What we need is a world full of miracles, like the miracle of seeing the young child seeking work and independence, and manifesting a wealth of enthusiasm and love.-Maria Montessori
Throughout the school year, MSP and the MSP PTO host several events for our school community. Events range from a Fall Festival on campus to Gala off campus, which includes an art show, auctions and catered dinner. Students perform throughout the year, including putting on winter performances and end of the year ceremonies. Middle School students present projects and plays in conjunction with their studies. MSP’s open-door policy invites parents to visit the classrooms at any time. We also host special times for parents, such as Moms’ Morning, Dads’ Day, Family Nights, and Grandparents’ Day.
Fall Festival is a yearly fundraiser. This Saturday family event includes games, a toy and book exchange, food, and entertainment. Tickets for booths are sold and the proceeds contribute to PTO funds.
Started in 2008, in honor of the school’s 30th anniversary, Gala has become the PTO’s biggest fundraiser. There is a silent auction with items ranging from massages to condo rentals. Each classroom creates art pieces for a live auction. There is also a display of artwork from each student in the school. This adult-only evening event is a great chance for parents to socialize.
Every year MSP students participate in the Mini-thon. For this fundraiser, students run laps for pledges. The MSP Mini-thon tradition includes tie-dyed shirts, a potluck “feast”, and ribbons for each student. Middle School students help at both campuses with setting up the running routes and counting laps for students.
The Montessori School of Pensacola is the only accredited Montessori school in the Pensacola area.