Summit-Questa Montessori School
5451 Davie Road Davie, FL 33314
Toddler – 8th Grade Montessori community offering a safe, nurturing environment in which children develop a lifelong love of learning!


Summit-Questa Montessori School
is a community of educators, children, parents and extended family committed to the Montessori philosophy. Dr. Maria Montessori, whose life work centered on the care and education of children, so eloquently said, “Within the child lies the fate of the future.” Summit-Questa assists in developing all aspects of the individual, including the child’s self-creation of who they become.  We are located on a beautiful 10 acre campus, with native habitats, edible schoolyard vegetable gardens, butterfly gardens, a wetland preserve, and brand new gymnasium and pool.

We offer classes from Toddler – 8th Grade:

Meet our Principal

 Judy Dempsey, Principal

Welcome to the Summit-Questa Montessori School website. We are thrilled that you have chosen to glimpse a view of life at Summit-Questa. We are a unique community of Montessori educators, parents, children, and friends dedicated to the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. This school originated in 1981 as Summit Private School of Ft. Lauderdale, primarily a Montessori preschool. In 1991 I bought the school and focused on building our Montessori elementary and middle school levels. Read more

Judy Dempsey has been awarded the 2016-2017 Richard & Dorothy Lear Distinguished Educator of the Year—the highest honor given by the Association of Independent Schools of Florida.  Read more

Teacher Training Institute

Summit Montessori Teacher Training Institute in Davie, Florida offers a complete overview of the Montessori philosophy. This program offers MACTE Accredited instruction in Infant/Toddler (2 Years-36mths), Early Childhood, (3-6 years) as well as in Elementary 1, (6-9years). Read more

Tour Our Campus

The Summit-Questa campus includes eight individual buildings housing classrooms, music rooms, art rooms, computer labs and full size gymnasium. Our campus is a continually growing and changing project as our needs evolve. Read more

What is Montessori?

Montessori is a philosophy with the fundamental tenet that a child learns best within a social environment which supports each individual’s unique development. Dr. Maria Montessori, the creator of what is called “The Montessori Method of Education,” based this new education on her scientific observations of young children’s behavior. Read more

School Calendar

To view the updated School Google Calendar or download the PDF Calendar Click Here

Turning Education Inside-Out

Judy is the author of Turning Education Inside-Out: Confessions of a Montessori Principal which is now available (February 2017) for purchase worldwide. Buy online on Amazon or through her publisher, Jross Publishing.

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