Brandon & Riverview Montessori SchoolsThe Brandon Montessori School at River Hills, The Riverview Montessori School at Rivercrest and The SouthShore Montessori School at Waterset The Brandon Montessori School at River Hills, The Riverview Montessori School at Rivercrest and The SouthShore Montessori School at Waterset
"Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment"
- Maria Montessori

Programs

Our Montessori schools offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of your children:

 

Young Children Program (2 1/2 -Year Olds)

The Riverview Montessori offers itYoug Children Program for children 2 1/2 years of age. Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. The following Young Children Programs are available:

  • Half Day Program - 7:15 a.m. -- 11:45 a.m.
  • Full Day Program - 7:15 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m.
  • Extended Day Program - 7:15 a.m. -- 6:00 p.m.

 


Typical Daily Schedule*
 
7:15 to 8:00 a.m. Arrivals and independent Montessori work cycle
 
8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Circle time, Montessori presentations, and independent Montessori work cycle: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Music and Movement, Art, and Story Time

Children have 30 minutes during the morning for snack and outdoor play
 
11:00 to 12:15 p.m. Supervised lunch and outdoor play
 
11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Half-day dismissal
 
12:15 to 12:30 p.m. Story time (quiet time)
 
12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Rest (children lie down on their mats and rest while listening to soft, classical music and stories)
 
  **Kindergarten children take a 15-minute rest and continue their afternoon work cycle until 2:00 p.m., when we prepare for dismissal
 
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Free play, outdoor activity, music and movement
 
2:30 to 2:45 p.m. Full day dismissal
 
2:45 to 3:00 p.m. Afternoon snack
 
3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. After school program activities: music and movement, songs, games, puzzles, reading, educational videos, and extra curricular activities
 
5:30 to 6:00 p.m. End of the school day
 

*Schedule is subject to change depending on the needs of the children or inclement weather

Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. Each child is responsible for bringing his or her own lunch. The school serves nutritious morning and afternoon snacks.

Admissions Requirements for the Young Children's Program

  • Child must be 2 1/2 years old and does not need to be fully toilet trained
  • Completion of all forms in the Registration Packet
  • Payment of non-refundable registration fee
  • A month long probationary period for all new students is required to determine whether our academic program is beneficial, and meets the needs of the child

Prior to the first day of class, each child must have the following health documents and certificates on file in the school. These documents are required by Childcare Licensing:

  • Certificate of Health, DH form 3040
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization, DH form 680
  • Copy of the child’s birth certificate

 

Part-Time, Full-Time & Extended Day for Pre-Primary Children

Our Schools offer the following programs for pre-primary children:

  • Half Day Program - 7:15 a.m. — 11:45 a.m.
  • Full Day Program - 7:15 a.m. — 2:45 p.m.
  • Extended Day - 7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 


Typical Daily Schedule*
 
7:15 to 8:00 a.m. Arrivals and independent Montessori work cycle
 
8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Circle time, Montessori presentations, and independent Montessori work cycle: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Music and Movement, Art, and Story Time

Children have 30 minutes during the morning for snack and outdoor play
 
11:00 to 12:15 p.m. Supervised lunch and outdoor play
 
11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Half-day dismissal
 
12:15 to 12:30 p.m. Story time (quiet time)
 
12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Rest (children lie down on their mats and rest while listening to soft, classical music and stories)
 
  **Kindergarten children take a 15-minute rest and continue their afternoon work cycle until 2:00 p.m., when we prepare for dismissal
 
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Free play, outdoor activity, music and movement
 
2:30 to 2:45 p.m. Full day dismissal
 
2:45 to 3:00 p.m. Afternoon snack
 
3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. After school program activities: music and movement, songs, games, puzzles, reading, educational videos, and extra curricular activities
 
5:30 to 6:00 p.m. End of the school day
 

*Schedule is subject to change depending on the needs of the children or inclement weather

Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. Children are responsible for bringing their own lunch. The school serves nutritious morning and afternoon snacks.

Admissions Requirements for the Pre-Primary Program

  • Child must be 3 years old at the time of enrollment and must be toilet trained
  • Completion of all forms in the Registration Packet
  • Payment of non-refundable registration fee
  • A month long probationary period for all new students is required to determine whether our academic program is beneficial, and meets the needs of your child

Prior to the first day of class, each child must have the following health documents and certificates on file in the school. These documents are required by Childcare Licensing:

  • Certificate of Health (Yellow Form, DH form 3040)
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization (Blue Form, DH form 680)
  • Copy of the child’s birth certificate

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Kindergarten

Kindergarten class is held Monday through Friday. The school is open at 7:15 a.m. and classes begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Our Schools offer the following programs for Kindergarten children:.

  • Full Day Program - 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Extended Day - 7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 


Typical Daily Schedule*
 
7:15 to 8:00 a.m. Arrivals and independent Montessori work cycle
 
8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Circle time, Montessori presentations, and independent Montessori work cycle: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Science, Computers, Geography, Spanish, Music and Movement, Art and Story Time

Children have 30 minutes during the morning for snack and outdoor play
 
11:00 to 12:15 p.m. Supervised lunch and outdoor play
 
12:15 to 12:30 p.m. Story time (quiet time)
 
12:30 to 1:45 p.m. **Kindergarten children take a 15-minute rest and continue their afternoon work cycle until 2:00 p.m., when we prepare for dismissal
 
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Free play, outdoor activity, music and movement
 
2:30 to 2:45 p.m. Kindergarten dismissal
 
2:45 to 3:00 p.m. Afternoon snack for Extended Day Students
 
3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. After school program activities: music and movement, songs, games, puzzles, reading, educational videos, and extra curricular activities
 
5:30 to 6:00 p.m. End of the school day
 

*Schedule is subject to change depending on the needs of the children or inclement weather.

Children are responsible for bringing their own lunch. The school serves nutritious morning and afternoon snacks.

Admissions Requirements for the Kindergarten Program

  • Child must be 5 years old by September 1st.
  • Completion of all forms in the Registration Packet
  • Payment of non-refundable registration fee
  • A month long probationary period for all new students is required to determine whether our academic program is beneficial, and meets the needs of your child.

Prior to the first day of class, each child must have the following health documents and certificates on file in the school. These documents are required by Childcare Licensing:

  • Certificate of Health, (Yellow Form, DH form 3040)
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization (Blue Form, DH form 680)
  • Copy of the child’s birth certificate

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First through Third Grade

The Riverview Montessori offers its Elementary Program for children 6 to 9 years old, in First through Third Grade. Class is held Monday through Friday. The school is open at 7:15 a.m. and class begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Elementary dismissal is 2:30 p.m. Children are responsible for bringing their own lunch. The school serves nutritious morning and afternoon snacks. The Riverview Montessori School offers the following programs for elementary children:

  • Full Day Program - 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Extended Day - 7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 


Typical Daily Schedule*
 
7:15 to 8:00 a.m. Arrivals and independent Montessori work cycle
 
8:00 to 11:30 a.m. Montessori presentations, and independent Montessori work cycle: History, Geography, Math, Language, Life Sciences, Foreign Language, Computers, Music & Movement, and Art.

Children have 30 minutes during the morning for snack and outdoor play
 
11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Supervised lunch and outdoor play
 
12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Montessori Presentations. Children will continue their afternoon work cycle until 2:00 p.m. when we prepare for dismissal.
 
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Free play, outdoor activity, music and movement
 
2:30 to 2:45 p.m. Full Day students' dismissal
 
2:45 to 3:00 p.m. Afternoon snack
 
3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. After school care activities: music and movement, songs, games, puzzles, reading, educational videos, and extra curricular activities. Time includes student  homework completion with staff assistance.
 
5:30 to 6:00 p.m. End of the school day
 

Admissions Requirements for the Elementary School Program:

  • Child must be 6 years old at the time of enrollment and must have successfully completed Kindergarten
  • Appropriate documentation of Kindergarten completion will be required -- report cards, class records
  • Completion of all forms in the Registration Packet
  • Payment of non-refundable registration fee
  • A month long probationary period for all new students is required to determine whether our academic program is beneficial, and meets the needs of the child

Prior to the first day of class each child must have the following health documents and certificates on file in the school. These documents are required by Hillsborough County Childcare Licensing:

  • Certificate of Health (Yellow Form, DH form 3040)
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization (Blue Form, DH form 680)
  • Copy of the child's birth certificate

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After School Program for Elementary

After School Program 2:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. for students enrolled at Lithia Springs Elementary or Terrell Sessums Elementary.

Program includes “early release days” based on the public school calendar. Our school serves a nutritious afternoon snack.

Admissions Requirements for the After School Care Program:

  • Child must be enrolled at Lithia Springs or Terrell Sessums Elementary schools
  • Completion of all forms in the Registration Packet
  • Payment of non-refundable registration fee

Prior to the first day of class each child must have the following information on file at the school:

  • Release form on file at the elementary school
  • Emergency Information Card & Authorization for Student Release filled out and signed
  • Allergies and health concerns documented

PLEASE NOTE: If your child is picked up late from The Brandon Montessori School or The Riverview Montessori School, a late payment charge of $1.00 per minute will apply.

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Summer Program

The Brandon Montessori & The Riverview Montessori Summer Program is a relaxed approach to Montessori.

During our summer program, we explore 8 different countries/regions around the world. Cultural studies of each region include music, arts, crafts, gardening, games and much more…

Registration Fee (non-refundable) $25.00 (if not registered for Fall).

A current FL Certificate of Health form, FL Certificate of Immunization, and a copy of the birth certificate must be on file for each child, prior to the start of the Summer Program regardless of fall enrollment. Please call for tuition rates and details of specialized camps we offer.

  • The Brandon Montessori School: (813) 655-9300
  • The Riverview Montessori School: (813) 741-3300

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Voluntary PreKindergarten Program (VPK)

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Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children need to become strong readers and students at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in school. VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and Florida State Certified teachers.

Summer Voluntary PreKindergarten Program (Summer Session available at all three campus locations)

Daily program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday (There is no VPK on Fridays).

* Children must be picked up promptly at 5:30 pm. A late payment charge of $1.00 per minute will apply to all children who are picked up late.
* If you are interested in having your child attend the Montessori School on that Friday also, you must give the school prior notification on that Monday, and there is a fee of $35.00 per Friday.

Each child is responsible for bringing his or her own lunch. The school serves nutritious morning and afternoon snacks.

Fall Voluntary PreKindergarten Program (Available at all three campus locations)

Daily program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dates are based on Hillsborough County Public School calendar and are subject to change.

VPK-PLUS Program (Available for Fall Session at all three campus locations)

Two VPK-PLUS Programs are available: 5 Full Day (7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and 5 Extended Day (7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)


Each child is responsible for bringing his or her own lunch. The school serves nutritious morning and afternoon snacks.

*For more detailed information, please feel free to contact and speak directly with the Director.

Admissions Eligibility requirements for VPK are as follows:

  • Child must reside in Florida
  • Must be 5 years old by September 1st for the Summer VPK session
  • Must be 4 years old by September 1st for the Fall VPK session
  • Have not previously participated in a school year VPK program
  • VPK Certificate of Eligibility

Student Documentation:

  • Original VPK Certificate and Montessori Enrollment Form
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Signed Attendance Policy
  • Certificate of Health (Yellow Form, DH form 3040)
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization (Blue Form, DH form 680)
  • Emergency Information Card completed and signed
  • Allergies and health concerns

Limited space is available.

 

"My wife and I feel all the staff enjoy their time and experiences with all the kids. They are very willing to communicate with me as a parent on a daily basis, and I cannot imagine a better VPK summer program and school for our son! Riverview Montessori School is such a wonderful place! I leave every day feeling good about the program and am looking forward to an exciting, rewarding school year."

Erl Davis, Jr. Author of the book Ready, Set, Win and Proud Parent
Riverview, FL

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