Welcome to Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy! I know that where you send your child to school is an important family decision. I am excited to share with you information about Montessori education and our school. JBMA has been serving students in the Birmingham area for over thirty years. I encourage you to learn more about our programs and explore our website to see what makes JBMA an engaging and innovative learning environment for toddlers through the 8th grade.
The Montessori environment is designed to embrace the natural curiosity and enthusiasm of young learners. I look forward to answering your questions by phone, e-mail or in person. Tour our campus and attend some of our events to experience the wonder of Montessori education first hand.
I truly value the opportunity to share the JBMA experience with you as I get to know you and your family.
Head of School
Head of School and Director of Admissions
Rebecca is the Head of School at Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy. Rebecca has been involved with Montessori education since 1995, either as a parent or educator. She has taught in elementary Montessori classrooms and held various leadership positions over the last 20 years. She received her Master’s degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University and her Montessori Certification for grades one through six from the Houston Montessori Center. She also holds degrees from Auburn University and the Cumberland School of Law. She is a member of the American Montessori Society and the Florida Bar.
Over the years, she has attended AMS conferences, Peace Symposiums, and completed the Redirecting for a Cooperative Classroom Course offered through the International Network for Children and Families. Rebecca is excited to work in a school with a model education program designed to bring out the best in every child. She has a passion for education and is dedicated to providing support to students, families, staff and community members at JBMA.
Rebecca enjoys introducing people to the world of Montessori education and sharing her own Montessori experiences with current and prospective JBMA families. She loves to read biographies, spend time with family and take walks with her black lab, Calusa.
How to Apply
All prospective families are encouraged to contact us for a campus tour. After touring the campus, we will invite prospective families to submit an application to begin the enrollment process.
Once our current families return their contracts in early spring, we are able to determine our openings for the following year. JBMA does have rolling admissions throughout the school year when spaces are available. The Admissions Department will notify applicants of acceptance. The contract will then be sent by mail and must be returned with a deposit of $500 within 10 days to secure the space for your child. Payment for the school year is made in accordance with the payment option chosen on the contract by the due date indicated on the contract.
Questions about applying?
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As applications are processed, parents and prospective students will be invited for an information session with the Director of Admissions and have the opportunity to observe classrooms in order to ensure a good fit for their child.
Parents of students in the elementary grades (1-6) are encouraged to observe the program, complete an application and submit records and recommendations from the student’s previous school, if applicable. Upon receipt, parents and prospective students will be invited to an informal information session with the Director of Admissions. The student will then be invited to visit for a full day in the Montessori classroom.
Parents of students in the middle school are encouraged to observe the program, complete an application and submit records and recommendations from the previous school, if applicable. Upon receipt, parents and prospective students will be invited to an informal information session with the Director of Admissions. The student will then be invited to visit for a full day in the middle school classroom.