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Montessori Academy of North Texas

Montessori Academy of North Texas is a coeducational private montessori school for students in grades Pre-K through 6.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Small City

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Overview

Overview

Montessori Academy of North Texas says

School's mission is to provide an environment that will nurture and empower children to realize and explore the gifts of intelligence, curiosity, and creativity which they were born. With the whole child approach, our goal is to help children achieve their full potential in all areas of life.

Curriculum

Pre-Primary (18 mo. – 3 yrs.) The Pre-Primary environment provides opportunities for social experiences beyond the family. Children learn to be part of a community and to develop their individuality. The main objectives are to guide children in the development of independence, coordination, language, cooperation, concentration and to improve of their fine motor skills. Children are not required to be toilet trained to enter this program.

Primary (3 – 6 yrs.) The Primary environment continues to build on the cycle of learning. It is designed to take advantage of the child's sensitive years, capitalizing on the natural curiosity of the child. The teacher is keenly in tune with developmental stages of the child and introduces appropriate materials. Self-correcting materials provide the child with a great deal of self-pride because they are able to discover when something is incorrect and fix it without assistance. Materials available at this age group promote the learning of skills that help bridge the child's understanding of abstract ideas. The Montessori curriculum includes practical life, sensorial, math, geometry, language, science, fine arts, geography, botany, and cultural studies. At this age, children can begin to understand the concept of how they fit into the world. It is important that they begin learning how to be good and responsible citizens. Therefore, the children are actively involved in community service projects.

Lower Elementary (6 – 9 yrs.) The Elementary Montessori program is based on the concept of "connecting" different areas of study. The child is not merely introduced to isolated facts. Instead, the curriculum is interdisciplinary, integrated, and converged, meeting the child's interests. Montessori materials offer open-ended exploration and avenues for self-expression, allowing children the ability to progress based on their skills. The environment provides them with opportunities to collaborate with others of different abilities and ages. Children work individually and in groups, promoting effective time management and opportunities for critical thinking. In group learning, children are encouraged to contribute ideas, listen to others, and learn to compromise. Writing is integrated into the curriculum, across the disciplines, encouraging the child to express his/her thoughts. During the elementary years children continue to develop their social skills and acquire the ability to truly grasp abstract intellectual concepts. The child begins developing a greater meaning and appreciation of the order of the universe through new discoveries in history, geography, biology, and the Montessori Five Great Lessons. Children are naturally curious at this age about their universe and how they fit into the "Big picture". Through the curriculum, they are invited to explore humankind and themselves, the relationship between them, and their role in the world.

Mission Statement

To provide an environment that will nurture and empower children to realize and explore the gifts of intelligence, curiosity, and creativity which they were born. With the “whole child” approach, our goal is to help children achieve their full potential in all areas of life.

We intend to:

  1. Recognize the importance of the partnership between home and school and support mutual trust and ongoing communication.
  2. Provide an atmosphere of order, beauty, and harmony in which each child feels welcomed.
  3. Engage children with materials and activities that allow self-correction and isolate basic concepts.
  4. Provide activities that promote the cooperation necessary for individual well-being and a more cohesive society.
  5. Provide a framework that promotes the development of self-discipline and conflict resolution.
  6. Empower children to exercise choice, demonstrate the ability to make sound judgements, and accept responsibility for their choices. These skills help foster the development of character and independence of the child.
  7. Offer opportunities for children to come to know how they fit into this wonderful world.
  8. Provide situations that allow children to discover their natural ability to initiate learning and find it self-satisfying. Therefore, leading the child to strive to learn more and explore alternative ways of learning.

Strengths:

• Certified Montessori Teachers • Low Student/Teacher ratios • A proven method that allows the child to develop fully at his/her own pace • Strong academic program • Emphasis on Cooperation • Hands-on educational environment, including computers and internet access • Multi-age and Multi-cultural classrooms and curriculum • Excellent facilities and grounds • Open observation policies with one-way observation windows • Formal Parent/Teacher conferences

Curriculum Information

SACS CASI accreditation provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school improvement. “Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents, and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators,” stated Angela Magers, Director. SACS CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school but also assures parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice. Parents and interested community members can learn more about accreditation at www.advanc-ed.org. MANT is the only NAEYC accredited program in the tri-county area. “We’re proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards,” said Angela Magers, Director. “NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our program are getting the best care and early learning experiences possible.” More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC – approximately 8 percent of all preschools and other early childhood programs. “The NAEYC Accreditation system raises the bar for child care centers and other early childhood programs,” said Jerlean E. Daniel, Ph.D, executive director of NAEYC. “Having earned NAEYC Accreditation is a sign that MANT is a leader in a national effort to invest in high-quality early childhood education.” The NAEYC Accreditation system has set voluntary professional standards for programs for young children since 1985. In September 2006, the Association revised program standards and criteria to introduce a new level of quality, accountability, and service for parents and children in child care programs. The new standards today reflect the latest research and best practices in early childhood education and development. NAEYC is committed to utilizing the newest studies and analysis on positive child outcomes to ensure young children continue receiving the highest-quality care and education possible. The NAEYC Accreditation system was created to set professional standards for early childhood education, and to help families identify high-quality preschools, child care centers and other early education programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, a program must meet each of the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (903) 893-3500

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 115
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 47
Kindergarten 11
1 10
2 10
3 5
4 10
5 12
6 10

Montessori Academy of North Texas's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Montessori Academy of North Texas's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 52% Male / 48% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 83%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%
Magers   Angela

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