Infants - High School

Developmentally appropriate and progressive learning communities for Infant, Toddler, Emerging, Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School and High School students.

Call 801-281-4848 to schedule a FREE tour of Elizabeth Academy or 801-296-0600 to schedule a FREE tour of Garfield School.

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Professional Montessori Teachers

We are committed to having qualified and experienced teachers. All of our lead teachers have MACTE accredited Montessori credentials. Most have Bachelor's degrees and many have Master's degrees.

Welcome to Elizabeth Academy

Elizabeth Academy is a private non-profit school with two campuses in Salt Lake City. The Elizabeth Academy campus is located in the East Millcreek area (2870 S Connor Street) and the Garfield Academy campus is located in the Sugarhouse area (1838 S 1500 E). Since 2009, we have been guiding students to develop the skills they need to be successful in life. We offer inclusive Montessori programs for children from infancy through high school. Beginning with our intensive early intervention services, which include in-class therapy services and parent education in the Infant, Toddler and Early Childhood (preschool-Kindergarten) classes, to our Elementary, Middle and High School programs, we offer the highest quality Montessori and inclusive education available. Currently, we serve over 250 students from infancy through 11th grade, and we will be adding a 12th grade class for the 2020-21 school year. 

We embrace educational best practices to guide, inspire and challenge our students. Whether a student is gifted, typical, or in need of extra support, at Elizabeth Academy, every student's needs are met. Our MACTE credentialed and experienced Montessori teachers work collaboratively with special educators and therapists to individualize the learning experience for each child. As a model school for inclusion, we adapt the curriculum as needed, utilizing authentic assessment practices to ensure that each child is appropriately challenged and supported.

Each classroom is a community of learners built on a foundation of respect and responsibility. By working with hands-on materials, children develop their fine motor skills, gain problem-solving skills, and learn to concentrate. Project work helps students learn to work in teams and develop strong communication and conflict resolution skills. Through service learning, students develop empathy and a sense of gratitude. We encourage our students to question, to learn how to find information, and to analyze what they've learned. At a time when information is available to us at the touch of a button, we emphasize learning how to learn rather than rote memorization of content. Curiosity, resilience, perseverance: these are skills that will serve children throughout their lives.

We are Accredited through Advance-Ed and a Member School of the American Montessori Society and the Utah Montessori Council. We are certified by both MEPI (Montessori Educational Programs International) and IMI (The Institute for Montessori Innovation at Westminster College) as a teacher training and internship site. 

We provide: 

* A comprehensive and dynamic Montessori curriculum capable of meeting the intellectual and emotional needs of typical, exceptional, and gifted learners. 

* Enrichments for all program levels:  Visual Art, Music, Dance, Physical Education and Communication Skills. 

* Upper Elementary, Middle School and High School students choose from a menu of electives.  Arts electives may include ceramic hand building, drawing, painting, and foundry.  Physical education electives may include skiing, snowshoeing, cross country running, yoga, soccer, and swimming.  Music electives may include musical theater, improvisation, performance art, choir and guitar. 

* Middle School and High School students experience real life application of the concepts they are learning in the classroom through a wide range of field studies. Students participate in service projects, and study economics both in theory and practice through actual business ventures.  Money earned funds class trips to destinations such as the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Teton Science Camp, and Washington D.C.

* Private speech and language services as well as Occupational, Physical, Reading and Music Therapy for children needing support in these areas. 

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(801) 281-4848 (Elizabeth Academy)

(801)-296-0600 (Garfield Academy)

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