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Rabits & Romano Architecture selected to design new school in Lake Nona

Monday, November 7, 2016 9:50
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~~LAKE NONA, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2016) – Rabits & Romano Architecture, Planning and Design has been selected to design an 18,000-square-foot Montessori school in Lake Nona.

The Montessori School of Lake Nona will be a brand new, state-of-the-art facility to build on the success of the Montessori School of Orlando.

Rabits & Romano will design the school for approximately 300 students from infants to higher elementary. The project is being designed with the idea of bringing the outside into the classroom, with close connections between indoor and outdoor environments and all classrooms adjoining the main courtyard. The school is designed to promote interactions among children from different grades and adults. Open spaces are designed for free movement, while little niches will provide perfect spaces for small groups or individual learning.

“We’re excited to work on this project and to be part of bringing this school to the Lake Nona community,” Managing Partner Bob Rabits said. “We’re also thrilled to be working with Garito & Co. again.”

Timothy Garito of Garito & Company has been selected to handle the site selection and development for the Montessori School’s expansion into Lake Nona.

“Montessori’s emphasis on providing the highest quality education fits perfectly with what the Lake Nona community is all about.”  Garito said. “Bringing a Montessori school to Lake Nona fills a void in the area’s educational needs. It was always a matter of when, not if, Lake Nona would get a Montessori School. Now, we are pleased to announce that we have found what we believe to be the perfect location for this state-of-the-art educational facility. We are humbled and excited that Garito & Company has been chosen to make this development a reality for the families of Lake Nona”.
Montessori schools center on the Montessori Method of education, which was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. The program brings together multiage groups of children, and they learn through uninterrupted blocks of work time and guided choice of work activity. Specially designed Montessori learning materials are also arranged and available in an aesthetically pleasing environment.

There are more than 4,000 American Montessori schools, and Montessori schools can be found on six continents.

The Lake Nona school is expected to be complete in summer 2017. Those interested in enrolling may call (407) 601-4247.

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For more information on Garito & Company, visit

For more information on Rabits & Romano Architecture, Planning and Design, visit

About Garito & Company
Garito & Company is a full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in brokerage and development. The company provides a range of transaction, management and consulting services, and its clients include local and national retailers, institutional and private investors and owners of large commercial real estate portfolios. For more information, visit,, or call (407) 777-9660. 

About Rabits & Romano Architecture, Planning and Design
Rabits & Romano Architecture, Planning and Design was founded by principal Robert S. Rabits in 1986. Over the past three decades the firm has worked on thousands of buildings across Florida. The experienced team has the diversity to provide design solutions encompassing multiple buildings in areas such as hospitality, education, healthcare, commercial, entertainment, mixed use and industrial. Rabits & Romano Architecture works in partnership with its clients to achieve measurable results on time and on budget. For more information, visit,, or call (407) 490-0350.

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Will Wellons
Wellons Communications

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