Schools in Indian Harbor Beach
Especially for Children/Indian Harbor Montessori - Private Elementary School
Indian Harbor Montessori is a private elementary school with grades PK-6, located at 1230 Banana River Dr. This school has approximately 90 students and a student to teacher ratio of 8:1. Montessori schools offer a unique approach to teaching/learning. The students are encouraged by being given the opportunity to engage in meaningful activities and be spontaneous under the guidance of a Montessori trained instructor. Through the Montessori curriculum children develop determination, discipline, concentration and much more, they progress at their own individual rhythm and pace. Montessori was founded by Dr. Maria Montessori; she based the learning curriculum off her observations of young children and came to the conclusion that they learn best in a home like setting. She believed children learning and progressed better when they were given developmentally appropriate materials that encouraged them to be motivated, and independent learners. She carried her message to the United States in 1912, this teaching technique has thrived ever since.
Ocean Breeze Elementary School
Ocean Breeze Elementary Indian Harbor Beaches very own “A” rated elementary school located at 1101 Cheyenne Dr. This school serves grades PK-6 and has approximately 527 students with a student to teacher ratio of 13.1. The principal of Ocean Breeze Elementary is Shelley A. Michaud, a great addition to the Brevard County school system, OBE’s newest principal has an extensive educational background including early childhood education, social science and history, language arts and reading as well as educational leadership. She was a teacher prior to becoming a principal at two other schools before moving to Brevard County. The assistant principal for Ocean Breeze Elementary is Elizabeth (Hill)-Brodigan has been Ocean Breeze Elementary for quite some time and has taught Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th grades, she has held other administrative positions and won multiple awards throughout her teaching career. This school places a high importance on academics and has maintained their “A” rating since 2001! The mission statement of Ocean Breeze Elementary is; “to develop motivated and confident life-long learners who are prepared for future challenges.” Your star pupil will certainly flourish here.