The Montessori School: The premiere Montessori Schools conveniently located in Allen: (972) 727-2800 and North Dallas: (972) 985-8844.
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5 Tips for Finding the Best Elementary School Near You

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As a parent, your children’s education is one of your biggest concerns. There are a number of different types of schools outs there: public elementary school, private elementary school, charter schools.  There are so many options, not to mention the different curriculums and social options they offer.

You want to find the best elementary school for your young children so that they can learn the importance of education at a young age. Your children deserve to be in an academic environment where they feel safe, happy, and where they love learning. Here are 5 tips for finding the best elementary school near you: 

  1. Ask family, friends, and coworkers with children. They may know about some great elementary schools close to your neighborhood that offer fun, educational classes taught by great teachers that the kids love.
  2. Find out about locations and bus schedules for each school you’re interested in. If you plan on driving your children to school every morning, take a test drive over. If your children typically take the bus to school, request a schedule to see where and when each bus stops in the morning so you can find the best option.
  3. Go in and speak with principals, teachers, and other parents if you can. Ask about the curriculum and philosophies on learning. You want to choose a school with a variety of different classes so that your children have the opportunity to pursue a number of their interests.
  4. Take a look at the facilities—the rooms, playground, bathrooms—is the school in good condition?
  5. Ask about clubs, teams, and elective courses such as music, computer science, sports, and other hobbies your children may be interested in.

You’ll find that private elementary schools offer a variety of great courses, fun electives, and beautiful facilities.

The Montessori School encourages children to pursue their interests, learning to freely express themselves, enjoy education, and learn about responsibility all at the same time. Give us a call for admission information, 972-727-2800. Our schools are conveniently located in Allen, Dallas and Plano.

Spreading the Love at The Montessori School

Valentine's Day is drawing near

and The Montessori School has something to hear

We're having a party so bring some treats

Sign up for what you would like to eat

Valentines will be given, to each girl and boy

Bring them signed, so that all can enjoy!

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*For any questions regarding the Valentine's Day Party being held at each of the Montessori School locations (Starcreek, West Plano, North Dallas), call 972-727-2800.

Parent-Teacher Conferences Beginning This Month

Contact The Montessori School at Starcreek, North Dallas or West Plano to schedule your parent-teacher conference this month.

From now until the beginning of February, parents are encouraged to schedule a formal parent-teacher conference. Informal conferences can be scheduled any time throughout the year.  

Visit The Montessori School website or give us a call, 972-727-2800, to schedule a conference with your child's teacher at one of our locations: Starcreek, North Dallas or West Plano.

FamilyEducation.com asks parents to consider these questions during their conference:

  1. What skills and knowledge will my child be expected to master this year?
  2. How will my child be evaluated?
  3. What can I do to stay more involved in my child's academic progress?
  4. How do you accommodate differences in learning?
  5. How are older students prepared for further learning after high school?

Read more on the FamilyEducation website and come prepared to your scheduled conference. We look forward to seeing you!

Music Instruction at The Montessori School

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The daily schedule at The Montessori School includes collective gathering for creative expressions, movement activities, songs, stories and group lessons.  When weather permits, the children are taken outdoors to play on outdoor equipment, to enjoy games and to help with gardening activities.

The enrichment programs are aimed at the creation of the whole child not just one academically gifted. These programs supplement the academic environment and allow for a variety of activities to take place on a daily basis.  These programs include:

  • Computer Instruction
  • Music Instruction
  • Reading Programs in our Extensive Library

The musical literacy of the child is accomplished by affording ongoing opportunities to listen, to sing, to compose, to perform, and to appreciate music.  

Music instruction is an integral part of the day-to-day Montessori curriculum. To help enhance the development of rhythm, coordination, tonal relationships, and harmony, the Montessori-trained teacher uses musical instruments to help children develop skills in a series of steps from auditory discrimination to musical notation and composition. 

If you are interested in finding an excellent Montessori school, look into The Montessori School at Starcreek, North Dallas or West Plano. Find out more about those educational programs offered for younger children as well as if the enriching experience of a Montessori school is right for your child.

How Montessori Schools Differ From Other Schools

If you have heard of Montessori schools, then you have probably heard a little of their unique ideas on education and their new approach to the school system and structure. 

The Montessori Method was developed in the early 1900s, by the Italian educator, Maria Montessori, who felt that children had a natural drive for learning, as well as self-direction.  Nowadays, Montessori schools have developed as private elementary schools, not as a trademark, but as an applied method integrated into certain educational systems. 

Yet, these new methods in education always raise questions among parents, especially among parents who want to make sure that their children are being given every advantage. 

Questions about the Montessori Method, such as why children should start so young—children can enroll as young as six weeks and some schools offer Montessori daycare—or how do children adapt as they graduate from elementary school, are expected.  And one of the most frequently asked question is how does a Montessori school differ from a typical school?  

The Montessori method stresses freedom and independence, and the aim is that a child is enabled to work with stimulating and intriguing activities at their own pace and as accords to their own interests.  There is an understanding that these practices will help that child to develop independence and self-discipline.  At a Montessori school, the emphasis is on cognitive and social development through active participation. The classroom itself is structurally different, and class groups range in age.

The Montessori school might be the best elementary school for your child.  If you are living in the Allen, Texas area, you can find out more about the Montessori School mission and learn more about our school, just newly opened and ready to take your young, bright minds and lead them into the future.

Visit The Montessori School website or give us a call, 972-727-2800  

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