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Our History

"The child can develop fully by means of experience in his environment. We call such experiences ‘work’."

Bridges Montessori was established in 1992 with just six students and quickly blossomed into an active school community with 160 children and 12 directresses by 1996. We enjoyed a high retention rate of children moving from preprimary to elementary and continued to see our elementary program thrive.

By 1997, Bridges was ready to build a new campus designed to actualize our goal of creating an expanded Montessori community for infants through elementary school children. Bridges’ beautiful new facility came to fruition in 2001. Nestled on three and a half acres of tropically landscaped lawns, the Old Floridian style village now houses all classrooms for our students. From the very start, the school’s leadership has sought the latest educational research, innovative ideas, and cutting-edge strategies, incorporating best teaching practices with traditional Montessori methodology.

As a result, Bridges has garnered a solid reputation for academic excellence and continues to attract families throughout Martin County who seek a distinctive, forward-thinking, and creative environment where children grow into extraordinary scholars and world citizens. Bridges offers the advantages of a private school with the academic philosophy of a Montessori program. Each student experiences an individualized academic education, personalized to their unique learning style and abilities. When students move forward from Bridges, it is with superior acumen, exceptional time management and organizational skills, well-prepared to take the next step of their learning journey.

We are proud to be affiliated with American Montessori Society (AMS) and have exceeded all required AMS standards. We are also accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS CASI), and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). In 2007, Bridges joined with Bright Horizons Montessori Schools, part of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the world’s leading provider of child care and early education.

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