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Authentic private Montessori school in St. Augustine, FL
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Moultrie Montessori School

Our Philosphy

Moultrie Montessori School offers education for children ages 18 months through twelve years old, sixth grade. Based on the Montessori principles, Moultrie Montessori School’s goal is to foster a love of work and learning by meeting each child’s individual needs in their developmental stages so that they can achieve their full potential.

General Info

Director: Jeannie Buskirk
Grade Levels: Toddler – 6th Grade

Moultrie Montessori School has been in operation in St. Augustine since 2008. Based on the Montessori principles, our goal is to foster a love of work and learning by meeting each child’s individual needs in their developmental stages so that they can achieve their full potential.

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Moultrie Mingle

After school, parents are invited to mingle with fellow Moultrie Montessori families in our outdoor courtyard.

First Friday of Each Month
2:15 – 3 p.m.

Cosmic Coffee

Parents have the opportunity to learn about Montessori education. Teachers give presentations that address a variety of topics, followed by questions from parents and open discussion. 

Third Friday of Each Month
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

New Study:

Spending just a few years in Montessori education predicts well-being in adulthood.


Moultrie Montessori School
37 S. Dixie Highway
St. Augustine, FL 32084

School Hours

Elementary: 8:10 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Toddlers:  8:20 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Primary:  8:20 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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Quick Info

Registration and Enrollment

Moultrie Montessori School admits students of any race, color, creed religion, sex nationality or ethnic origin.  Admissions are based solely on space available. We request all admission information, first month’s tuition, and registration fee be submitted before your child begins school.

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News & Events
For the Moultrie Montessori School calendar and upcoming events please click here.
Our Campus

The Moultrie Montessori campus consists of four lots. There is one house for each age group: elementary (6-12 years), primary (3-6 years), and toddler (1 ½- 3 years). The toddler group shares a house with the office. The joined back yards of the houses provide a lovely playground where there is a huge and fabulous grandfather live oak tree.

Programs & Faculty

In Montessori, the children are grouped accordingly in classes that cover a three-four year age span. This is similar to family and social life.

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Our Guiding Principles

Our Director

Montessori offers the best chance a child has to achieve his/her potential. That is because Montessori works from the inside out. It is a whole organization of the child physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually that allows the child to become his or her very best self.

Jeannie Buskirk


 TODDLER: 18 Months – 3 Years

  • Provide a secure and nurturing environment
  • Develop language and motor skills
  • Encourage independence
  • Build trust in relationships

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PRIMARY: 3 – 6 Years

  • Provide a prepared environment
  • Integrate building blocks for learning
  • Increase self-sufficiency
  • Promote order
  • Build concentration
  • Develop coordination in fine and gross motor skills

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ELEMENTARY: 6 – 12 Years

  • Build on concentration, coordination, independence, and order
  • Encourage academic excellence
  • Foster creative thinking
  • Promote global understanding
  • Develop universal values
  • Integrate community service

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Our Mission

Our mission is to create an environment where the spirit
of the child is nurtured so that knowledge, skills, and values are developed for life. We also desire to contribute to a community of friendship, sharing, and mutual support.



What Parents are Saying

After a not great experience at another Montessori School, we learned what a real Montessori community was like at Moultrie Montessori. Our children have absolutely thrived here. They look forward to going to school and are kind caring motivated individuals. I am so proud and thankful for all that they have become here. I could not recommend more highly.

Jena Baker-Dennis

What an amazing experience Moultrie Montessori has been for our family. Montessori has made such an amazing impact on our lives and we feel so grateful to have found a school where the teachers are extremely passionate and caring. My daughter has thrived in the one year she has been there and we look forward to seeing her growth as an individual in the years to come. We love Moultrie!

Laura Mae Louden

My son has been attending Moultrie Montessori School for 4 years. I knew I wanted Montessori education for him. The owner Jeannie, who is also a primary teacher, is so steeped in the teachings, strategies, and rhythms of Montessori that we call her “the child whisperer.” She uses gentle, clear ways with the children and they respond beautifully. We have found Moultrie Montessori to be a fantastic place for our son to learn and grow. The most inspiring part of this process has been watching our son grow and still remain in love with learning. He gets to explore and make choices and that allow him to express himself versus following a prescribed curriculum on a set schedule.”

Monica Parisi

“Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future.”

– Dr. Maria Montessori

We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.”

– Dr. Maria Montessori

“Let us leave the life free to develop within the limits of the good, and let us observe this inner life developing. This is the whole of our mission.

– Dr. Maria Montessori

Get In Touch

Location: 37 South Dixie Highway St. Augustine, FL 32084

Telephone: (904) 826-0216

Email: jeannie@moultriemontessori.com 

School Hours: M-F: 8:10am - 2:30pm

Aftercare: 2:30–5pm