The Tree House Episcopal Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten in Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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Giving your child an extraordinary education start.

The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School at Christ the King Episcopal Church provides preschool, kindergarten and lower elementary programs in the Santa Rosa Beach, Destin, Miramar Beach, Panama City, and Freeport Florida area.

Open since Fall 2010, our church and school staff are dedicated to fostering the healthy spiritual and academic development of each and every child. We look forward to connecting with you and your family.

If you are interested in your child attending The Tree House for the 2017-2018 school year, please click here to learn more about the admissions process.

Maureen Paine
Founding Director of The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School


View Schedule Below or View as PDF: Orientation Week 8.15.16

The first week of school is a special time at The Tree House. We all very work hard to help our new friends adjust to their new teachers, classmates and schedules.   We do this by offering shorter days that increase in length as the week progresses. This effort is made to “follow the child” in his or her goal to comfortably grow in independence so that this transition is a joyful one full of excitement and wonder. This is one of our first steps in helping the child become active learners in a peaceful environment that is designed to promote the love of learning. We appreciate the sacrifice and commitment made by our parents during this week and we look forward to our first full school day on August 22.

All children are invited to participate in orientation week. Part-time students will come every day for one week and will start their part-time schedule the following week.


Children are invited to attend for one hour with a parent or caregiver.

Monday, 8:30-9:30 or 10:00-11:00 with a parent of caregiver

Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 or 10:00-11:00 with parents on campus

8:30 – 11:00 (no lunch) returning students

Wednesday,  Thursday & Friday

8:00-11:00 (bring lunch) parents stay if needed

Aftercare for Preprimary until 4:00 pm will begin August 22.


Returning second &third year students are invited 8:00 – 2:30.

*Graduates of Camp Moving Up are invited 8:00 – 2:30.

All students new to the classroom will have the following schedule:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:00-11:00 (no lunch)

Thursday & Friday: 8:00 – 12:00 (bring lunch)

Aftercare for Primary until 5:00 pm will begin August 22.

All students new to the Primary classroom* are invited to attend the first three days of the week from 8:00– 11:00 am.   Students will need to bring back-up clothes in a marked ziplock bag for the classroom and a water bottle but no lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then on Thursday and Friday, students new to the classroom will stay through lunch and will leave at noon.

Returning Students and Students that participated in Camp Moving Up are invited to attend the first week from 8:00- 2:30 pm. Students will need back-up clothes, water bottle, lunch and nap blanket (if needed).


Students will report at 8:00 am with dismissal at 2:30 pm daily. Prompt attendance is very important for this classroom. Tardy bell is 8:10.

Aftercare until 5:00 pm will begin on August 22.


“Our sons, John Henry (5) and Whit (5) were one week into the Montessori program and when they would come home from school, they were playing with their toys in completely different ways! It was thrilling to see such creativity coming as a result of this type of education.”

-Heather & Eddie Cowen, Parents of two former Tree House students

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