The Foundations Montessori is recognized member of the American Montessori Society.

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

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Kinder_TEKS_0819.pdf


What is vertical grouping in a Montessori environment?

Children of a wider age range are grouped together in a Montessori environment to allow peer interaction, leadership development and a family-like classroom community. For example, our toddler age group may range from 16 months – 36 months. Learning from peer is helpful as children observe routines in the classroom and build a desire to follow.

A 5-year-old child in a classroom of age group 3-6 years many seem ready and capable of moving into a new classroom, however, he is building on the important skill of leadership. This child takes great pride in completing duties assigned, in working in a group with peer. He will build stronger self esteem by mentoring a friend. This will do wonders for him as he ventures out into public school.

Do you assist with toilet training?

Yes in the age group 18 months -3 years, our teachers will introduce the concepts of toilet training and will guide parents on supplies needed and suggest the same routine for home.

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. 

Does my 3 year old have to be potty trained before enrolling at TFM? 

Yes, to be enrolled in our Pre-Primary classrooms, a child must be completely toilet trained and able to use the restroom independently. 

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. Parents may opt to send meals from home.

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.