Typically, students have to attend costly private schools to take advantage of Montessori's individual discovery style learning. Our magnet application process makes it possible for students to participate in this specialized curriculum at a local public school.
Students in Montessori learn at their own pace through hands-on activities and interacting with students of different ages. The Montessori Method helps students develop strong academics, responsibility, self-discipline, community and environmental awareness, a love of learning and more.
What is Montessori?
Founded by Dr. Maria Montessori, this educational approach—based on scientific observation—allows children to drive their own learning. Teachers act as facilitators, providing an environment where students can choose to participate in a number of developmental activities.
In Montessori, education is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline and a love of learning. It also provides practical life experiences, such as cooking and gardening.
Benefits of Montessori
Students in Montessori classrooms learn:
- with and from other students of different ages
- at their own pace
- with hands-on activities
The Montessori Method helps students develop:
- strong academics
- community and environmental awareness
- love of learning
- Students who are 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 and students entering kindergarten-fifth grades may apply
- 50th percentile on reading and math achievement test
- Pass all other subjects on their report card
- Pass STAAR (grades 3-5)
- No serious discipline problems
Note: Students who are 3 years old are not tested. These seats are lottery based.