The Magnolia School

The Magnolia School


We were so pleased to get this wonderful note from The Magnolia School students and staff that time traveled with us last week! Thank you!!

Did you know that we average around 11,000 school children a year at our ? We love sharing our history with adults and kids from near and far -- and hearing that our guests enjoyed their visit is always a big plus!
Dear Magnolia Community,
I'm a parent of a Magnolia elementary school graduate. If you have a child who struggles with reading, writing, or spelling, please get in touch with me. Your child is bright and creative, but intelligence has nothing to do with dyslexia and related learning differences.
Don't let your child needlessly suffer with the anxiety and stress that comes with these challenges! I'm a Certified Dyslexia Specialist and would love to talk with you and your child. I may be able to help. More info on my website. See you soon!

The Sonnet Man sets Shakespeare's soulful sonnets to song with a contemporary hip hop twist, blending classical literature with an urban beat and introducing a whole new generation to The Bard and his most beloved poetry.

Pictured here are moments from his sonnet writing workshops with Cobb Middle School and The Magnolia School as part of his week-long residency with the Southern Shakespeare Company.
The Magnolia School PTO is partnering with social impact company, Threads Worldwide, to raise funds to support the work of the PTO and to provide scholarships for children in Guatemala to attend school. It’s a win for ALL. A rising tide lifts ALL boats!

Fundraising ends 1/31.

🙌🏻 Thank you to everyone who has purchased thus far!

🌼 Shop fair-trade, handmade, sustainably sourced jewelry!
🎒Purchase a backpack filled with school supplies to be donated to a child in Guatemala. (1 for $35 or 3/$100)!
My son graduated this year but looking back at his applications over the years, half of you are his emergency contacts. Going to SAIL will be new for us and I’m thankful to see so many friends but nonetheless, I am going to miss our little community of emergency contacts.
Last call! 🔊 We’ve got an amazing fundraiser online for The Magnolia School. Choose from bagged coffee, tea, cocoa, and more. Shop now at - act fast, this fundraiser closes at 8PM Friday 🐸 ☕️ ♥️.
Jonah Hall went to The Magnolia School for a long time and was good friends with my brother Sage and many other Magnolia alumni, I'm sure plenty of you guys remember the energetic, fast kid! Share and help if you can! 💚
On Sunday March 7 from 4-7 p.m. the State of Florida will hold a drive-thru vaccination event through the parking lots of Immanuel Baptist Church and Temple Israel. 2215 Mahan Dr.

This is an opportunity for those that fit one of the current eligibility requirements: K-12 School Employees age 50 and older from Private, Charter, Magnet, or Public Schools (any school that serves K-12 students). Please send to your employee email ASAP as spots are filling fast.

It also includes those 65 and older, Healthcare workers with direct patient interaction of any age, sworn law enforcement and firefighters 50+, and anyone living in or working in Long-term care facilities.

Please help us connect folks who have not yet received their first shot.
All those eligible must register below.

I.D. to confirm age or documentation to prove eligibility is required. A school I.D. or letter from school would suffice.

Online registration is preferred, but one can call the Temple office at (850) 877-3517 (ext. 3) if needed.

Thank you for helping with these life-saving efforts. Register NOW!
Wonderful place. So good to children. So encouraging ,
Loving, supportive to help children get to where they need it want to go....even before the child knows it.
THIS is the power of the Tallahassee community! Thanks to the support of: 45 individuals and organizations that sponsored families, 68 financial supporters, and well over 300 hours of effort by volunteers and staff (just this weekend), we have successfully accrued holiday gifts for 265 children. Thank you every single person who helped make this happen! We are partway into our distribution process, and the clients are SO excited.

Special thanks to Melissa Lynn Walton, New Mt Zion Tallahassee, Florida, Suzanne Stevens, Stevie Fenton, Chris and Pat Gosen, Happy Motoring, Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary, Heather Riblett, Kathleen Barry Wright, Ginny Ellsworth, LaRae Jemison, Loli&theBean, Janice Cauley, Tallahassee Fellowship, Kathleen Coleman, Rose Rezaei, Patty Kopp Ballantine, Disability Rights Florida, Nancy Bivins, Tallahassee Church of God, Zilpha P. Underwood, Morningstar Storage, The East Hill Baptist ladies' sunday school class, Natalie K. Lozano, the office of Rep Al Lawson Jr., Thomson Brock Luger & Co Cpa's, Ellyn and Bill Watford, Excellence DanceStudio, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Florida Virtual School - FLVS, Florida Department of Health HIV/AIDS Administration Section, Amy Hendry, Juan Jessica Comas, Katie Hood, Ann Horne, Ann Marie Bachman, Jynn Dean, Kelly Vazquez, Leon Lady Lions Soccer, Veronica Forns Wold, Thrive Metropolitan Community Church, Leon County Community & Media Relations, Department Of Children And Families headquarters office, The Magnolia School, the Florida Office of Senate Secretary, Jan Sangaree, Kamila Kavka, Dave and Gaye Bachman, Richard Darabi, Forrest Whitehouse, Garnet & Gold, Lisa Caldwell, Linda Sturm, Kay Arnold Caster, Rachel Thomas, Rani Richardson, Debbie Johnston Arnold, Sharon Saranti, Stephanie Schwartz, all of our board members, staff, the MANY volunteers who have helped this weekend, and countless others. These pictures are a small portion of what YOU made possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and happy holidays!

The Magnolia School is a private, nonprofit school ... but it's also a community of hundreds of curr

Operating as usual

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 10/29/2022

Halloween Party & Tunnel was amazing!!!!
Thank you so much to staff, students, and parents for making this magic!

Now, let’s send all the well wishes to our talented Thespians as they travel and perform!

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 10/27/2022

Some really beautiful things to say to our children to empower them!

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 10/20/2022

Celebrate our Middle School!!!
They will have several performances within the next week and they are all working so hard! Especially our truly dedicated & brilliant,
Mrs. Paige Brey!
Showcase tonight at 7pm

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 10/17/2022

Happy Monday!… and day off for students.
Teachers have been busy planning for our next theme… physics!…coordinating costumes for set rehearsal, setting up the Halloween tunnel, and connecting. Here is some inspiration for us all! See you back at school tomorrow!

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 10/07/2022

Happy Friday!


We are watching the weather closely as well as staying in tune with Leon County Schools in regards to Hurricane Ian.
We will update our families immediately.
Until then, let’s learn & play!


We ❤️💙💚 them!
In a K-8 school, the beauty can be watching them grow; through all of life’s mess, we love them!

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 09/16/2022



Jessica Garrett Duncan from Fun4TallyKids came to speak to our young innovators yesterday about the Kids Biz Fair!
Super pumped + inspired!
Support local kid biz 11/20!

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 09/11/2022

What an amazing opportunity granted to us!
Thank you Ken Baldauf, Director at FSU’s InnovationHub. The students learned about
3-D printing, virtual reality, and even had their own design thinking challenge!

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 09/08/2022

Math with colorful shapes.
Music with extra movement (and Max!)
Digging in our Earthworm habitat.
Things you’ll see on a regular day at The Magnolia School!

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 09/01/2022

Brainstorming. Painting. Learning Japanese.
Stay curious.


Happy Monday,
Thanks for making the world better!

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 08/25/2022

For our Entrepreneurship + Innovation theme,
We visited one of the most creative places in Tallahassee and heard from amazing local entrepreneurs. Thank you Harry Smith Outdoors, LLC and New World Rides!! ✨✨✨
A beautiful experience with our students!


Oil Paintings | Jhina Alvarado, Artist

There is no substitute for nature. There is no classroom that can approximate its roots, wings, shadows and light. We must find creative ways of opening up the doors and windows of our classrooms. Ways of rejoining that ancestral circle and continuum.

We have to invite life back into our children's education.

- Art by Jhina Alvarado

Oil Paintings | Jhina Alvarado, Artist Jhina Alvarado is a figurative, fine artist. Her oil paintings are available in galleries and available on her website. Limited edition prints and commissions are also available.

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 08/16/2022

Our first day of school
was really, really amazing!

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 08/14/2022

We had an awesome Back to School Breakfast yesterday, thanks… always, to the staff and families that make Magnolia magic!
Enjoy a restful, peaceful Sunday…
See you tomorrow for the
First Day of School!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 08/09/2022

So proud to be alongside these amazing teachers during our planning week!
So excited for the school year!!!
First day is Monday, August 15th

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 08/03/2022

Join The Magnolia School family;
A school for active learning,
Developing the whole child…. Socially, emotionally, physically, and academically.

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 07/19/2022

is fleeting. I hope
You all get the chance to play!


Happy Holiday weekend to ALL!






Some Monday inspiration!


Photos from The Magnolia School's post 05/27/2022

Our teachers are some of the most amazing humans I have EVER met.

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 05/25/2022

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 05/25/2022

Our hearts are so full.
This is more than a school, this is a community.
Graduation was the perfect celebration to end the year. Dear Students, “Fight for what makes you optimistic about the world. Find it, insist on it, dig into it.... go after it!”
Love, A proud Magnolian mom + director

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 05/19/2022

As we near the end of the school year,
It is important to celebrate our alumni; growing, graduating, and being their amazing, authentic selves. Keep shining, stars!

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 05/18/2022

Smile. Today is a gift!
(... and there are only 6 more days of school!)

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 05/13/2022

Celebrate! Our talented students + staff host a charming evening at our Annual Talent Show!
A huge gratitude to all that help make this magic happen!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜


A most Happy Mother’s Day,
Magnolia moms and beyond!



Photos from The Magnolia School's post 05/03/2022

Teaching is an art.
It is a dedication that supersedes most.
It is waking up every morning ready to inspire the future of the world. I have never met better

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 04/29/2022

Our most amazing Magnolians!
Another epic field trip.
Our lovely Melinda arranged a mock session & mural tour. What an experience for these students! We are so grateful to everyone who helped make it happen! Thank you so much!!


Pay attention to the little things.

Photos from The Magnolia School's post 04/26/2022


Photos from The Magnolia School's post 04/25/2022

One of the most beautiful days...
feeling grateful x a billion.
The band, the beauty, the brilliant...
If I ever invest in anything,
It’ll be these children, the future💛

A school for active learning

The Magnolia School is a private, nonprofit K-8 school founded in 1985 on the idea that children have a natural inclination to learn that should be nurtured and allowed to flourish in a safe and caring environment. We are steadfastly committed to:

  • multi-age classrooms (K-2, 3-5, 6-8);

  • 10-1 student-teacher ratio;

  • a small size (intentionally fewer than 60 students in the whole school);
  • Videos (show all)




    2705 W Tharpe Street
    Tallahassee, FL

    Opening Hours

    Monday 8:30am - 3:30pm
    Tuesday 8:30am - 3:30pm
    Wednesday 8:30am - 3:30pm
    Thursday 8:30am - 3:30pm
    Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm

    Other Middle Schools in Tallahassee (show all)
    Holy Comforter Episcopal School Alumni Holy Comforter Episcopal School Alumni
    2001 Fleischmann Road
    Tallahassee, 32308

    Holy Comforter Episopal School Alumni is a community dedicated to keeping in contact with the alumni and friends of Holy Comforter Episcopal School.

    Community Leadership Academy Community Leadership Academy
    3611 Austin Davis Avenue
    Tallahassee, 32308

    At CLA, we have a bold vision to develop the next generation of godly leaders. From preschool classe

    The Brownsville Preparatory Institute, LLC The Brownsville Preparatory Institute, LLC
    1401 Old Bainbridge Road
    Tallahassee, 32303

    VISION: To inspire and challenge our future leaders to maximize their intellectual potential and cha

    Holy Comforter Episcopal School Holy Comforter Episcopal School
    2001 Fleischmann Road
    Tallahassee, 32308

    Inspiring Children to Be the Difference.

    Impact Academy TLH Impact Academy TLH
    1725 Hermitage Boulevard
    Tallahassee, 32308

    Impact Academy was founded on the premise that children with disabilities and their families need on

    BLES Reading Team BLES Reading Team
    1600 Pedrick Road
    Tallahassee, 32317

    Welcome to the BLES Reading Team page! Each week, we will provide fun activities, games, and helpful worksheets for BLES students.

    Raa Middle School Raa Middle School