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10853 SW 216 Street, Miami, FL 33170

Phone: 305.255.0064 | Fax: 305.255.4085

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.




Juliet King, a native of South Carolina, has lived with her family in Miami since age 17.  She began teaching in 1969 in the Miami-Dade County public school system  In 1982, she transferred within the district of an inner-city magnet school operating under Title I (part of Lynden B. Johnson’s War on Poverty Program) in one of the schools serving a population of mostly low-income African-American children.  They offered enriched programs to attract children bussed for purposes of desegregation from white, more affluent neighborhoods.  Juliet discovered Montessori work through work in one of those schools…a discovery that led to the eventual enrollment in the Montessori master’s program at Barry University. 

Juliet holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina; Certification in Elementary Education from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; Certification in Urban Education and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Florida International University (FIU) Miami, Florida; and a Master of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Montessori Education from Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.

Juliet is active in her community.  She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, South Florida Chapter of the Benedict College Alumni Association, the NAACP, and the Second Baptist Church of Richmond Heights.  Juliet also enjoys movies, reading, playing cards, and outing with members of the Miami-Dade Richmond Heights Red Hat Society.



Lucy Canzoneri-Golden taught for two years in Harlem, New York, one year at a private international pre-school near the United Nations, four years in Miami as a Drama and an English-as-a Second-Language teacher in a Title I program, and then later in a Montessori magnet school for six years, working with 6-12 year olds as well as a 1st-3rd grade teacher the first year this school opened. Lucy is a member of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) – a world peace educational and cultural organization. As a practicing Buddhist, she finds compatibility with Montessori philosophy, especially in the area of nonviolent resolution of conflict. She is very active within the local SGIUSA movement.

Lucy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Elementary Education from Hunter College in New York City, and a Master of Science in Montessori Education from Barry University. Aside from Lucy’s commitment to Montessori education, she enjoys taking the middle school students to the ‘Youth Visits the United Nations’ yearly conference in New York. She also looks forward each year to directing the year end musical.

Ms. Canzoneri-Golden has been married for almost 28 years and is the proud mother of four children, ages 26, 22, 18, and 14. Her two youngest children have attended CRMA since its beginning.