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We offer a wide range of high quality teaching and extra-curricular activities.

Foundations Christian Montessori Academy is a nationally accredited private educational facility that offers a variety of programs for children ages 12 months through 8th grade. We offer low student-teacher ratios which allow educators to write lesson plans that will continually challenge our student’s abilities. Since its founding, Foundations has been devoted to educating students to think critically and wisely, instilling heartfelt joy and interest in learning, while encouraging lives of character and leadership. Foundations provides high quality developmental and educational environments, that are safe and stimulating. Our synergistic community engages their hands, challenges their minds and inspires their hearts.

Foundations Christian Montessori Academy is centrally located to serve the needs of families in the Sarasota, Bradenton, and Lakewood Ranch areas.

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Mission Statement

To lay a strong foundation to build up the next generation by providing the highest quality developmental and educational programs

and by challenging and encouraging each student to achieve his/her fullest potential: mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. We pledge to provide every child the fundamental building blocks upon which he/she can build a successful future.

We recognize that each child is a unique gift from God, and are committed to showing God’s love through our kind words, deeds, and example.

“Foundations has been a wonderful environment for my two girls over the past three years. The teachers and staff truly love and support each and every child like their own, which gives me peace of mind. The curriculum challenges my girls in a fun, creative way cultivating advanced development and a love of learning.”

Wendy H.

“Foundations methods and academic level of teaching are of a much higher level than many of the other schools we had looked into. The staff’s knowledge, dedication, kindness, consistency, and willingness to communicate with our family has been wonderful. Our daughter has been enrolled for a little over 6 months now. We have been very impressed with her overall development in this time. Our daughter has become such an independent little girl who loves her school. We are so confident that we made the right decision in choosing Foundations. We have recommended Foundations in the past and will continue to do so.”

Chris and Lisa S.

“Foundations was recommended to us by a co-worker. After looking at other recommended day care providers, we selected Foundations. One thing that stood out to us was the enthusiasm that Heather Downing-Angersoll showed during the tour of the facility. It was evident that she put her heart and soul into the school. It is not just her business but her passion. We have seen the same level of commitment and compassion from all of the teachers at the school which gives us great confidence every day as we leave our babies in their care. The curriculum has exceeded our expectations and our children enjoy going to school every day. Foundations is not the closest option for us but, it is the very best that Sarasota has to offer which makes it the best choice for our children”

Holly U.

“Every day for the past 15 months we have brought the most precious miracle of our lives to spend the day at Foundations Academies. He is now 17 months old and he can’t wiggle out of my arms fast enough to run to his teacher when I drop him off in the mornings. I know that the well behaved and bright little boy he has grown into is hugely due to the consistent care and education he receives daily at Foundations. It is a very clean facility with common areas and outdoor play areas that are suitable children of every age to enjoy. In the beginning, I would often be questioned by friends as to how I felt handing a newborn baby over to complete strangers each day. The answer? From the first day, we never felt like strangers. The women who own, manage, and teach at Foundations are all amazing people. And knowing my son is with people who are caring, attentive, and knowledgeable about childcare puts me completely at ease. Foundations is a secure, loving place with educational capabilities well above the industry standard.”

Andrea and Todd B.


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