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Welcome to Cattoira Montessori

Cattoira Montessori School encourages independent, self-directed learning for life in a child-centered, international community valuing peace, respect for others and pride in individual difference.
Cattoira Montessori School was founded in June 2002 to foster a love of learning and to educate children to be caring, socially responsible citizens of their community and world. The educational and supplemental care programs at CMS involve children from eighteen months through twelve years of age in three different programs: Toddler, Primary, and Elementary. CMS seeks to educate the whole child, applying the Montessori philosophy, in a family-oriented environment. The philosophy is based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) whose holistic vision of education focuses on the cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs of the child. For Dr. Montessori, and for CMS, education is preparation for life.

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Montessori Education

Montessori Education

Maria Montessori believed that finding one’s place in the world, finding work that is meaningful and fulfilling, and developing the inner peace and depth of soul that allows us to love are the most important goals in life.

Benefits of Montessori

Your child learns at his rate, learns how to focus and concentrate. Will master the essential life skill of being a self-directed learner. Your child will achieve independence. Also, will be treated with respect and dignity.

Dr. Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori believed that finding one’s place in the world, finding work that is meaningful and fulfilling, and developing the inner peace and depth of soul that allows us to love are the most important goals in life.

Montessori Glossary

In a Montessori classroom, every exercise, every method and every piece of equipment takes advantage of a child’s inherent desire to learn. Children are free to work in groups or on their own. They may sit at a table or move about the room.

Montessori vs Traditional

Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is a positive sense of self-esteem. Montessori programs, based on self-directed, non-competitive activities, help children develop strong self-images, the confidence to face challenges and change with optimism.

Montessori Alumni

Jeff Bezos, Princes William & Harry, Sergey Brin & Larry Page, Anne Frank, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julia Child, Bill & Hilary Clinton, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Katherine Graham, George Clooney, Anne Hathaway, Beyonce Knowles, Taylor Swift and much more.

PROGRAMS AT CATTOIRA MONTESSORI

“It is true that we cannot make a genius. We can only give to teach child the chance to fulfill his potential possibilities.”
Maria Montessori

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TODDLER

Given a loving, nurturing environment, toddlers learn faster than anyone. Dr. Montessori explains it as the unconscious absorbent mind. She meant they not only have the ability to absorb knowledge but also the capability to teach themselves.

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PRIMARY

Children love to learn, and they are given every opportunity to explore the world around them. When you walk into a Montessori classroom, the first thing you will notice is that everyone is busy and interested in what they are doing.

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ELEMENTARY

Integrated studies provide students with unique and age-appropriate materials that help them to become accountable for their use of time, for accuracy in their work and to evaluate their strengths and areas of growth.

Summer Camp 2017

Our summer program is open to campers ages 18 months to 10 years of age. Camp operates for eight weeks beginning on June 5th and ending on July 28th. You can sign up for one session at a time, keeping things flexible to meet your summer schedule.
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What Our Parents Think

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Today was my 3 and a half year old son’s first day back at school and this is his third year attending Cattoira Montessori. Each year, we anticipate the first day with excitement but going back after spending the summer at his grandparents’ house is a tough competition. I was delighted when I asked my son how his first day was because I knew he started out tired and wasn’t prepared but to my surprise he exclaimed “It was the best day ever! I love my best teacher ever!!” His teacher this year is Ms Lorena and I wanted to publicly say thank you for being an amazing teacher. He was in the bath tub tonight and asking me if he could go back to school tonight. I couldn’t be happier with his enthusiasm for school!

Michelle L. Miami, FL, Yelp
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Our children have been at this school for many years now. They started in the primary room and are now in lower and upper elementary. As an involved parent and a developmental specialist, I have nothing but positive remarks to make about their home away from home. Our concerns have always been addressed, teachers and administration have always demonstrated implementation of a genuine “Montessori” philosophy, and our children are genuinely happy. I recommend this school both personally and professionally and know many parents that are grateful to have their children there.

Natalie Stx. Miami, FL, Facebook
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Both of my sons are currently attending Cattoira Montessori School (for 2 years now); and my husband and I are very glad about our decision to enroll them, both love going to school – they do not want to miss a single day!!!!…………and both have flourished in every aspect (ie.: academically, self-esteem and independence). The Directors and the rest of the staff are always very attentive to us as parents. We strongly recommend Cattoira Montessori School!!

Claudia Aguilar, Miami, FL, Facebook
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We are originally from Europe. When we moved to Miami, after trying several private kindergarten, we ended up at Cattoira. My son started to Cattoira Montessori as a kindergartner and graduated from elementary. HE LOVED THAT SCHOOL!!! As a parent, i loved their teaching as much as their care and attention for each student. I had concerns about adapting to normal school system once he starts the middle school but we didn’t face any problem. If you want your children to be in an educational, loving and caring kindergarten and elementary environment, that’s the school you need.

Pinar Insel Rayon, Miami, FL, Yelp
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Amazing school! Staff is professional and committed to creating a nurturing creative environment where kids flourish. They encourage individualism and develop hands on learning activities that make learning fun. The school provides various parent seminars and fun family events. It provides parents the ability to interact with each other and creates a sense of community among students and parents.

Syra Linnette. Miami, FL, Facebook
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Can’t begin to say how thankful my husband and I are that we found Cattoira Montessori 7 years ago. Our eldest son started there when he was 3 after touring several places. But after stepping into Cattoira, I knew this was going to be the place that would provide nurturance, while also fostering a drive for learning. This has not just been my children’s school for many years, but it has been their home away from home. Their teachers have truly worked with me on meeting their individual needs. They moved my eldest ahead, and skipped a grade, when he proved that he could.

I can say that by second grade, he and his classmates were working on skills ahead of what others were learning in his same grade in public school. Today, they continue to challenge him.
As for my 6 year old, who is more energetic and has a visual and experiential style of learning, he thrived here when he entered last year. It was a slow start, but one that worked at his pace until he was ready to run with his learning. His teacher and I were in constant communication. And she constantly told me she saw the potential in him. And now, I see him moving at such an exponential rate. He is reading books at home, adding four digit numbers and starting to multiply. So for having two different kinds of kids, I see the same outcome. They are eager to learn and growing into such independent, well-rounded young men. So thank you, Cattoira, for allowing their potentials to soar.

Kathleen N. Miami, FL, Yelp
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Cattoira Montessori School
9385 SW 79th Avenue
Miami, FL 33156
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