Primary Grades

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”

Maria Montessori


Primary Grades K-3

Registration for our Primary Grades program is open for the 2018-19 school year. Spaces are limited please register early. This is a mixed grades classroom  focusing on weekly/monthly personal learning goals instead of group goals. Individualized education allows students to advance at their own pace in core subjects (math/literacy) and use these skills to participate in project and art based group learning for subjects such as science and social studies. Enrichment is offered to students (Art/Music) in a group setting, but permiting individual creativity. 


Handwriting & Penmanship: Handwriting Without Tears

Writing: CTP Learn to Write,

Phonics: Explode the Code, Kane Press Let's Read Together

Reading: Scholastic Read & Understand,

Langauge & Vocabulary Development: Wordly Wise

Math: Montessori & several reading series that covers all math topics.

Science: Projects, covering basic science topics, selected with the students. 

Social Studies: Different project throughout the school year. 

Character Education: CTP Character Education

Art: Included in all aspects of our learning (music, fine arts, puppetry, performing arts)

Student Calendar

We are following Orange County Public School's student calendar (180 school days between August and May) 

Holidays & Vacations

All national holidays and county vacations as set by the  Orange County School Board.


School Hours

8:30am - 3:00pm (2:00 on Wednesday).

Student drop-off and pick-up times are 15 minutes within these hours. All early arrivals and late pickups beyond these times will be charged $5 for each occurrence.



Lunch & morning snack included in tuition.

Registration & Tuition

New Student Registration One Time Fee:$ 200.00

Yearly tuition is payable in 10 monthly installments. 1st payment due on registration, 2nd payment due on the first day of school. All subsequent payments due on the 1st of the month starting in August.

TPreK-K (transitional Preschool to Kindergarten) $ 6,500.00

Kindergarten $ 6,750.00

TK-1 (transitional Kindergarten to 1st grade) $7,000.00

First Grade $ 7,250.00

Second Grade $ 7,750.00

Third Grade $ 8,250.00

Fourth Grade - $ 8,750.00

Fifth Grade - $ 9,250.00

Frequently Asked Questions About Kindergarten & First Grade


Is kindergarten attendance required for a child that turns five before September 1? 

No. A parent that chooses not to enroll their child in kindergarten is not in violation of compulsory school attendance laws. However, Florida law, [Section 1003.21 (1)(a), Florida Statutes], specifies that all children who have attained the age of six years or who will have attained the age of 6 years by February 1 of any school year are required to attend school regularly during the entire school term. If a child enters public school at age 6 without evidence of kindergarten completion of an official transcript, then they will be placed in the first program of study, and that is kindergarten. The child will progress according to the district's student progression plan.


How is compulsory school attendance defined?

Florida Law (Section 1003.21, Florida Statutes) states that all children who are either six years of age, who will be six years old by February 1 of any school year, or who are older than six years of age but who have not attained the age of 16 years, must attend school regularly during the entire school term. A student who attains the age of 16 years during the school year is not subject to compulsory attendance beyond the date of which the student attains that age if he/she files a formal declaration of intent to terminate school enrollment with the school district.


Is there a set number of hours per day a child must attend a public kindergarten program? 

Florida law specifies that in order for a public kindergarten student to be considered a full-time student, he or she must receive a minimum of 720 net hours of instruction or four hours per day, based on 180 school days [Section 1011.61, Definition, Florida Statutes]. Florida school districts may offer a full day of instruction to kindergarten students and the decision to do so is locally approved by each district school board. Private schools can create their own kindergarten program, but most adhere to these standards.


7228 Earlwood Ave. Mount Dora, FL 32757 ~ Tel: 352-729-4816 Fax: 352-383-7304~

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