"Don't tell them how to do it, show them how to do it and don't say a word.
If you tell them, they'll watch your lips move.
If you show them, they'll want to do it themselves."

- Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori Academy at Westridge

Montessori Academy at Westridge opened its doors in September  of 2009. An “All Day Montessori Curriculum” is held Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 6:30pm to accommodate parent schedules. Keeping in line with the curriculum set forth by Dr. Maria Montessori, our mission is to establish a foundation of life long learning for children in a challenging yet nurturing environment. Through the development of self-worth, our students will grow into talented, motivated and contributing members of our society. Safety and security are top priorities at Montessori Academy at Westridge. Security cameras are installed in addition to automatic-lock doors. With a commercial kitchen, hot, balanced and nutritious lunches are prepared and served along with two daily snacks. Montessori Academy at Westridge will provide a Montessori Education paired with a comprehensive set of enrichment and extracurricular activities. Our large playgrounds and dance room allow the children freedom of movement both indoors and out, regardless of inclement weather. We have affiliated membership in the American Montessori Society and the International Montessori Council as we work towards full accreditation. Our classrooms are staffed with degreed and Montessori certified teachers. Parent involvement will be a cornerstone of Montessori Academy at Westridge as we grow and become established in the community.

Warren Montessori School of Frisco, Our Sister School

Warren Montessori School opened on January 05, 2004 with 75 students, which has grown up to 220 students.They are also currently in the process of obtaining accreditation from AMS. Our staff is AMS, AMI and MACTE certified teachers. Warren's classrooms are big and spacious. The covered playground and indoor gymnasium give children the freedom to run around and exercise even during inclement weather days. Parent involvement in school events is always welcomed. Warren offers parent education nights, holds multicultural events and celebrates various festivals.

Why is Montessori Academy at Westridge Special?

Our facility sprawls on two and a half acres of land. It is comprised of large fully equipped, self-contained classrooms, library, computer lab, aquarium, and an Art/Drama/Dance room. One-way observation windows allow parents to visit and observe their child at any time. Our playground is large and spacious allowing children to play freely on age appropriate equipment. Adjacent to the playground, attached to the back of the facility is a five foot wide covered patio where children can garden, enjoy snacks, and infants can enjoy strolls in buggies.

Our enrichment curriculum includes Spanish, Computer, Music and Drama. After school, extracurricular programs offered are Soccer, Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Arts & Crafts as a convenience to the parents. Our school is open year round. During the summer months, we continue our Montessori schedule in addition to exciting activities such as petting zoos, bounce houses, water slides, science, music, art and sports camps.

How will your child benefit from attending Montessori Academy at Westridge?

Little eyes absorb everything and everyone around them. We, as caregivers, are the role models. Therefore, we make it a point to greet every child with a big smile; communicating to him or her that the world is a friendly place. Our staff members are certified and experienced Montessori teachers. Children at our school will learn certain values and will have a deep respect for the needs of other people. They will acquire self-confidence and a thirst for knowledge. Mixed age grouping encourages children to teach and help each other. Gentle guidance from the talented teachers in hands-on activities is responsible for the development of these qualities. We believe that parents are an integral partner with the school in guiding the children. We know that as a parent you do not care what we know, until you know that we care.