SCHOOL
of
the
WOODS
MONTESSORI EDUCATION
1321 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055

Celebrating 55 Years
of Learning!

1962 - 2017

American
Montessori
Society (AMS)
Full
Member
School
     

Program
Classes
Performing Arts
Athletics

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American Montessori
Society (AMS)

Full Member School

 

DYNAMIC

INTERACTIVE

LEARNING

IN A PROVEN MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT

  • developmentally responsive

  • personalized curriculum

  • cooperative relationships

  • rich variety of experiences

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

  • Dance (ages 2 1/2-18)

  • Gymnastics (ages 2 1/2-9)

  • Before & After School Class (ages 6-15)

  • Before & After School Tutorial (ages 9-15)

  • Instrumental Music Classes (ages 9-15)

  • Summer School (ages 2 1/2-15)

  • Summer Theater Arts (ages 7-15)

 

THE UNIQUENESS OF SCHOOL OF THE WOODS

School of the Woods develops life-long learners. Children experience success as they flourish in surroundings of respect and concern. The staff of certified Montessori teachers respects each child's uniqueness and plans the progress of each student in accordance with the needs, interest and abilities of the student. Individual readiness determines the introduction of new materials, and the teacher serves as a resource, guide and helper as he/she sensitively interacts in the child's adventure toward life-long learning.

School of the Woods, an American Montessori Society affiliate, integrates contemporary materials and methods with Montessori education in the classroom environment. A rich variety of "hands on" activities in the early childhood years enhances the growth of each child. The elementary, upper elementary, middle and high school classes extend experiences at each successive level and offer truly unique programs of interdisciplinary learning and real-life applications.

THE MONTESSORI EXPERIENCE

Dr. Maria Montessori designed this educational system to express her philosophy of child development. Modern research strongly supports her theory that children learn through their interactions with the objects and people in their environment. The choice of classroom materials and cooperative activities reflect this learning concept. Experiences of the student are, therefore, developmentally appropriate and form the foundation for critical thinking skills and for understanding abstract ideas.

THE ADVANTAGES OF CROSS-AGE LEARNING

Cooperative experiences in cross-age groupings are a natural part of the Montessori classroom environment. Dr. Montessori's belief that a mixed age group enhances the child's learning experience finds increasing support in current research. Studies show that younger children in the group gain through their observations of and interactions with the older child's advanced skills. Additionally, the older children restructure and solidify their acquired understanding as they participate with the younger ones.

 

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   School of the Woods
 
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
The School of the Woods, a Montessori school, admits students of any race, color, national & ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs & activities, generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national & ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship & loan programs & athletic & other school administered programs.