Mission and Vision


May Sands Montessori School provides free Montessori education to the children of Key West and the Lower keys to prepare them for a life of purpose, integrity and academic accomplishment.


At May Sands Montessori School, we envision a future where the transformative power of Montessori education enriches the lives of our students, families, and the entire Key West and Lower keys communities for free. We are united by a profound belief in the potential of each child as we nurture their intellectual, emotional, and social growth.

Our vision is a place where:

1. Independence Thrives: We cultivate independent thinkers who approach learning with curiosity and resilience. Our students are empowered to explore, discover, and create, fostering a lifelong love of learning.

2. The Whole Child Flourishes: We recognize that education extends far beyond textbooks. We are committed to nurturing the whole child, emphasizing not only academic excellence but also the development of character, compassion, and a sense of purpose.

3. Families are Engaged: We honor the vital role of families in a child’s educational journey. Our school is a welcoming and inclusive community where adults are active partners, collaborating with us to support their child’s growth and development.

4. Community is Enriched: We envision May Sands Montessori School as a beacon of inspiration and educational excellence in the Key West and lower keys communities. Our commitment to Montessori principles extends beyond our walls, impacting the wider community through outreach, collaboration, and shared resources.

Together, with families, students, and community members as our stakeholders, we strive to create an educational environment where every child’s unique potential is realized, where the whole child is nurtured, and where our school serves as a cornerstone for the flourishing community around us.

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