Frequently Asked Questions

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”~Maria Montessori

Q. What ages does Meadow Montessori School teach?

A. We teach infants through kindergarten, ages 3 months to 6 years old. We also offer before and after school care for ages 5-12 years.
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Q. How will Meadow Montessori School prepare my child for middle and high school?

A. Montessori teaches independence, critical thinking skills, and self-motivation. The mixed age range in classrooms teaches children to work with people of all ages. As our students become older, they’ll take on leadership roles in the classroom.
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Q. How does Meadow Montessori School differ from than any other kindergarten in Richmond?

A. Meadow Montessori is a private kindergarten with a low student/teacher ratio, which ensures our Montessori curriculum being individualized. Our students are never bored waiting for other children to catch up, and never left behind if they need more time to truly understand a new concept.
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Q. How does Meadow Montessori School rank among any other Montessori school in Richmond?

A. This newest facility is backed by 21 years of experience coming from our original Sugar Land location, and our teachers are all Montessori-certified.
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Q. Does Meadow Montessori School provide daycare services?

A. While we do not provide daycare services, we do provide exceptional care and education that is specially formulated for infants, toddlers, and children ages 5-12.
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Q. How is Meadow Montessori School different from any other daycare in Richmond?

A. More than a daycare, we have a curriculum that teaches students in different areas.
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Q. Can students transfer to Meadow Montessori School in the middle of the school year?

A. Yes! Since the curriculum is individualized, new students can join at any time.
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Q. Is there an interview process for new families and children at Meadow Montessori School?

A. For our 3-6-year-old students, there is a classroom observation. The child visits the classroom for half an hour so that we can evaluate their school-readiness.
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Q. Why should I choose a Montessori private school in Richmond as opposed to a public school?

A. A Montessori private school provides developmentally appropriate learning activities designed to develop the whole child, not just intellectually, but socially and emotionally as well.
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Q. What extracurricular activities does Meadow Montessori offer?

A. We offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities that promote the development of the whole child, including computer, basketball, activities boosting creativity, and more!
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Q. Do you provide transportation to and from Meadow Montessori School? What areas?

A. We bus before and after school children from Adolphus Elementary, Oakland Elementary, and Pecan Grove Elementary.
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Q. Do you provide a Montessori after-school program?

A. Yes! We provide a Montessori after-school program! We offer a safe, enriching, and exciting environment for children ages 5-12 years.
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Q. Does Meadow Montessori School offer a physical education program?

A. Yes, Meadow Montessori does offer a physical education (P.E.) program. Our Montessori program is designed to encourage your child to engage in a healthy living.
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Q. I would like to visit your school. Do I need to schedule a tour?

A. We prefer that you schedule a tour with us by calling 281-232-4444, or by visiting our website home page and clicking the “Take a Tour” button. We offer tours between the hours of 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM. If those hours do not work for you, please call and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.
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Q. I love your school and would like my child to join as soon as possible. What do I need?

A. Wonderful! Since Montessori offers an individualized learning program, a child may enroll anytime during the year. As vacancies occur during the year, they will be filled from the waiting list. To be placed on the waiting list, all enrollment forms, registration, and security fees must be submitted.

Providing we have a space available, we require the following in order for your child to start school:

  • Enrollment application completed
  • Immunization record
  • Statement of Health signed by your child’s pediatrician
  • Emergency card completed
  • Copy of both parent’s driver license
  • Tuition and Policies Agreement signed by both parents
  • Security Deposit paid in full
  • Registration fee paid in full
  • Monthly tuition paid (will be prorated if starting later in the month)

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Q. I see that tuition is monthly; however, some months have 3 weeks and others 5 weeks. Will my tuition vary?

A. Our tuition is an annual amount divided into 9 equal payments for your convenience. Monthly tuition does not vary according to the number of school days in any particular month; all school holidays have been factored into the annual tuition. Tuition will not be prorated if your child does not attend school due to sickness or vacation.
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Q. If my family takes a vacation during the school year (end of August through May), do I still have to pay the same tuition?

A. Yes. Meadow Montessori is a school and the tuition is based on the 9-month school year.
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Q. What if someone other than a parent will pick up my child?

A. Complete the pickup form that is located on the front desk for that day. The adult picking up your child will need to provide a valid photo ID. Anyone you place on the authorized pick up list on your child’s emergency card has your permission to pick your child up at any time.
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Q. If my child is sent home with a fever, may I bring my child back the next day?

A. No. Your child must be free of fever, without fever-reducing medication (ex: Tylenol), for 24 hours before returning to school.
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Q. Why can’t I bring my child to school anytime I want?

A. You may, but children arriving after the classes start (8:30 AM) will miss significant classroom instruction. Progress in academic as well as other areas can suffer.
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Q. I want to know how my child is doing. Can I chat with the teacher in the morning?

A. Your child’s teacher is responsible for all her children each morning, and individual discussions with parents in the morning can take her attention away from the children. Leave a message with the director or office staff, and the teacher can call you during her daily planning time. A conference can be scheduled for you anytime. Parent-teacher conferences are held twice a year.
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Q. When can I schedule a parent-teacher meeting?

A. You can schedule a parent-teacher meeting at any time. The best time to schedule a meeting is in the afternoon, once classes and activities are completed for the day.
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