Just as each child is unique, each school has aspects that make it distinctive.

Founded in 1970, Montessori Children’s House and School (MCHS) is located on several acres of green, wooded land in the residential Lake Highlands neighborhood of Dallas.

The overall feel of the facility is a little bit of country in the heart of the city. Each of the two playground areas includes large meadows, giant sandboxes, and playground equipment specifically designed to develop different aspects of the child’s coordination and motor skills, all in lushly green, shaded outdoor areas.

  • Each classroom has its own landscaped courtyard that is designed to be an extension of the learning environment. The courtyards allow the children to take an active part in planting and maintaining the outdoor environment, as well as the chance simply to enjoy quiet contemplation of nature. Behind the school lies a nature trail that follows a curving path through local foliage, shrubs, and trees.
  • The school building has recently undergone a full renovation and expansion, with beautiful results. Great care has been taken in its construction to create a welcoming and attractive environment.
  • There are four Montessori classrooms for children ages 3 to 6 years, as well as a Before and After Care (BAC) program. The student population is remarkably diverse, and the school enjoys strong international and cultural diversity amongst its families and staff.
  • MCHS is proud to be accredited by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), which was founded by Dr. Maria Montessori to insure the authenticity of the Montessori educational approach.
  • MCHS is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit educational facility. It is incorporated as a separate entity and is not owned by any individual. A Board of Directors comprised entirely of dedicated volunteers is responsible for its governance and for overseeing the mission of the school—which is to provide the best possible Montessori education to our students.
  • Montessori Children’s House and School is truly a place where children can learn about the world through active, self-directed experience and academic study—a place where the Montessori philosophy and approach to education is fully established.

At a given moment a child becomes interested in a piece of work, showing it by the expression of his face, by his intense attention, by his perseverance in the same exercise. That child has set foot upon the road leading to discipline.

—Dr. Maria Montessori