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Montessori Private School Arlington TX | Preparing children for life, not just the next test. | Infants studying each other's face in our infant classroom.

What do we do?

Children at TMA thrive both in our indoor and outdoor classrooms. Curiosity about the world drives them to learn more and we provide the materials and the environment for them to live up to their full potential.  Our committed professionals foster a child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being utilizing Montessori principles which lead children to become enthusiastic, intrinsically motivated learners.

How do we do it?

Children in our Montessori classrooms work with specially designed learning materials, manipulating and investigating them to master the lessons they embody. Children use real objects and actions to translate abstract ideas into concrete form. Learning happens through purposeful activity.

Who do we serve?

Children from 6 weeks through 6th grade

 Why do we do it?

We want to prepare children for life, not just the next test. The portrait of a TMA graduate is:

  • A moral being who is responsible and accountable for his/her actions
  • A confident, competent learner who is academically prepared, independent, intrinsically motivated and autonomous
  • A critical and creative thinker and problem-solver
  • A socially responsible, compassionate peacemaker who is able to handle external authority
  • A protector of the environment and its resources
  • A respecter of all persons, and
  • A productive, caring community citizen

What should you do?

Request a visit to see our unique learning environment for yourself.

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Early Childhood Multiplication Board
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Elementary and Early Childhood Reading Buddies
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Early Childhood Cards and Counters
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Elementary Planting a Tree in the Wildscape
Infant Peer Interactions
Infant Peer Interactions
Early Childhood Outdoor Fun

At A Glance

Our Global Community

With students and staff members representing more than 20 countries, we consider TMA to be a small-scale global community.

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Outdoor Learning
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Outdoor Classroom

Students can choose to work with Montessori materials in the classroom courtyards or practice natural gross motor movements, such as balancing on a beam or walking a labyrinth.

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Wildscape

Students have many opportunities to explore our 5-acre wildscape, learning about plants, insects, and other wildlife who visit this wondrous space.

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Gardening and Animal Care

Our students fully engage in caring for our pig, Rufus, and our chickens on a daily basis. Students are also active participants in planting, maintaining, and growing fruits and vegetables in our gardens.

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Highly Committed Teachers, The Montessori Academy of Arlington, Private School Arlington TX
Highly committed teachers
29% of our teachers are in their second decade of service at TMA.
Highly Committed Teachers, The Montessori Academy of Arlington, Private School Arlington TX
Highly Committed Teachers
Average tenure of lead classroom teachers at TMA is 8 years.
Highly Committed Teachers, The Montessori Academy of Arlington, Private School Arlington TX
Highly Committed Teachers
29% of our lead teachers have worked at TMA for more than 10 years, 21% have worked here between 5-10 years, 36% have 3-4 years of tenure, and only 14% have worked at TMA for less than 3 years.
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1 of 3 AMS Accredited schools in DFW, The Montessori Academy of Arlington, Private School Arlington TX
Accreditation

TMA is fully accredited by the American Montessori Society. We are 1 of only 3 fully accredited schools in the DFW area. There are only 8 schools in Texas that hold this level of accreditation.

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Parent-Teacher-Child Triangle

Through the collaboration between Parent, Teachers, and Children, individual development is encouraged and fostered.

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Year Round

Students from 6 weeks to 6th grade can enroll for a year-round option, or choose a traditional 10-month school year.

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Elementary Program, The Montessori Academy of Arlington, Private School Arlington TX
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Early Childhood Outdoor Work

How to Apply

4 EASY STEPS TO ADMISSION

Our admissions team will lead you through the entire process to answer your questions and provide all the information you need so your family can make an informed decision about whether TMA is the right choice for your child and your family. We understand that choosing the right school is an extremely important decision and we will be here to guide you through the decision-making process.

Visit TMA

Visiting TMA will provide the opportunity for you to observe students engaged in their daily work cycle. The visit typically lasts 30 minutes to an hour and will be scheduled weekday mornings at 9:00 am.

Schedule a Visit or call (817) 274-1548

Apply Online

Complete an Online Application and submit $300 Application Fee, which will guarantee a space in the wait pool. A 3-day classroom evaluation will be scheduled for students applying for a space in the Elementary program.

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Meet with Head of School

During the 1½ hour meeting, “fit and match” between the family’s expectations for their child and TMA’s vision is explored and information about the classroom evaluation (if applicable) and a detailed tuition payment schedule will be discussed.

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Complete Online Enrollment

Upon acceptance to TMA, the enrollment process begins with a contract being offered by the Head of School. The Application Fee becomes non-refundable after we receive your contract. Once we have received your online enrollment and first tuition payment, your enrollment is complete.

The Montessori Academy will not discriminate against any student or applicant for enrollment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, or disability.

The following priorities are observed in determining admission:

  • Classroom space availability
  • Currently enrolled students
  • Siblings of currently enrolled students
  • Balancing of ages and genders in each classroom
  • Transfers from other Montessori schools
  • Date of application
  • Student evaluation

If classes are full, prospective students will be placed in a wait pool. Returning students will be given priority over new students in the wait pool. The Head of School makes the final decision regarding student enrollment and class placement. Parents will be notified regarding their child’s admission status and class placement.

If you have further questions, please call or text our office at (817) 274-1548 or send us an email.