Ashton Road Campus

Our Ashton Road Campus is home to toddlers (18 months) through our upper-elementary students (sixth grade).

Our Lakewood Ranch Campus

The Upper School – Grades 7 – 12

Our mission

Nurturing and inspiring curious, creative, and gifted thinkers

In an era of technological revolution and social change, the foundation of a good education is to learn how to learn.

The future belongs to those who think outside of the box, solve problems, create new solutions, and get people to work together to get things accomplished.

Our international course of study prepares students for both college and life. They learn to think deeply, do their own research, express themselves clearly, and put their knowledge to practical application. At the same time, we teach them kindness and courtesy, universal values, personal responsibility, and independence.




18 months to 3 years

Toddler communities are designed to meet the developmental needs of the very young child and to support the child’s natural growth.


Ages 3 to 6 years

Classes are taught by two certified Montessori Teachers. They tend to be rather stable communities, with just the oldest third moving onto the next level each year.
Lower Elementary

Ages 6 to 9 years

Elementary children have an immense appetite for knowledge; they begin to think abstractly and they have remarkable powers of imagination.
Upper Elementary

Ages 9 to 12 years

Each level is a multi-age community where students collaborate with others of different ages and abilities, learning to accomplish a goal cooperatively. This process encourages the child to contribute ideas, listen to others, and learn to compromise.
Secondary School

Grades 7 to 12

The NewGate School has offered grades 7 – 12 since its first graduating class in 2004. In those years, virtually all of our graduates have gone on to complete college or university, and many have continued on for graduate or professional studies.

a different approach

Montessori School Curriculum

Our curriculum is one of the integrated studies, rather than a traditional model in which the course of study is compartmentalized into separate subjects, with given topics considered at specific grade levels..

Sensorial Education

These are exercises in perception, observation, fine discrimination, and classification that play a major role in helping our children to develop their sense of logic and concentration.

Ages 3 to 12 years

Practical Life Skills

One of our first goals is to develop in the very young child a strong and realistic sense of independence and self-reliance. Along with love and a stable environment, this is the child’s greatest need.

Ages 3 to 5 years

Language Arts

Pre-Reading Because of our multi-age classroom design, our youngest students are constantly exposed to the older children in the class who are already reading.

Ages 3 to 6th grade

Mathematics & Geometry

Often, students learn math by memorizing facts and solutions, with little true understanding or ability to use mathematics in everyday life.

Ages 3 to 12 years


We are all members of the human family. Our goal is to develop a global perspective. And the study of world cultures.

Ages 3 to 7 years


Dr. Montessori passed a deep love for the world of nature on to thousands of students through a program of outdoor education, gardening, and camping experiences. We see this as the foundation of a lifelong interest in the sciences.

Ages 3 to 12 years


We are all members of the human family. Our roots lie in the distant past and history is the story of our common heritage. A strong sense of history.

Ages 3 to 12 years

International Baccaulaureate

NewGate is now an IB-World School, and is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma ( IB ) Program to students in grades 11 and 12. Montessori-IB programs are being designed to succeed with a wider range of college-bound students.

Grades 11 and 12

Our Two Campuses

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




Upper School: Grades 7-12
5481 Communications Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34240
Ph (941) 222-0763

Drop Us a Line

We are here to answer any questions at all.