At the Monday, February 25, 2024 meeting, the Board approved Proclamation 2024-007 recognizing the Amelia Island Montessori School on their 50th Anniversary.
The Amelia Island Montessori School was established in Nassau County in 1973 and is an independent, non-profit school in Fernandina Beach, Florida, offering a private education true to the original teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori.
Dr. Maria Montessori, the first female physician in Italy, is credited with the development of the open classroom, individualized education, manipulative
learning materials and programmed instruction. Dr. Montessori's teaching methods have been recognized and accepted as a benchmark for excellence in educating children ages 18 months to 12 years. Here in Nassau County, Amelia Island Montessori School has educated our children through Dr. Montessori's methods for over 50 years. A 2nd generation, some of them children of alumnae, are continuing their life's journey through discovery, while developing their character and values, self-image, skills, knowledge, and appreciation of the world.
The Board of County Commissioners celebrate Dr. Montessori, as well as the local Faculty and Administrators of Amelia Island Montessori School, for their teachings and their lifelong education of our children. Congratulations on 50 years!
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