COUNTRY DAY MONTESSORI
SCHOOL AT CARROLLWOOD
CDMS Carrollwood has over half a century of experience as a leader in authentic Montessori education. As the first Montessori school accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) in the nation in 1982, Carrollwood offers best in class Montessori education in the North Tampa area. The multi acre campus offers children serenity both in and out of the classroom. Rigorous academics paired with nurturing teachers guides children to reach their full potential. The intimate setting of the Carrollwood campus creates a learning environment where each family is a valued member of the community. CDMS Carrollwood is truly a child’s home away from home.
3 years old - Kindergarten
Lower Elementary Montessori
Montessori School at Carrollwood Campus amenities include learning spaces and programs that nurture collaborative learners, inspire creative thinkers, and prepare tomorrow’s innovators.
Accredited by Florida Council of Independent Schools and American Montessori Society.
CDMS Carrollwood is a private independent school with no religious or spiritual affiliations
Over 20 percent of the students are either of different native language, culture, or skin color.
Fully credentialed Montessori teachers
Exceeds Montessori, FCIS, County and State guidelines with average ratio less than 11:1
Average Student Teacher Ratio
State of the art high speed wireless campus with classroom iPads.
1970 as the first Montessori school in Tampa
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Head of School
Elaine Padron brings over 30 years of experience in Montessori education and Leadership to Country Day Montessori Schools. In addition to her AMS Montessori certifications, Ms. Padron has a Masters Degree in Neuroscience Brain Based Research and Teaching & Learning from Nova Southeastern University, as well as an Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership and Teaching. Ms. Padron’s deep commitment to Montessori philosophy and pedagogy has brought success as a school leader in several private and charter schools. Raised in the Tampa area, Ms. Padron has a deep understanding and appreciation for the local community. She is committed to providing students at Country Day Montessori school with a high-quality education that prepares them for success.