Lakeland dual-language school makes bilingual education more accessible

Opening only three years ago, Mi Escuela Montessori in Lakeland now serves 200 students. “We’re in our third year now, and it’s incredible if you think of where we were in year one,” said Kelly De La Cruz. De La Cruz is the founder and executive director. She said the idea to open a dual-language school came from her desire to provide her own children with a bilingual Montessori education. With her kids now in high school, she wanted to expand opportunities for other families.