Admissions

Admissions Process

We appreciate that you are considering Austin Montessori School for your child and your family.  Choosing a school that complements and supports your family’s values plays an integral part in your child’s development as a citizen of the world.

The Admissions Process at Austin Montessori School is designed to provide parents with pertinent information about the programs our school has to offer from infancy through early adolescence.  The School Showings and Prospective Parent Presentations outlined below are filled with valuable information regarding both Montessori philosophy and pedagogy, as well as early childhood development.

Admissions Process for Children Aged 18 months - 6 years

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  • 1. Attend a School Showing

    School Showings offer an overview of the Montessori Method and are an excellent opportunity to learn about Austin Montessori School. Showings are held from September through May.  School Showings are for adults only, but infants in arms are welcome to attend.
  • 2. Schedule a Classroom Observation

    Once you have attended a School Showing, we invite you to schedule a classroom observation for either the north or south campus. Observations offer a window into the daily life of a classroom designed specifically to meet the needs of the young child.  Observations are for adults only. Please call 512-892-0253 ext. 22 or email admissions@austinmontessori.org to schedule an observation.
  • 3. Submit an Application

    Note: Please contact our Admissions Office at admissions@austinmontessori.org before submitting an application. 

    Once we have received an application, your child will be added to our waiting pool. Children are selected from the waiting pool based on a number of factors designed to create balance within the individual classroom communities. A non-refundable application fee of $100 is due with each application.  
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  • 4. Attend Prospective Parent Presentations

    Parents interested in learning more about Austin Montessori School and the Montessori approach are encouraged to attend two Prospective Parent Presentations.* Attendance at these presentations is taken into consideration when offering placement.

School Showings

School Showings - South Campus
Friday, September 13, 2019
or
Friday, October 18, 2019
or
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

9:00-11:00 am
5006 Sunset Trail
Austin, TX 78745


School Showings - North Campus
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
or
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

9:00-11:00 am
6819 Great Northern Blvd
Austin, TX 78757

Contact admissions@austinmontessori.org to register.  Please include your child's name and age and the number of expected attendees.

School Showings are for adults only.
 

Prospective Parent Presentations

Parents interested in learning more about Austin Montessori School and the Montessori approach are encouraged to attend two additional prospective parent presentations.  Attendance of these presentations is taken into consideration when offering placement. These presentations will be offered one time each semester and may be attended in any order.

Montessori Philosophy

Thursday, November 14, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 am
5006 Sunset Trail

Join us in discovering the astonishing characteristics of human development from infancy through early adulthood. Topics will include the Human Tendencies, the Four Planes of Development, the Absorbent Mind and the Sensitive Periods.


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At Home with Montessori

Friday, December 6, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 am
5006 Sunset Trail
Austin, TX 78745

Considering the young child’s need for belonging, as well as his or her ever-increasing capabilities and desire to contribute to family life, requires careful reflection on the part of the adults.  Each family is unique, and although Montessori principles incorporate the child’s point of view along with the adult’s, every family makes its own choices about how to make their home inviting to all members. Please join us as we explore some ways families may create a home in which all family members feel respected, supported and valued.


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