Welcome Message from Our Director
"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child."
~Dr. Maria Montessori
As the Director at The Foundations Montessori, I would like to welcome you to our wonderful school community. My name is Saima Nabeel and I have over 20 years of experience as a Montessorian.
During my journey, I have worked with leading Montessori schools, within and outside of the United States, in a variety of roles ranging from a teacher, team leader and a mentor. Prior to starting my professional career, I completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Additionally, I am AMS Montessori certified, have a Cache 3 Qualification for Early Childhood Education and am a credentialed Director with the Childcare Council of Greater Houston.
Over the past few years, TFM has built a strong reputation and is committed to providing exemplary education to its students. Our endeavor for continuous improvement is highlighted by our focus towards acquiring AMS accreditation.
The hallmarks of an authentic Montessori school include the core areas of practical life, sensorial, mathematics, language, science, cultural studies and a focus on general etiquette such as grace and courtesy. We offer outdoor activities such as morning yoga and gardening, to allow the children to explore the world around them. Through various programs such as Kids for Peace, we develop a strong respect for cultural diversity, community and the environment.
At TFM, we believe in creating a strong partnership between parents and teachers to provide a holistic environment for the child’s development. I look forward to meeting you at our parent curriculum nights, and several other events at school.
I am proud to be a part of the TFM family. I am positive that through a collaborative effort, we will continue to create wonderful and wholesome learning experiences for the children.
Ms. Saima Nabeel
Established in November 2016, we are an American Montessori Society (AMS) recognized school, on the pathway to accreditation. We follow the guidelines of the AMS to establish our curriculum, our programs, teacher training, and policies.
Inspired by the philosophy of Dr Maria Montessori, we strive to create strong foundations for life, for each child in our care.
Our goal is to help nurture children to be compassionate, independent, caring individuals who will be our future citizens and leaders. We believe that with an enriched environment and personalized education, each child can be lovingly encouraged to achieve and grow to their fullest potential.
School Hours: 6:30am-6:30pm
Covid hours 7am-6pm
Infants: 3 -12 months
Toddler: 13 - 16 months
Transition Toddler:17-36 months
Primary PreK & Kinder: 3-6 yr
Before and After School (Elementary School age)
Summer/Spring Break camps
We follow the Montessori method and philosophy of education.
Well prepared classroom environments with quality natural materials, fostering independence and a love for learning
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"Mrs. Krupa is a great teacher. My son learned how to read 3 letter words and was able to recognize the states on a map at the age of 3 when he was in her class. Everyone at this school is really nice. They take good care of the kids. Highly recommend!"
In house Nutrition Program
Low Student : Teacher ratio
Small group sizes
Large Indoor Gym
Vegetable & Butterfly garden
Outdoor picnic spaces
Our Beautiful Outdoors
"We enrolled our 11 months old daughter on the opening day of TFM. We could not be happier with TFM! She learns so much and it’s thrilling to see her grow in such a nourishing environment. The TFM staff is incredibly passionate, loving, knowledgeable and professional."
The Foundations Montessori is full member of the American Montessori Society.
March 15-19th 2021
TFM will remain OPEN for our students enrolled in the full day program (7am-6pm)
How we are handling the Pandemic
We are conveniently located in Aliana, Richmond, close to Sugarland & Katy with quick access to Hwy 99, Hwy 90, Westpark Tollway
Kids for Peace - We are a local chapter of this global organization
Soccer Shots, Dance, Music, Gymnastics
Languages: Spanish, French, Urdu, Hindi
Audrey Brown reviewed The Foundations Montessori 5 star
10 October 2018
"I have loved every part of Foundations Montessori for my two girls. I’m a very picky mom, as most are, and have always felt so comfortable leaving my girls here each day. Ms. Farkahnda cared for my oldest in a way that will forever be in my heart. She went to kindergarten very well prepared, making it an easy transition. On another note, one of my daughters has very severe food allergies (epi pen) and the school has always been able to accommodate this."
APRIL 2nd 2021
TFM will remain OPEN as a make up day
Our Directors and team of dedicated teachers are passionate about education and care to all the children. Our lead teachers are trained and certified in the Montessori method.
APRIL 1st 2021
TFM internal event for students only
Accreditation and Affiliations
American Montessori Society
The Foundations Montessori is a recognized member of AMS. This membership gives us opportunities for training our teachers, networking and enhancing our curriculum with peer interaction and conferences. We have developed our curriculum and classrooms based on the guidelines offered by AMS. Schools are eligible to apply for accreditation after being open for 3 years and meeting all the high standards of AMS. We are on the pathway to accreditation.
Kids for Peace
TFM is a local chapter of a global organization Kids For Peace. Kids for Peace is 501(c)(3). TFM students have participated in many activities educating young minds on peace, harmony, the spirit of sharing and caring.
Lids Eagletowers recommends The Foundations Montessori.
20 November 2018.
"TFM is an excellent place for kids to learn and grow. During our initial visit at TFM we immediately fell in love with the school and Alice with Mrs. Salma. Thank you, Mrs. Salma, for being a very efficient teacher and for teaching Alice how to read and write, and much more. Perfect teachers are hard to find but, TFM has them all!"
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