For nearly 40 years, Amelia Island Montessori has been educating children to be lifelong learners and independent thinkers. A Montessori education is different. We don’t focus on test preparation, or emphasize memorization at the expense of knowledge, problem-solving, or creative thinking. Yet, overall, 83% of AIMS students scored in the top 25% nationally. Their scores are on par with or above those of students at comparable area schools. And they have the added benefits of growing into self-motivated, critical thinkers, individuals who respect themselves and their environment and exhibit a fully developed love of learning.