• General Information

    Downtown Montessori at Ida Wells Academy 


    Our mission is to foster emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of the whole child by addressing the uniqueness of each in an authentic Montessori environment within public school diverse educational community.

       Principal: Tabitha Preston
       Assistant Principal: Diana Gonzalez

    Office Manager: Abel Salazar

    Grade Levels: PK 3, PK 4, K, 1, 2, 3, 4 (2022-2023) Adding a grade level each year, up to 8th grade

    Trustee District: District 5Maxie Johnson

    Executive Director: Dr. Nancy Bernardino 

    School Division/Feeder Pattern: The Office of Transformation and Innovation (OTI)


    The foremost goal of the school is to provide an authentic Montessori environment in accredited Public Montessori School to meet the needs of the child through commitment to the principles of Montessori education and full accountability to the public education standards.


    Non scholae, sed vitae discimus.

    Not for school, but for life do we learn.

    From Seneca.

     Core Values

    Love You, Love Others, Love Our World

    School Colors: Yellow, Blue, Red

    Mascot: Giraffe

    School Hours: 8:00am-3:00pm (The school opens its doors from 7:15am)

    Lunch Times: TBA