• Spotlight on Our Admissions Process

    Most parents would agree that a child’s education is a priceless investment. Education opens a window to the world, encouraging children to explore, feed their curiosity, and become lifelong learners. At The Montessori School , we welcome the opportunity to share the gift of lifelong learning with your child.

    Exploring Montessori Education

    Perhaps you’re evaluating your infant’s or toddler’s educational possibilities in Texas. Or maybe you have an older child who isn’t thriving in a traditional classroom. The Montessori School accepts applications year-round to better meet the needs of families in our community. If you’re new to Montessori, you can begin the process by learning about its basic principles as established by Dr. Maria Montessori. Two good places to start are with our own blog and the explanatory articles on the website of the American Montessori Society . You could also read books written by Dr. Montessori herself, although you could certainly request an admissions tour at our school without having any background information about the Montessori Method.

    Requesting an Admissions Tour

    Our school is pleased to provide one-on-one admissions tours to interested families. A guide will show you our beautiful campus, and you’ll have the opportunity to peek in the classrooms. You’ll find engaged student communities hard at work with carefully designed Montessori learning materials. You’ll also meet your child’s future teachers and learn more about the admissions process. We encourage you to bring your questions.

    Completing Your Application

    If you decide that our school is the right place for your child, you can fill out an application. The Montessori School has a strong anti-discrimination policy in place. No student will be denied admission on the basis of a disability. If your child requires accommodations for disabilities, please submit your request in writing. Reasonable modifications may be made to our school’s policies, procedures, and practices.

    If you have any questions about the process of enrollment in The Montessori School in North Dallas, call (972) 985-8844. Or, you can get in touch with our school in Allen at (972) 727-2800. Our dedicated teachers and administration staff looks forward to welcoming your family to our tight-knit learning community.

  • Introducing Toddlers to Montessori Principles

    Children begin learning right from birth. Consider enrolling your child in a Montessori school intended for infants or toddlers. As your child grows, you can begin introducing the principles of Maria Montessori’s Method at home. Watch this video to find out how one Montessori expert teaches her 17-month-old niece, Zoe.

    You’ll see Zoe carefully unroll an area rug on which to work. She takes Montessori materials out of a basket and explores each one. Zoe clearly loves the sensory experience as she works to figure out what each item is capable of teaching her.

    Call the Allen campus of The Montessori School at (972) 727-2800 to request information about our Infant Program , which is intended for students ages 12 months through 20 months of age. You could also contact our Montessori elementary school in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844.

  • FAQs About the Montessori Prepared Environment

    At the time when Dr. Montessori was developing her groundbreaking approach to education, traditional classrooms weren’t designed with the unique needs of children in mind. They had adult-sized furniture, with desks bolted into place in rows. They also had shelves out of reach of children. Dr. Montessori observed that a classroom intended for adults doesn’t support the learning of children. Today, Montessori schools follow the principles of the carefully prepared environment in accordance with Dr. Montessori’s observations.

    How are Montessori classrooms decorated?

    If you were to compare two side-by-side images of a Montessori classroom and a traditional classroom, you’d find several noticeable differences right away. Traditional classrooms often plaster the walls with brightly colored, eye-catching posters. These classrooms are decorated in a “busy” manner. Montessori schools prefer calm, uncluttered, orderly decorations that are evocative of nature. An uncluttered environment supports distraction-free learning . You’ll find clean walls with carefully chosen artwork arranged at intervals. All artwork is displayed at the child’s height. Montessori schools often incorporate natural elements, such as living plants.

    How is furniture arranged in a Montessori classroom?

    All of the furniture intended for the children’s use is sized appropriately for them. Students do not sit in rows. Instead, the focus is on the learning activities. Students can walk over to shelves positioned at an accommodating height, choose their learning activity, and carry it to a table. Or, they may choose to unroll an area rug and work on the floor.

    How does the prepared environment change as a child grows older?

    Classrooms intended for infants and toddlers are prepared with safety as the top priority. You won’t find any playpens in a Montessori school, as it’s important for children to develop their gross motor skills. Instead, children have plenty of space to explore learning materials and learn how to do things for themselves. In schools intended for older children, you’ll find the same dedication to order, beauty, and cleanliness. There is also plenty of storage space for older students to store their personal possessions and their works-in-progress.

    The Montessori School offers welcoming, carefully arranged classrooms for learners from six weeks of age through sixth grade. Parents are invited to call (972) 985-8844 for information about enrollment in The Montessori School in North Dallas. Or, contact our campus in Allen at (972) 727-2800.

  • A Brief Look at Our Primary Program

    The Primary Program at The Montessori School welcomes students ages three through six. If you’re interested in giving your young learner the benefits of a Montessori education, we invite you to look in on our classrooms. You’ll see a multi-age community of eager students, all hard at work on their own individual activities or working in small groups. Each Primary classroom is a carefully planned environment, with hundreds of specially designed Montessori materials.

    Within this safe environment, children are given the freedom to capitalize on their interests. They explore the materials at their own pace, moving from concrete lessons to abstract concepts in order to deepen understanding. The Montessori School’s Primary Program includes core subjects like mathematics, language arts, geography, and history. Our curriculum also includes foreign language instruction, nature studies, and enrichment classes in music and creative movement.

    We invite your family to learn more about joining our dynamic learning community. To inquire about our Primary Program , you can call The Montessori School in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844 or in Allen at (972) 727-2800.