This page has been updated to reflect changes for the 2020-2021 School Year.
How old does my child need to be to enroll?
We accept children ages 3 to 9. Some children may start as early as 2 1/2, but that is determined on a case-by-case basis. All children must be potty-trained before they begin. Parents of younger children may inquire at the Montessori Infant & Toddler School next door, which has programs for students ages 6 weeks to 3 years.
What are your hours of operation?
- Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Class Hours 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m (Primary)
- Class Hours 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Elementary)
- Before and After School Care Hours: (included in tuition)
- Morning: 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
- Afternoon: 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
When are classes in session?
Our school year runs approximately ten months, from the second week of August to the end of May. We also offer two month-long summer camps, in June and July respectively, which are optional and require a separate registration form to enroll. To participate in the summer camps, new students must be enrolled for the following school year as well.
What is the tuition?
The school year tuition is $700 per month for primary and elementary programs. The summer camps are also $700 per month for primary and elementary, but are optional. For more information about tuition and fees, please visit our Prospective Families page.
How are the classes structured?
The school houses two Primary classrooms, for ages 3-6, and one elementary class for students ages 6-9, or the equivalent of first through third grade.
The Montessori Infant & Toddler School next door offers programs for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Please visit www.montessoriinfantandtoddlerschool.com for more information on our programs for infants & toddlers.
What is the student to teacher ratio?
On average in our primary program, we have a 12 to 1 student to teaching staff ratio, with one teacher and one or more assistants per classroom, and a maximum class size of 24 students. Our elementary class has a class size of 10 with one teacher.
Can the school be toured?
Yes! We love for parents to visit and see our school. Please call (254) 771-1116 to schedule a tour. We usually ask parents to visit around 9:30 in the morning, as this time provides the best opportunity to see the children in action, working on lessons and projects.
What does the enrollment process involve?
The initial step will involve filling out an application and submitting a $100 non-refundable application fee. We will then schedule an assessment for the child, usually between 2:30 and 3:00 in the afternoon. A $100 nonrefundable assessment fee will be due at the time of the assessment.
The assessment will allow the staff to determine where the child is at developmentally, and in which classroom they should be placed. After the assessment, we will provide a registration packet with all required forms, as well as a parent handbook. We will also schedule two one-hour visits, where the child will have a chance to interact with the students and become more familiar with the classroom environment. During the first visit, the parent will submit the registration forms and receive an enrollment contract. The completed contract and all remaining initial fees will be due at the time of the second visit, and then the child will be fully enrolled and ready to begin at The Montessori Schools of Central Texas.