• General Information

    Downtown Montessori at Ida Wells Academy 

     Live Downtown, Work Downtown, Learn Downtown     



    To provide an authentic Montessori learning environment to meet the needs of the whole child in a public school setting.



    Our mission is to foster the 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: Jorge Garcia

    Office Manager: Abel Salazar

    Grade Levels: PK 3, PK 4, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (2023-2024) Adding a grade level each year, up to 8th grade

    Trustee District: District 5Maxie Johnson

    Executive Director: Dr. Jameile Choice 

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

    Motto Core Values

    Love You, Love Others, Love Our World

    School Colors: Yellow, Blue, Red

    Mascot: Giraffe

    School Hours: 8:00 am - 3:20 pm  (The school doors open @ 7:15 am)