Welcome to Innovation Montessori

Our Story

Our school first opened as Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School in 2011 when a group of parents, wanting their children to have the option of continuing their Montessori education into the elementary years, wrote a charter for a public Montessori school. While our school had its beginnings in a little strip mall in Winter Garden, we now call Ocoee our home.

Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori method of education, believed that children can feel the heartbeat of the planet and being able to offer our students access to beautiful green spaces is one of the many benefits of our move to Ocoee!

Innovation Montessori is proud to provide a world class Montessori education to over one thousand students from age three through eighteen! We are proud to be accredited by both COGNIA as well as the International Montessori Council!

Innovation Montessori Ocoee is a school created for children, by parents, using one of the most child-centered educational philosophies in the world – Montessori. Children are at the heart of everything we do and the best interests of our students are the basis of every decision we make.

Our Mission

Our vision is to provide a strong Montessori foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential, develop curiosity, creativity, imagination, and become responsible citizens of the world.  Our mission is to provide this strong authentic Montessori education in a Private Primary and PublicSchool setting for 3-year-oldsthrough 12th grade.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to provide a strong Montessori foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential, develop curiosity, creativity, imagination, and become responsible citizens of the world.

Our Community Agreements

1. Listen with compassion – seek to understand, not just to respond.

2. Be clear, be kind – “This is what I need. What do you need?”

3. All are heard – everyone has a voice, everyone matters.

4. Dare greatly – it takes courage to engage in the hard conversations.

5. Give grace – assume good intentions.

6. Forge connections – build cross-campus relationships.

7. Celebrate others – appreciate their efforts, progress and accomplishments.

8. Rest without guilt – take time for self-care.

The Montessori Method

Our mission is to provide strong, authentic Montessori education in a Public-School setting. Being a charter school means that we are tuition free in grades K-8. It also means that we are required to teach state standards and participate in state mandated testing. Children must abide by the Orange County Public School’s (OCPS) code of conduct and we do have the same attendance policies, and follow the same calendar as OCPS.

We are a Montessori school. Montessori educational philosophy extends beyond academics, into whole child education. It encompasses peace education, environmentalism and multi-culturalism. Children benefit when there is a close alignment between home and school. We are an alternative education model school. We highly recommend that you do research on Montessori before deciding to become part of our community. We offer tours regularly, please book HERE.

LEARN MORE → about the Montessori Method, the foundation of our classrooms.