Welcome to St. Christopher’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Montessori School website. We are delighted you have found us and invite you to search this website and get to know us. It is our hope that St. Christopher’s special qualities will come to life through these words and images.
For more than half a century, St. Christopher’s has offered a distinctive and unique Montessori experience to its students. St. Christopher’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church’s Montessori School was born in 1968 with the opening of its preschool program. In subsequent years, the school expanded to include elementary education for children in grades one through five. Today, St. Christopher’s offers a beautiful and nurturing educational environment within the diverse and international community of Key Biscayne and the surrounding vibrant Miami area.
While our students go on to reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit talents in a variety of programs from performing arts to community service, we place an equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual development.
Our school is also blessed with gifted and, caring, Montessori credentialed teachers committed to utilizing the world acclaimed Montessori Method of teaching. As you will see, the students are fully engaged in the joy of learning. Each classroom is purposely set up to provide the opportunity for students to think critically, to express themselves and to solidify or “master a skill” before moving on to the next. The faculty and staff strives to stay attuned to student needs and endeavors to help each student reach her or his full potential.
Come and visit St. Christopher’s, take a tour, walk on our campus, and you will feel the warmth and excitement of a dedicated community of young scholars who value their spiritual life, their role as citizens, and the joys of working together.
Reverend Susan M. Bruttell
Rector and Head of School
There is in the soul of a child an impenetrable secret that is gradually revealed as it develops. ~ Dr. Maria Montessori