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At the Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park, we offer four mixed-age classrooms and educate children ages three through twelve.  Children start in one of our primary classrooms at age three and stay with the same Directress until age 6.  The lower elementary classroom is dedicated to students ages six to nine.  Lastly, the upper elementary classroom offers a setting specifically designed for children who are ages nine to twelve.  Mixed- age grouping helps children acquire a sense of community and supports social development.  Children of different ages help one another.  Younger children take direction and learn from the older children.  As older children mentor their younger peers, they develop confidence, increased independence, and leadership skills.  

Within our prepared environments, children are free to respond to their natural drive to learn and work.  Our program emphasizes the importance of learning through all five senses versus just through listening, watching, or reading.  Students in our classrooms are encouraged to explore, discover, and experience the world.  They learn by "doing" and engaging in multi-sensory exploration, which in turn, deepens their learning experience.  The hand engages the brain, and our prepared environments are the only educational approach to utilize this learning method.  

Our Mission is for the children of Tampa to receive the finest A.M.I. Montessori education for wholistic child development.



The curriculum at the Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park reflects the traditional educational principles and practices established by Dr. Maria Montessori.  This approach values the human spirit and focuses on the development of the whole child - the physical, social, emotional and cognitive, during the most formative years of life.  Following Dr. Montessori's vision, our program nurtures the innate potential of each child.


Our Vision is to nurture a whole, intelligent, pre-teen with high levels of self-esteem. Our goal is to provide each child with an education for life. We believe that every child is uniquely talented and we take joy in discovering, activating and nurturing those gifts.  After completing our program, each student emerges a critical thinker, adaptable, and independent.


The Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park was founded in 1996 with two classroom offering programs 3-6 and 6-9. Over the past two decades, the school has grown to be the elite Montessori school in south Tampa offering programs for children 3 years old through 6th grade.




The Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park been part of the Tampa community for over 20 years and has a deep-rooted commitment to excellence.  We serve children ages 3 to 12, in three multi-aged classrooms, and it is our goal to provide every child with an education for life.


The Montessori Children’s House of Hyde Park is one of only 5 A.M.I. schools in Florida and the only A.M.I. school in Tampa Bay.  Additionally MCH is the only school in Florida that is accredited by both A.M.I. and F.C.I.S.


At the Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park we are committed to Educational Excellence at every level.  Each of our class Directress' and our Head of School is A.M.I. Montessori trained.  In addition to maintaining and exceeding all of the State of Florida teacher requirements, we regularly attend A.M.I. and F.C.I.S. conferences as well as other educational seminars


At our school, we offer an A.M.I. Montessori education for children ages 3 through 12, where the foundation for life occurs.  Our school provides each child with an "Education for life".  After completing our program, every student emerges an independent critical thinker, adaptable, and with a love for learning.

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