Kingswood Montessori Academy

  • Grades: PK-6
  • Student Enrollment: 114
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5 out of 5 | 16 Reviews
  • Address
  • 20130 Sw 304th St
  • Homestead, FL 33030
  • Phone
  • (305) 248-2308
  • Other Details
  • Principal or Admin: Maday Rodriguez
  • Fax: (305) 248-4484
  • Website: kingswoodmontessori.com
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School Description

Kingswood Montessori Academy was founded in 1968, Kingswood now operates under the direction of Ms.Maday Rodriguez. Ms. Rodriguez received a Bachelor\'s degree in Communication from The University of Miami. The teaching staff at Kingswood have successfully completed their Montessori training from accredited training schools. Elementary teachers hold college degrees, as more well. The teaching assistants receive on-the-job training and outside seminars, and receive thorough background screening before employment. All teachers and assistants comply with the ongoing training classes required by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The program includes classes for toddler, preschool, and elementary levels. Kingswood is accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Private School Accreditation and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Excellence by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Kingswood is a member of the Dade Association of Academic Non-Public Schools and the National Council for Montessori Education.

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16 reviews for Kingswood Montessori Academy

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 16, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I strongly recommend this school to parents who value what is truly important in the school... the student. My child has been a student now for 4 years and I am amazed at the new energy the school has had this year. Education, positivity, encouraging independence, fostering a safe environment is the priority at this school, as well as giving my child an individual attention to his learning needs. The school is nationally accredited and the administration is very attentive to the families needs. I agree with the last reviews, definitely do your research, visit other schools, ask to speak to current families enrolled in the school, and you will see what makes this school so great.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 07, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Our daughter has attended preschool at this facility and we could not be more pleased. She reads without difficulty, does creative art projects, is excited about math and can count and write to 100 without help. She starts Kindergarten in 6 weeks.The school is very, very safe and the staff takes this responsibility seriously There are many ways for parents to be involved in the school and in the classroom. Parental participation is quite high. The extracurricular activities include soccer, tennis, string instruments, music appreciation, Karate,yoga, dance and more. We considered many schools before choosing this one and couldn't be happier with our choice.Ah they have two miniature horses,a goose,a rooster and goats for the children to interact and learn love the animals.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 06, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Amazing school. I highly recommend it. A true positive, learning environment. My son loves it. Great work!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 04, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I highly recommend this school. My child really enjoys the environment and has really improved academically and socially. An amazing school! Awesome job.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 28, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Kingswood is the best school for my daughter. They have small class size, individual attention, a wonderful environment. She is very happy, and is doing very well academically. I highly recommend it.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 22, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I highly recommend this school. It has really taught my child to enjoy learning. It truly is a very unique school.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 18, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • We love the new administration; they are improving an already good school. My son’s teacher is very qualified, she has a Master degree and is Montessori certified, the facility is just beautiful, the classrooms and the playgrounds are excellent and what is more important to me my child is learning in a save loving environment, I can tell you as a father that is priority for Kingwood Montessori staff.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 16, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The best school for my child is definitely Kingswood. As an informed parent, I interviewed with the administration, toured the facility, and spoke to the families who are now in the school. I got on the waiting list and when there was an opening I did not hesitate. Yet, the best judge of the school is my daughter who is learning, thriving and has really enjoyed her experience.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 16, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Kingswood montessori is a wonderful and very unique schools, campus is just beautiful my son tells me that looks like Disney World,but more important is that children are in a very safe environment where they learn a lot,do your homework Kingswood Montessori is one of the few private school accredited in the area.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 14, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I highly recommend this school to parents that are interested in their child's education. The school has certified teachers in the Montessori method and the administration focuses on accountability of the learning process. Aside from that it's an accredited school in an enchanting and well maintained campus. I am thrilled my child is here!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 08, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The best school for my child is definitely Kingswood. As an informed parent, I interviewed with the administration, toured the facility, and spoke to the families who are now in the school. I got on the waiting list and when there was an opening I did not hesitate. Yet, the best judge of the school is my daughter who is learning, thriving and has really enjoyed her experience.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 27, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I love the education my child is getting and how happy he is to come to school. The program includes music, foreign language, working with the gardens and animals as well. My child loves it.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 11, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The school has a great educational program. My child receives individual attention and this has really made a difference in his learning. This year there are a lot more activities and afterschool programs, like yoga, soccer and karate, for preschool and elementary, as well as lectures for parents on great topics. I was on a waiting list, and waited to get enrolled, and I'm thrilled we got in. I am excited for next year. The tours are very informative and you learn about Montessori.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 22, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • As a parent I am pleased with the individualized attention my child is receiving in the Elementary program. I was looking for a program that focused on academics but also fostered other areas such as independent thinking, social awareness art, Spanish, responsibility, and good behavior, and that is what the Montessori system is teaching my child. This is a wonderful school and my child is benefiting greatly from it. Thanks!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 15, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My daughter has been at Kingswood for 3 years and here are the facts about my experience:
    *The school is true Montessori school
    *Breathtaking campus, that is impeccably maintained, where my daughter loves to run and play
    *Gardens the children actually plant
    *Animals the are responsible and interact with
    *A new administration that has positive energy and has implemented more extracurricular activities, focused more on academics, created a parent association.
    I highly recommend this school
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 15, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Great school, my son is very happy there.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 114
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 19.0
    Full-Time Teachers: 5
    Part-Time Teachers: 1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 6.0
  • Percent Minority Students: 25.4%
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 30 (26.3%)
  • Females: 84 (73.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Kingswood Montessori Academy Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black10.9%
Asian--
Hispanic2824.6%
White3530.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Kingswood Montessori Academy
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten5043.9%
Kindergarten1916.7%
1st Grade1513.2%
2nd Grade87.0%
3rd Grade76.1%
4th Grade97.9%
5th Grade54.4%
6th Grade10.9%
Source: FL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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