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10853 SW 216 Street, Miami, FL 33170

Phone: 305.255.0064 | Fax: 305.255.4085

The purpose of Coral Reef Montessori Academy is to nurture each unique individual, thereby awakening independence, confidence, responsibility and the pursuit of knowledge thus creating a Montessori community to guide the transformation of Global interdependence. respecting ourselves, respecting our community, respecting our Natural environment and respecting our universe.

For more information on the Montessori Philosophy and Montessori schools, please visit www.amshq.org


  • Prepare K-8 students to be successful in their continuing education Create positive learning experience
  • Foster constructive work habits
  • Encourage a life-long love of learning
  • CRMA students pursue their goals through self-discovery and experiential, constructivist learning.
  • Develop a healthy life style ( wellness policy )
  • CRMA seeks to creatively involve parents in all aspects of teaching and learning.
  • Through field trips and technology, CRMA students are encouraged to search for knowledge beyond the limits of the classroom.


Founded by two former Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers, (Juliet King and Lucy Canzoneri-Golden ) Coral Reef Montessori Academy strives for excellence in all areas of pedagogy and subject area instruction. Coral Reef Montessori Academy is located in Southwest Miami-Dade County.

Montessori American Montessori Society (1996) reported, "Montessori children are unusually adaptable. They have learned to work independently and in groups. Since they've been encouraged to make decisions from an early age, these children are problem-solvers who can make choices and manage their time well. They have also been encouraged to exchange ideas and to discuss their work freely with others and good communication skills ease the way in new settings. Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is a sense of self-esteem. Montessori programs, based on self-directed, non-competitive activities, help children develop good self-images and the confidence to face challenges and change with optimism." The children at Coral Reef Montessori Academy epitomize these traits. It is evident through their test scores and their love for school and learning.



The school is housed in a brand new building with excellent classroom facilities.  There are 5 Pre-kindergarten/Kindergarten classes, 5 first-to third grade combination classes, 3 fourth to sixth grade class combinations, and a Montessori middle school.  Our middle school teachers have received authentic Montessori Academy training by the renowned Dr. Betsy Coe.  The school has been an affiliate of the American Montessori Society (A.M.S.) for the past five years.  We have initiated the process of accreditation through the A.M.S. in conjunction with the Southern Association Accreditation of Schools (SAACS).  We will be opening the 2009-2010 school year with over 400 students.



We pride ourselves in providing a true Montessori environment for our students. One of the reasons why we are successful is that our parents must volunteer 30 hours per student for each school year. We have been able to tap on the knowledge, expertise, hard work, and love that make our school an excellent learning environment. The other is obviously the incredible dream that our founders continue to provide for our children.




Please send mail to:

Coral Reef Montessori Academy Charter School

10853 S.W. 216 Street, Miami, Florida 33170

Call us at our school's office:

Phone: 305.255.0064 or 305.969.0890

Fax: 305.255.4085

or email us at:


Thank you all for the incredible amount of love you have poured into our school. As you can see the school is very beautiful and located right of the Florida Turnpike and 216th Street. The address is : 10853 S.W. 216 Street. We have a very well designed parking lot with easy a drop-off drive way. Lots of land to grow on and our very own native Miami hammock. We preserved this natural Florida hammock environment boasting live oaks, ficus, and gumbo limbos. Congratulations CRMACS!