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 aged 3-6th grade for the 2016/17 school year, adding 7th in 17/18 and 8th in 18/19.

A search committee will be convened shortly to identify leadership, teachers, and staff for our school. Please stay tuned for details as our board of directors works to secure and announce our facility and as the formal search for our Executive Director and Principal begins. Both announcements will be coming in the next couple months.

If you have questions or want to share the name of talented people, please reach out via FB, email, or phone. We can be reached at info@montessoriofwinterhaven.com or through contact information and forms found on our contact page.