Welcome to Elizabeth Academy
Elizabeth Academy is an inclusive private non-profit Montessori school in Salt Lake City, Utah, designed to help diverse learners from 18 months to 14 years of age reach their highest potential. We know that each child has unique interests, abilities, and needs. Honoring that individuality opens unlimited possibilities, a brighter future for us all.
Since 2009, we have been guiding young people in developing the skills to be successful in life: initiative, concentration, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, respect, responsibility, empathy, and the desire to “give back” through service. Our students are encouraged to ask questions, learn how to find answers, and process information for real understanding. They learn to love and understand the process of learning in our Montessori environment and this shapes the way they will master new skills and solve problems for the rest of their lives.
We are committed to Inclusion at Elizabeth Academy. It is our reason to be. We are committed to what we call legitimate inclusion, which means that alongside typical and gifted children who comprise the bulk of our enrollment, we strongly encourage including a manageable percentage of children with documented special needs, roughly 15%. And no more. There must be balance, the ratio of this diversity being reflective of what is experienced in the population at large, our real experience in the community outside of the classroom.
We have certified Montessori teachers and teachers with knowledge and experience working with children with special needs in every classroom. We also have a team of highly qualified special educators on staff who oversee our classrooms to ensure that the needs of all children are met. The combined training and experience of our Montessori and Special Education teaching teams is extremely effective in supporting the academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and creative needs of each child.
Our vision is to bring an inclusive model of education with an integrated arts focus to children throughout Utah and hopefully (ultimately) the United States. We dream big. Our children, our future, depend on it.