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Montessori Programs at NewGate Sarasota

NewGate is organized into four levels: Toddlers, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Upper School.

Click on the links below for more information about our programs at each level:

>> Toddlers: Age 18 months to approximately 3 years-old*

>> Early Childhood: Approximately age 3 to 5*

>> Elementary: Which is divided into 2 levels

  • Lower Elementary: Approximately age 6 through 8* (Equivalent of Grades 1-3)
  • Upper Elementary: Approximately age 9 through 11* (Equivalent of Grades 4-6)
>> Upper School, which is also divided into 2 levels:

  • Upper School – Secondary Cycle 1: Approximately age 12 and 13* (Equivalent of Grades 7 and 8)
  • Upper School – Secondary Cycle 2: Approximately age 14 to 17* (Equivalent of Grades 9 – 12)
* Students advance as they are developmentally ready

Toddlers (Age 18 months to 3)

Early Childhood (Ages 3 to 6)


Montessori 101 Download a PDF file with a special issue from our magazine, Tomorrow's Child, Montessori 101. It offers a good overview of the basic principles behind Montessori education.
Video: Montessori Planting The Seeds Of Lifelong Learning This video, filmed at NewGate, was produced by the Montessori Foundation and Artrix Video Productions of Sarasota offers an introduction to Montessori education.

Video: A Time To Blossom – Montessori For The Kindergarten Year This video, filmed at NewGate, was produced by the Montessori Foundation and Artrix Video Productions of Sarasota helps parents of three and four-year-old children who are enrolled in a Montessori school to understand and appreciate the importance of the third (or kindergarten) year in the early childhood Montessori program.
Elementary (Ages 6 to 12 / Grades 1 to 6)

Video: What Children Really Get Out of a Montessori EducationThis is a recording of a talk given by Montessori Foundation President, Tim Seldin, on the outcomes of a Montessori education that we typically see in children by age twelve.

The Upper School: Middle School and High School (Ages 12 to 18 / Grades 7 to 12)