Principal's Message

  • Cynthia Felton Principal

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited to welcome back our students and families. This year, our theme is “Building a Better World”.  There will be a focus on life skills, kindness, environmentalism, cultural studies, service projects and student voice.

    Please join me on social media as I continue to share all the amazing happenings at VSY and celebrate our staff, our students and our school.  Our goal will be to provide you with a window into the daily life at VSY as we work to provide students with exceptional learning experiences in a Montessori environment. You can find me on Instagram @msfeltonvsy, on Twitter @VSYmontessori or @cyndi_felton and on our Facebook page Virginia Shuman Young Montessori.  

    I want to congratulate the VSY students and staff on the “A” grade for 2018-2019.  We showed amazing growth in achievement and learning gains. That success was the result of hard work and a team effort between staff, students and families. This year we will continue to combine mastery of the Florida Standards, life skills, and the Montessori philosophy as we prepare your children for their future and help them to become engaged global citizens.

    Thank you for choosing a Montessori education for your child. VSY emphasizes academic excellence and discovery within an environment that nurtures each student to achieve their individual greatest potential.   As a public Montessori school, we blend Montessori education with the Florida Standards. VSY supports its mission through a Montessori trained staff, multi-aged classrooms, a diverse curriculum, family participation and differentiated learning for each student.

    I am eager to work with you to support your child throughout their years at VSY.   Please do not hesitate to email or call me should you need my assistance.  I invite you to contact me at or 754-322-9050.


    Cyndi Felton