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My daughter attends a Montessori school locally, but we are planning to move to Texas within the next few years. DD will be 2 next month, and she is absolutely thriving in her environment. One of the only misgivings I have about moving is that we adore her school.<br><br>
I would love some reassurance that there are some great Montessori schools in San Antonio! I know that there are some long waiting lists. I hope to avoid this by speaking to the school about transitioning and getting on a waiting list now. Looking at the tuition, it's not much more than what we pay now, so cost isn't an issure.<br><br>
Not quite sure how I feel about uniforms. Currently, DD has spirit day on Fridays where they all wear their litte matching school t-shirts (ultra-cute, hehe). I don't think I would mind, but it might be easier, too.<br><br>
If anyone has any information, I would love to hear it. Thanks!
 

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Hey how far is San Antonio from Austin?? The Austin Montessori School seems awesome (website and a book by one of the founders, Donna Bryant Goetz??I think...it's Saturday night and have just come back from dinner and 2 glasses of wine w/ Dh and DDs) . I have been so impressed by this school (and Austin too!) that am pressuring my boss to leave our scruddly university in Ohio that is abusing us to Austin, where apparently the U of T is going to open a med school soon. Now, how cool would that be??<br><br>
Seriously though, maybe the Austin Montessori folks can steer you in the right direction for San Antonio Montessori schools! It's worth a try. Keep us posted!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Hi...I am a montessori teacher that moved to the San Antonio/Boerne area two years ago. There is really not a lot of Montessori schools here in this area but i would say that the two that are most well known are Judson Montessori and Hill Country Montessori. Hill Country does have a strict Uniform policy...even for their teachers. How old is your daughter? There is a new school that is currently being built called Tarrybank Montessori. There web address is <a href="http://www.tarrybankkids.com" target="_blank">www.tarrybankkids.com</a>. I just left from talking to her actually and am thinking of working there. Feel free to pm me if you would like to know more.
 

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San Antonio Country Day school Montessori is in NE San Antonio & Is FABULOUS very small and very close knit - The Head Mistress is great as our the teachers. The boys I use to Nanny for attended there for years & we are still debating if E should go this year or next (Mamas not ready) No uniforms but character clothes are discouraged as well.
 

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My only concern when I visited San Antonio Country Day School was that the classes were not multi age. I think that is a major strike against them. On the other hand, they have farm animals....<br><br>
I love, love, love, LOVE Child Montessori School. They are more north central, off of Huebner/ Northwest Military. The director is absolutely phenomenal. They are smaller, have a great toddler/ 2 yr old program, lots of bilingual students (and one bilingual Spanish primary class, the other primary class is English only and has a lot of kids who speak languages other than Spanish or English at home), and are very relaxed while still being very Montessori-y. Also, the director of Child Montessori is an AP mama herself who nursed her son until he was three and a half. She's very into listening to your instincts about your child and school. They have an awesome music program and are more flexible about transitioning a new child to school than many other Montessori schools are.<br><br>
The other Montessori school I think is very good is St. Paul's Episcopal Montessori, downtown.
 

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Thank you for all of the replies. So far, I think most of you have touched on the schools I've been looking at. The only one to respond to me so far is this one:<br><a href="http://www.montessoriearthschool.com/" target="_blank">http://www.montessoriearthschool.com/</a><br><br>
There isn't much more information on the site, but the directress responded to my contact request almost immediately. Not sure if that's a bad sign or a good one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We are considering living in New Braunfels as well, and my aunt knows the doctor who is starting one there soon. I'm hoping this all works out well for us. Wish us luck!<br><br>
The Tarry Banks school sounds really neat, but I think DD will be already be 3 when we move, and I'd hate to transition her twice. The Judson website really caught my eye. They had so much information available that I haven't even contacted them yet for tuition pricing!<br><br>
I hope that I get to meet some other parents. We are pretty involved in DD's schooling here, but most of the parents are working parents so it's just a quick hello/goodbye on the way in and out.<br><br>
Thanks all so much for your replies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Judson is quite, quite pricey. It has a reputation as quite a good school, but very very preppy. Someone described it as, "Don't try to even talk to them on the phone unless you are wearing heels and pearls and designer clothes. They'll be able to tell."<br><br>
I have some friends whose children attend Montessori Earth School. It's kinda a weird school bc the director is a certified Montessori teacher but none of the teachers are. So it has a Montessori name and some trappings, but it's not really a Montessori school, ya know? They are big into all the kids of a certain age doing certain things at the same time and pushing the high level academics. Want all the four yr olds to label all the states on a map, for instance, at the same time, to put on a bulletin board. But my friends are pretty happy with the school.<br><br>
This is a hard time of yr to contact folks bc so many of the schools are small and insanely busy, you know? In a couple weeks things will settle down a bit and I bet you'll get more responses. Good luck!
 

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Kriterion Montessori - <a href="http://www.kriterion.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.kriterion.com/index.html</a>
 
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