Frequently Asked Questions

1) WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL HOURS?

Pre-Primary Program (2 to 3 Years Old) 
Mornings:  8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Primary Program (3 to 6 Years Old)
Mornings:  8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Full Days:  8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Elementary Program (Grades 1 to 5)
Full Days:  8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Extended Care Programs
Before School:  7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
After School:    2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

2) WHAT ARE THE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS?
Prior to enrollment there are two school visits, the first by the parents alone, the second by the parents with their child. Parents wishing to visit the school without an appointment are welcome to tour school without their children but are not guaranteed that a staff member will be available to discuss their needs at that time. Please ring the bell upon arrival as our child safety initiatives specifically limit public access to the building during school hours. Parents are encouraged to contact us in advance for an appointment which will ensure a staff member will be free to meet with them.  Once a meeting is arranged, visitors are given a guided tour of the school’s classrooms and common spaces, along with information about our teaching methods, tuition fees and policies. This meeting is held without your child present. The second visit is to allow staff to interact with your child to determine readiness for our program. Admission from outside CHILD to the Elementary program generally requires that the child has attended a Montessori Primary program. We look forward to meeting your family and discussing how our unique environment will shape your child into a responsible, enthusiastic, and life-long learner.

3) HOW CAN I COMMUNICATE WITH MY CHILD'S TEACHER IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Formal Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled twice a year. You may also schedule a conference any time that you have questions or concerns. Open communication between you and your child’s teacher is vital to his/her success. Teachers are available to meet briefly with parents at the end of class on most days. Parents may always arrange an appointment at a time that is convenient for both the parents and teacher. Parents will be provided with progress reports twice per year.

4) IN EVENT OF BAD WEATHER, HOW DO I KNOW IF THE SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN?
CHILD Montessori follows the closure decisions of the Northeast Independent School District (NEISD). If closure of NEISD Elementary Schools is announced, CHILD Montessori School will also be closed.