Virginia Shuman Young Montessori

  • The Montessori environment has many benefits for your child.

    The Montessori environment is known for fostering independence and individually paced learning. The Montessori Method also encourages empathy, exploration, and joy in lifelong learning. Students are encouraged to ask questions and make connections to the world around them. Montessori students become enthusiastic, confident, self-directed learners. They are more confident, able to work collaboratively, and think critically.

    Our multi-age classrooms help to create a close, caring community. Older students are often used as role models and mentors for the younger students. This helps reinforce their learning as well as building their confidence.

    Your child will be challenged using the rigorous B.E.S.T. standards. Research has shown that students in Montessori schools perform as well or better in social and academic situations than their non-Montessori peers. 

Program Offers

  • Our Montessori magnet uses beautiful materials to promote cognitive skills, emotional development, and independence. 

Academic Requirements

  • There are no academic requirements for elementary students.

Transportation for Magnet Students

  • The Broward County School District provides transportation for K-5 Magnet students who reside more than 2 (two) miles from the school.

    There is NO transportation provided for Pre-K students.

  • FAQs

    · Where are you located?

    We are conveniently located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. At 101 NE 11th Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33301

    · What are the school hours?

    Student drop-off begins at 9:00 am, our instructional day is from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.

    · Why pick VSY?

    Here at VSY, we encourage independence and intrinsic motivation. In Pre-K we focus on practical life and sensorial lessons. This helps get them ready to learn and builds hand strength for writing. In K-5 we use our beautiful Montessori materials to help students engage in the lesson and make real-life connections.

    · Is Virginia Shuman Young Montessori (VSY) a public school?


    · Does VSY offer a Voluntary Pre-K Program?

    No, our Pre-Kindergarten program is a self-supported fee-paying program. There is a non-refundable application fee of $100.00, monthly tuition is $725.00. There is NO charge for K-5 grade students.

    · How old should a student be to enter the Pre-K program?

    The student must be 3 or 4 on or before September 1st of the school year for which you are applying.

    · How do I apply?

    For Kindergarten to 5th grade, go to all K-5 students will need a student ID to register. Any Broward County Public School can issue a student ID. Please contact the school for requirements. For pre-K

    The applications are due between December 1, 2023, and Feb 2, 2024

    · What is the enrollment based on?

    The enrollment at VSY is based on a random lottery selection process run by Innovative Programs.

    · Is transportation provided for the students at VSY?

    Yes, transportation is provided for those who live north of I-595 and more than 2 miles from the school. There is NO transportation provided for Pre-K students.

    · How are the results of the random lottery selection process delivered to the applicants?

     If you submit your application by February 2, 2023, notifications will be sent no later than March 11th.

    · How do I contact you?


  • Applications for Fall 2024 are now being accepted at this time. Please visit the School Choice Page to complete your application.

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