A Reggio Emilia + Montessori + Half Day Preschool Where Your
Child Will Thrive
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Ivybrook Academy Sarasota

5911 N Honore Ave

Ste 102

Sarasota, FL 34243

(941) 655-9591
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Ivybrook Academy Sarasota
(941) 655-9591

5911 N Honore Ave

Ste 102

Sarasota, FL 34243

  • Observe & Customize

    Craft educational plans and opportunities based on each child's individual learning style

  • Explore & Discover

    Utilize the physical environment as a rich resource for exploration, inquiry, and thought

  • Respect & Collaborate

    Model and encourage respect and collaboration in every aspect of daily life

  • Honor & Document

    Value children's voices and showcase their importance through documentation

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Private Half-Day Preschool in Sarasota

Your Child Deserves the Best Education

Setting your child up for a bright future starts with providing them with a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning. At Ivybrook Academy Sarasota, we take a progressive approach to preschool and are redefining how parents view early childhood education. Unlike other preschools in Sarasota, we don’t believe in taking a one-size-fits-all approach to learning. Our hybrid curriculum pulls from three popular philosophies to provide the most comprehensive and adaptable experience for our students.

Our Sarasota preschool offers the following programs for children ages 18 months through six years:

  • Toddler Preschool
  • Preschool for 2-Year-Olds
  • Preschool for 3-Year-Olds
  • Preschool for 4 & 5-Year-Olds
  • Private Kindergarten

All our programs are half-day sessions that run for 10 months of the year. We also offer our Summer Camp program for the remaining two months. This half-day program is a great way for children to continue their learning experience during the warmer months, yet these sessions are by no means boring! Children will participate in themed activities and outdoor games that will be so much fun, they’ll have no idea they are learning. Contact our Sarasota preschool to learn more about this summer’s themes. 

Our Hybrid Curriculum

To ensure the best outcomes, teachers need to provide a learning environment that is welcoming for all. Ivybrook Academy Sarasota recognizes that every student learns differently and will have various strengths and challenges. That’s why our curriculum pulls from three popular, progressive approaches: Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Children will be encouraged to take the lead in their learning and explore the world around them, and their uniqueness and individuality will be celebrated.

Choosing a Preschool in Sarasota

One of the biggest choices as a parent is finding the best early childhood education. At Ivybrook Academy Sarasota, we never take a one-size-fits-all approach to your child’s education and instead cater our curriculum to their needs. Every child is different, and we believe that these differences should be celebrated. They also have a natural curiosity for the world around them, so we provide them with the tools and opportunity to make discoveries both inside and outside the classroom.

Their Future Begins Today

If you’re ready to learn more about our Sarasota private preschool, we invite you to take a tour of our campus. You’ll get an idea of how we operate and have the opportunity to meet some of our staff and ask any questions you may have. Today is the day to take the first step toward setting your child up for a bright future. 

Reach out to Ivybrook Academy Sarasota to schedule your tour!

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  • Now Enrolling for the

    ’23-’24 School Year

    We are preparing for next year’s student enrollment and would love for you to join our Ivybrook Academy Sarasota community! Please connect with our Sarasota team at (941) 655-9591 or reach out via our contact form to receive more information regarding our application process.

Growing Toward

Their Brightest Future

The Ivybrook curriculum grows with your child. Each of our programs optimize children’s time away from their families by providing developmentally appropriate learning opportunities customized to each child’s needs. Explore your child’s age group in more detail, or read an overview of our program offerings!

Ivybrook Academy Sarasota Campus

Our School Leadership

At Ivybrook Academy Sarasota, we apply a progressive approach to early childhood education and create vibrant communities filled with compassionate citizens. Our Sarasota campus leadership welcomes new families with open arms and is excited to collaborate with you on enriching your child’s development.

  • Carr Family, Owners Carr Family Owners
  • Principal, Cindee Shevlin Cindee Shevlin Principal
  • Bethany Carr Bethany Carr Owner & Director of Admissions


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Ivybrook Academy Sarasota

5911 N Honore Ave

Ste 102

Sarasota, FL 34243

(941) 655-9591