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Montessori Program

Lake Ridge Elementary School offers Montessori programs for scholars ages 3 to 11 in multi-age classrooms. In addition to required learning, children gain independence through the Montessori curriculum at their own pace. 

Pre-K tuition costs $550 per month ($275 for current CHISD employees) or free for those who qualify. Kindergartners through fifth-graders attend for free. Choosing a Montessori program for your child has many benefits. Montessori is known for individually paced learning and fostering independence.

About the Montessori Method

The Montessori Method also encourages empathy, a passion for social justice, and a joy in lifelong learning. Given the freedom and support to question, to probe deeply, and to make connections, Montessori scholars become confident, enthusiastic, self-directed learners. They are able to think critically, work collaboratively, and act boldly—a skill set for the 21st century.

  • Multi-age classrooms encourage learning based on a child’s natural development.
  • Scholars learn at their own pace by choosing their own path with materials and experiences.
  • Scholars learn in a family-oriented, community-based environment with a caring staff.


The Montessori Classroom

As at all Montessori levels, the Elementary program is based on the belief that children learn best through movement and work with their hands, and provides cognitive, social, and emotional support to help them reach their full potential.
The five key areas of learning in the Montessori environment include: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Cultural.

Is Montessori right for your child?

  • Your child enjoys hands-on learning.

  • Your child has an interest in learning in a family- oriented and community-based environment.

  • Your child enjoys working independently.

  • Scholars must complete the online application.
  • Families must provide the required documentation:
    • Birth certificate
    • Prek Qualifying Document
    • Early Childhood/Primary Program Recommendation Form
  • Parents must attend 1 scheduled parent meeting prior.
  • Parents/scholar must complete a mandatory interview with school staff.