Can my child stay at a Montessori school through Kindergarten?
Yes, as per Texas education requirements a child is eligible to enter 1st grade at the age of 6. A child must turn 6 years of age on or before September 1st of the academic school year. A child may complete Pre-K and Kindergarten at a private school before enrolling in Grade 1.
At TFM we follow the guidelines for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten
What is AMS ?
AMS stands for American Montessori Society. A school may apply for the accreditation process. It takes 1-2 years to complete the entire process of application to accreditation. There are rigorous standards to be met in terms of curriculum, teacher accreditation, school set up and equipment etc.
TFM is currently on Step 4 of this 6 step process.
Why Doesn’t My Primary-Age Child Bring Their Work Home Everyday?
On any given day, your child has the opportunity to select his work. Our authentic Montessori environment at TFM provides many opportunities from which to choose. Children are presented lessons for a work and then given the opportunity to practice it themselves until they master it. The teacher records their progress as they practice and master a lesson. Children develop concentration through practice and repetition of a lesson. This can last a short period or span a few days, depending on its complexity. Your child is constantly working, observing, and learning in the room. It just may not be paper work that goes home frequently.
Do you provide meals at TFM?
Yes we have a full service kitchen with full time staff. Joining our meal plan is optional for an additional monthly fee. If you prefer to send meals from home, our staff may be given instructions on how to warm it up for serving.
Our meals are prepared fresh daily. We provide nutritional meals for breakfast and lunch. We provide organic milk, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables.
We do not serve Beef and pork. We do serve chicken, turkey, eggs and fish.
Vegetarian options are provided with each meal.
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