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School open houses and events


Montessori school plans open houses

Do you want to learn more about Montessori education in the elementary years? Stop by Beach Park School, 4200 W North A St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday or Wednesday. The Tuesday session will focus on the lower elementary; the Wednesday meeting will cover the upper elementary.

The Montessori curriculum promotes independence, self-esteem, and intellectual and social growth. For information, call 289-3747 or e-mail

Tampa Heights

Villa Madonna School issues an invitation

Villa Madonna School, which has operated for more than 60 years under the direction of the Sisters of St. John Bosco, will hold two open houses for families interested in enrolling their children for the 2009-2010 school year.

The open house for grades 1-8 is Wednesday, and the open house for pre-K3, pre-K4 and kindergarten is Jan. 28. Parents can stop at the school, at 315 W Columbus Drive, between 9 and 11 a.m. both days. For information, call the school office at 229-1322.


Two ways to look into Stewart Middle

Stewart Middle Magnet School will have an open house for prospective students for the 2009-2010 academic year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school, 1125 W Spruce St.

Also, Stewart will offer guided tours any time from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. No appointment is needed, but residents will be able to observe classes in session if they arrive before 2:50 p.m.

All students living in Hillsborough County can apply for the 2009-2010 school year, as bus transportation will be provided by the district throughout the county. Previously, only students living in the western half of the county were eligible for bus transportation to the school. For more information, call the school at 276-5691.

Hillsborough County

'Choice' meetings go through Jan. 29

Hillsborough Choice Options Information meetings will be held until Jan. 29, offering families the opportunity to apply to a magnet school or a career and technical education program. Events are available for students entering kindergarten through 12th grade. Call the Choice Information Line at 272-4692.

Downtown Tampa

Tampa Prep to host talk on teen driving

Tampa Preparatory School invites parents and their friends from other schools to attend a presentation by a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy on teen driving safety. "Traffic Safety for Teens" is noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in Room 2015 of the school's lecture hall, 727 Cass St.

Water and cookies will be provided, but parents are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. To RSVP, e-mail Patty Cameron at

School open houses and events 01/08/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 9:28am]
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