NewGate School philosophy

Why NewGate?

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NewGate serves as the Lab School of the Montessori Foundation. As such, our goal is to embody the principles of best practice in Montessori education that the Foundation teaches to Montessori school leaders around the world.

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Accreditation & IB

Sarasota Private Schools, International IB Montessori School
NewGate is accredited by the Southern Association of colleges and Schools (SACS CASI). Read more ...

New Gate Montessori IB School - International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

Montessori IB School

NewGate is an IB World School, and our secondary Montessori program offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

IB has strong appeal to both American college-bound students and international families, whose sons and daughters may wish to attend university in the US or abroad.
There are almost 5000 International Baccalaureate (IB) schools today in 150 countries. IB World Schools share a common philosophy: a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students.

In the US, many IB schools operate as special programs within large high schools, serving only those students who are extraordinarily focused and academically gifted. At NewGate, we offer all of our 11th and 12th grade students the opportunity to pursue the full IB Diploma or IB certificates in individual courses. While the IB holds forth a global standard, as a Montessori school, NewGate prepares students in a distinctly more personalized and balanced atmosphere of partnership education.

NewGate prepares students for life, university, their chosen careers, and their roles as citizens in an ever-changing global community. We enroll students from age 18 months through grade 12.

As an International Montessori School, NewGate is profoundly different from much larger, less personal, highly competitive conventional high schools and most IB Diploma Programs. Our approach combines the heritage of Montessori secondary education and current research into adolescent development, leading our students to the projected 21st century workplace skills and core knowledge that they will need in college and beyond. We focus on students as whole human beings, creating a balance between personal development and academics.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is challenging, but it is designed for a wide range of college-bound students, not only the most gifted. It challenges schools to excel in ways that represent under-standing and knowledge and in ways that are lasting and more meaningful than is currently measured on standardized tests. It helps students to grasp the underlying principles of each field of study. It encourages international understanding and respect, along with a clear appreciation of our own country.

Contact NewGate - The International Montessori School of Sarasota - An IB World School

Campus Ashton RD: Lower School: Age 18 months through grade 6
5237 Ashton Road, Sarasota, FL 34233, Ph 941-922-4949, Fax 941-922-7660

Campus Lakewood Ranch: Upper School: Grades 7-12
5481 Communications Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34240, Ph (941) 222-0763
New Gate Lower School Campus, Sarasota private preschool & elementary school
Campus Ashton Road: Lower School: Preschool & Elementary School
(Age 18 months through sixth grade)
New Gate Montessori Seconday Campus
Campus Lakewood Ranch: Upper School: Middle & High School
(Grades Seventh -Twelfth Grade)

A Big Thank You to our Community Partners

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