About Montessori School of Fort Worth

Joy and LaverneIn 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 the elementary years during the 1990s then added Middle School in 2013 so Montessori School currently more fully describes our campus. Montessori School has successfully served many Fort Worth families with alumni attendance growing each year. Each of our classrooms is 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 environment, both inside and outside, is carefully prepared to enhance learning with age appropriate activities that reflect the real world. The prime importance of MCH 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 curriculum 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 allows 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.