Who We Are

The Discovery School entered its 32st year of operation in 2022 and is a private, not-for-profit independent school in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, serving children ages 18-months through eighth grade.  Through a progressive framework combining Montessori and International Baccalaureate principles, we aim to provide creative, open-ended learning spaces where our internationally-minded, inquisitive, and principled inquirers are encouraged to discover, nurture, and achieve their own goals on their way to becoming the leaders of tomorrow.  


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Discovery School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, national origin, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category.

Reporting Professional Misconduct

All employees and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of the student. Reports of misconduct should be made to the Head of School, Petra Obritzberger 904-247-4577.
Reports of misconduct by administrators should be made to the Business Officer/HR Representative, Jill Nason. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted in the Personnel Handbook. 
Employees should be aware that the school considers certain behaviors to be such serious violations of our code of conduct that they may result in prompt disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. The school retains full discretion to impose whatever form of discipline it deems appropriate under the circumstances, and such discipline may occur outside of the bounds of the school’s Performance Improvement Process, which is a general process intended to address common instances of poor performance and other similar matters.