From modest beginnings in 1967, Austin Montessori School has grown, under the direction of founder Donna Bryant Goertz, to be a thriving community of children, parents, faculty, and staff on three Austin campuses. Austin Montessori is internationally known in Montessori circles as an exemplary school, and it regularly hosts teachers-in-training and other Montessori professionals who come to observe or to attend workshops. Austin Montessori School is the oldest and largest Austin area school recognized by AMI. (AMI is the educational association founded by Maria Montessori and the only one endorsed by her.)
The faculty includes 20 AMI-trained professionals, and all 4 of the full time instructors at our Adolescent Community have completed the NAMTA Adolescent Orientation. The school strongly invests in their continuing education and personal development. This long-term commitment to staff development enriches the children’s experience in the classroom and contributes to an exceptionally low faculty turnover. In addition to AMI Montessori training credentials, guides in the Upper Elementary and Adolescent Community hold advanced degrees in disciplines ranging from anthropology to classics to computer science.
Austin Montessori provides an integrated, inclusive, highly personalized educational environment for children from 18 months to 15 years old. Individual classes are specially designed to meet the developmental needs of the age range they serve Austin Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nationality or ethnic origin with regard to hiring, admissions or in the administration of any of its programs.