About Montessori By The Sea (MBTS)
A small but unique Montessori school for students from ages 21 months to 12 years of age (Toddler to Grade 6). Nestled among lush tropical landscape and across the road from the sea, Montessori By The Sea was established in September 2000, with just one Toddler and one Casa Program. Their school is now home to one Toddler Program (21 months-3 years old), two Casa programs (3-6 years), two Lower Elementary (6-9 years) Programs and one Upper Elementary Program (9-12 years).
Their classrooms are safe, warm and nurturing environments, prepared and staffed by dedicated educators. All classes are equipped with materials, equipment, and furniture that allow maximum exploration and use of the senses by their students, and are designed to meet the changing need of each child as an individual.
Their teachers are qualified professionals and their low ratios ensure that each child is given the individualised attention that he/she requires. They are very proud of their students and school, and encourage parents to observe and see the children working and interacting in the classroom.
In their latest school inspection, the school received an 'Excellent' result from the Office of Education Standards (OES). You can see the full report below.
Full Inspection Report - Montessori by the Sea - June 2021
Curriculum: Montessori By The Sea implements an enriched Montessori curriculum that emphasizes inquiry-based study, cross-curricular integration, and life skills education,
complemented by specialized instruction in Spanish, ICT, Physical
Education, the Arts, and Music. Their graduates do not just excel academically, but emerge as well-rounded, confident, creative and compassionate individuals.
Academic Calendar: September–June
Mixed Ages: There are mixed ages in each of the programmes.
Teacher-Student Ratio: Toddler: 1:5; Casa: 1:10; Elementary: 1:15.
Learning Support: Available to students for a nominal charge.
Tours: School tours available monthly. Please phone for an appointment.
Tuition Fees 2022-23
Tuition payments may be made annually (which reflects a 2% discount), semi-annually (which reflects a 1% discount) or monthly.
Note: Application Fee of CI$250.
Half Day Toddler
Full Day Toddler
Half Day Casa
Full Day Casa (Pre-K to Kindergarten)
Elementary (Grades 1 to 6)
After-School Care: Daily after-school care available for Casa and Elementary students. For Casa students it runs from 3pm-5pm and for Elementary students it runs from 3.15pm-5pm daily. The cost is CI$12.50 for the first 30 minutes and then CI$25 for the daily fee and CI$400 for the monthly fee.
Sibling Discounts: 5% for the second child and 10% for the third and subsequent children.
Learning Support: Available to students for a nominal fee. It costs CI$50 for one weekly session per month, CI$90 for two weekly sessions per month and CI$120 for three weekly sessions per month.
Meals and Snacks: Snacks provided by the school; parents provide lunches.
After-school clubs which vary on a term-by-term basis.