Welcome to the Montessori School of Fort Worth
In 1968, Montessori Children’s House was established as Fort Worth’s first Montessori school by two teachers, Joy Sheffield and La Verne Davis. The “Children’s House” grew to include elementary then middle school in 2013. Montessori School currently more fully describes our campus.
Montessori School has successfully served many Fort Worth families and the alumni attendance is growing each year. Each of our classrooms are equipped with a full complement of Montessori materials and all classrooms have teachers who have credentials from the American Montessori Society teacher education courses.
Our environments, both inside and outside, are carefully prepared to enhance learning with age appropriate activities that reflect the real world. The prime importance of MSFW is to foster confidence and to set the foundation for a positive self-image for the child as a learner.
Following the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, the child learns by doing. Dr. Montessori is considered by many to be one of history’s greatest educators. She designed materials and curricula to enable children to learn skills in steps, at levels they can master, and that correspond to their natural way of learning. The teachers nurture the inner attitude of respect and enthusiasm for learning. Children in a Montessori environment learn by doing as they choose work from many individualized learning materials. The multi-sensory Montessori materials provide experiences at a concrete level then progress toward abstraction by integrating complexity. Inherent in multi-age groupings are opportunities to learn from other students and to participate in cooperative projects. Interdependence rather than competition is encouraged to foster high self esteem.
A visit to Montessori School of Fort Worth will show you Montessori’s exciting approach to education in action. Please submit a tour request so we can arrange a time for you to visit. You are welcome to contact the office at 817.732.0252 to set up an appointment or for more information about our school.
“If you’re thinking of sending your loved one to a Montessori school then I recommend you do it. I made so many friends and had so many adventures there, it was truly the best childhood experience I could have had.”Lillian Young