Welcome to ATI Hollywood Beach
I continue to be honored and excited to be a member of Academy of Thought and Industry. As your Head of School, I look forward to strengthening the relationships that I have begun building and will build with all of our current and future wonderful students, families, teachers, and talented staff.
As it has been in previous years, we will continue our commitment to helping all our children develop their intellectual capacity, academic skills, and social competence so that they will be prepared to effectively negotiate the demands associated with living in an ever-changing 21st century. Beyond their academic program, we aim to instill within each student the essential principles of self-confidence, respect, and responsibility of being a productive and contributing members of our increasingly global society.
At Academy of Thought and Industry, we will strive to make our students learning process a positive and rewarding experience while maintaining a desire to develop a generation of inquisitive young people who will become lifelong learners in their various pursuits of excellence.
We invite you as parents to become active participants in our learning community. Whether you participate in our workshops or volunteer to help with class projects or with Going Outs, we welcome your commitment to your child's education.
Thank you for your interest in our school! Everyone at the Academy of Thought and Industry is looking forward to a productive and rewarding school experience.
Head of School, ATI Hollywood Beach
In 1907, in San Lorenzo, Italy, Dr. Maria Montessori had a radical idea. What if we “follow the child” and let their interests, curiosity and engagement with their environment drive their learning? What if we create an approach to education that systematizes the inputs that a student needs to follow her curiosity, independently work with her mind and her hands, and realize her inner potential?
Today ATI Hollywood Beach is proud to build on this educational tradition by bringing to life a Montessori-inspired middle and high school for engaged adolescents, serving students in grades 7-12.
Our vision is rooted in a deep belief that students — in the context of a supportive, challenging and enriching community — are capable of extraordinary learning and extraordinary work. We aspire to be a community where students thrive intellectually, emotionally, and relationally and leave ATI prepared and capable of creating lives of purpose, value, and joy.
Our vision for adapting Montessori principles to the adolescent context isn’t fanciful. It requires coordinating and aligning principles and practice. It requires thoughtful and deliberate attention to balancing structure and flexibility. It requires maintaining expectations of excellence with adaptability for how to achieve it. It requires a commitment to learning ideas, skills and practices that are foundational to navigating our world while also providing students with the space and support to pursue excellence in their unique interests and passions.
Our vision is bold and aspirational; it is our life's work. We feel lucky to do this deeply meaningful work each day alongside our students. We hope you might be as inspired as we are to pursue this vision and to join us in re-imagining what a high school can be.
Our ATI values align our staff, students and families to a set of ideas and practices that inform and enliven how we collaborate, communicate and support each other. We aspire to bring these values to life each day in our work together.
The ATI Network
The ATI program was founded as a program designed to apply Montessori developmental and pedagogical principles to today's adolescents. Our programming is designed to connect students with the history of human thought and achievement, and to do so in a way that is personal and empowering. ATI blendsthe rigor of human arts and sciences with a creative, entrepeneurial spirit.
And today's teenagers are networked. Our national network of small schools—in Austin, San Francisco, New York, St. Louis, southern Florida, and with more coming—is connected online and extends beyond our schools. The ATI network provides a structure and space for powerful learning to be brought to our students wherever they go.
If you are interested in bringing ATI to your city, please contact Scott Taylor, Executive Director of ATI Schools.