Welcome to Questa Middle School

6th, 7th and 8th Grades (Ages 11-14)

The name Questa comes from the French language and means forever seeking. Our goals are to have knowledge, the joy of life, the love of learning, and every aspect of healthy personal development be the guiding forces of this community of life-long learners. We strive to be forever seeking these traits.

Curriculum and Instruction

Questa Middle Schools’s curriculum and instruction is designed as a 3-year program. The language arts, speech, foreign language, physical education and health, outdoor education/service learning, fine arts, and geography are courses of continuous progress. Science, social studies, and math are designated by topics of study complete in each course.

Questa Middle School courses of study reflect an integration of the following elements

Florida State Standards

SQMS is fully accredited and meets or exceeds all State Standards. Accreditations inlude AISF, NCPSA, Cognia, AI and MSA

The Montessori Philosophy

Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school but for life. – Maria Montessori

The newest research on the developmental needs of early adolescents

At Summit-Questa we are dedicated to providing the best educational experience for your child.

Interdisciplinary themes

Children redefine problems outside of normal boundaries and reach solutions based on a new understanding of complex situations.

Small group cooperative learning

Instructional use of small groups promotes students working together to maximize their own and each other’s learning

Personal learning plans

Students develop a personal learning plan as a way to help them achieve short- and long-term learning goals

School and Community Service Projects

“Learning how to learn” Strategies that help grow the whole child and prepare them for a successful future.

Diverse Whole Brain Learning Activities

This aids in stimulating the growth in different areas of the brain.

Mission Statement

Our Questa Manifesto 2021-2022 

Here at Summit-Questa, we believe in a world of peace, not pain. A world where people are heard, not silenced. A world where individuals are accepted, not judged. Where equality is reality. Where dignity is seen in all human beings. A world where we conserve more and consume less. Where trees are planted and animals rescued. A world with clean water and clean energy. A world of abundance, not hunger. A world where we forgive. 

When we think of the next seven generations, the world we want to leave them is the world we want to live in. A world of hope and happiness. We will work to create that world at Questa. We will focus on what unites us rather than what separates us. We will think about the impact of our actions. We will use our words to encourage, to lift each other up to the heights of our potential. 

We will create a space where we all feel safe to be who we are. And we will see the bravery in living our truth. 

We believe we all have inherent gifts, we will find our gifts so we may go out and live our love. And the gift we leave behind will still be felt in seven generations. Because we believe in our power and purpose. We believe in our courage and creativity. We believe in what’s to come.

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My son just graduated 8th grade from Summit-Questa Montessori School and I couldn’t be more proud, thankful & prepared for high school! My son got an exceptional education, his growth was amazing to watch unfold in this kind, loving & supportive community! I never had the privilige to attend a private or a Montessori school, but I see the difference and I am so thankful my son did! Thank you Ms. Judy & all your amazing teachers & staff! We will miss you all very much! xoxox

Michele Evans

Great school. My daughter is incredibly happy. Teachers really care for children. In addition, they always have wonderful field trips.

Thierry Watters

Ready to get serious about education!

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