites you to join with others in the Montessori Community throughout the world to celebrate the qualities of Montessori during Montessori Education Week – the last week in February every year. This year, the dates are February 26 through March 4, 2017 and we are celebrating the 110th anniversary of Montessori Education! Montessori Testimonials We’d love to feature testimonials from our students, parents and guardians on our blog and social media as part of our celebration of Montessori Education! If you or your child would like to participate, please email your submission (short write-up and any photos you’d like to share) to Katrina@CypressJunction.org andRead More →

Homer and Annette Thompson

Cypress Junction Montessori (CJM), a public charter school in Winter Haven, is pleased to announce the launch of a school-wide music program plus enhancements to our arts and science education thanks to the legacy of Homer and Annette Thompson. We’re excited to share how music, arts, and science will be expanded in each of our classrooms and show our appreciation to the Thompsons. Meet the Thompsons Homer and Annette Thompson were both born in east Polk County and graduated from Haines City High School. Homer also graduated from the University of Florida. They married in 1939. Homer went on to have a long and distinguishedRead More →

Montessori classrooms are filled with diverse groups of engaged students working and learning according to their individual interests and abilities. Soon, you’ll be able to see these multi-age classrooms in action in downtown Winter Haven. Cypress Junction Montessori, a new public charter school, will open in August for the 2016-2017 school year with students ages three through sixth grade. The school will add seventh grade in 2017 and eighth grade in 2018. The open enrollment period for Cypress Junction Montessori began on February 19 and will remain open through March 18. The application is simple, takes less than 10 minutes and can be found atRead More →

With the excitement around Tuesday’s school board approval and today’s Ledger article, we want to clarify a few a few points for our supporters. Melissa Davis is the director of the Winter Haven Montessori preschool, and she is an advocate for and contributor to our efforts. Her school will continue to operate as a private preschool. Montessori of Winter Haven, a public charter school, is a new and separate non-profit organization. While both schools share the same mission of providing a genuine Montessori educational option to the Winter Haven community, they are independent entities. The charter school will provide education and care to children agedRead More →

It all started in early 2014 with a group of parents in Winter Haven who saw a need for more public educational choices in their community. This group began working on a plan to provide a unique, quality tuition-free option to K-8 students in the Winter Haven community. On October 6th, the Montessori of Winter Haven Charter School team moved one step closer toward achieving that goal after a unanimous vote of the Polk County School Board to approve their application to open a new K-8 Montessori charter school in 2016. “We are excited to begin moving forward with this plan we’ve worked so hardRead More →

Please take just a couple minutes to fill out this simple survey.  The response from the survey will be used in the charter application to demonstrate the Winter Haven community’s interest in this project.  This documentation is critical to our efforts as we are in the final stretch of preparing our charter school application to establish a Montessori school right here in Winter Haven! Simply click the link below & answer our 5 questions! (We’d love it if you could share this with your friends, too!) Take the Survey!  Read More →