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Montessori School Jacksonville FL

At River Oak Academy, we gift our students with education that is holistic, nature-based, and child-centered. A Jacksonville Montessori school with elements of Reggio and Waldorf, River Oak provides an atmosphere of learning that focuses on capturing a child’s wonder and imagination. We believe this kind of learning fills a child with anticipation, creating a platform from which he or she springs into exploration and discovery.

River Oak is one of several Montessori schools in Jacksonville FL. We are thrilled to offer this rich, organic education in a lovely facility that enjoys a low student/teacher ratio. Our setting—a shady property with plenty of grass and trees—gives us space for our children to enjoy outdoor play, butterfly trails, a vegetable garden, and even bee hives (safely, of course)! Most kids like being in natural settings and we find that providing them with outdoor experiences allows them to embrace worlds they would not otherwise be able to access.

When seeking a nature-based program or Montessori school Jacksonville FL parents should consider River Oak Academy. Our goal is to equip students with the skills they need for a successful life–academically, socially, and civically. However, we believe that acquiring these skills happens most effectively in a culture of independence. In other words, the child who learns to think for himself or herself—to explore, question, engage, and process—is the child who will integrate all learning into a whole and emerge as a complete and confident individual.

 We are grateful for the opportunity to provide what we believe is an incredibly rich and empowering learning program to the children of Jacksonville. Students who walk through our halls, study with our teachers, and learn and play in our outdoor spaces will develop curiosity, respect, wonder, motivation, optimism, and compassion. These traits, along with academic mastery, will position them for successful launch into the rest of their lives.

Where the Exploration is the Discovery

  • River Oak Academy is a Hybrid School that pulls best practices from Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf, and natured based programs. 
  • The environment of kindness, respect, and creativity helps develop each child’s abilities, confidence, and sense of responsibility for themselves and their community.
  • Children develop relevant 21st century skills, preparing them to meet the world with the combined wisdom of an intelligent mind, a skilled hand, and a compassionate heart.
ENGAGE

Cultivate the innate sense of wonder and discovery. All children are encouraged for growth, enthusiasm, and a love of learning that will last their lifetime.

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ENABLE

Children develop independence as they explore their passion, learning in authentic ways, constructing a foundation in each child for lifelong learning.

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EMPOWER

Children develop relevant 21st century skills, preparing them to meet the world with the combined wisdom of an intelligent mind, a skilled hand, and a compassionate heart.

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