Children's Garden Montessori Academy

8565 Gratitude Tr
Plano, TX 75024
Tel: (972)334-0980
Grades: NS-3 | 108 students
Children's Garden Montessori Academy is a private preschool with campuses in Plano and Frisco.
CGMA offers nourishing care, safe environment and advanced academic curriculum using authentic Montessori philosophy for children 3 months to 6 yrs.
The facilities are located in convenient locations with spacious classrooms, equipped with Montessori material, huge indoor and out door play area, library and music halls.
All teachers are Montessori certified, experienced and passionate about teaching young children.
Nutritious snacks and hot lunches served.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-3
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 2003

Student Body

Total Students 108 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Children's Garden Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Navy pants and white shirts with school logo)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Monthly
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Robin Hinkler
Admissions Associate Savithri Krishnan


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, TennisBalletBasketball,
Indoor SoccerSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Piano, Music, Art, Foreign Language, Chess Piano, Music, Art, Chess, Foreign Language,

School Notes:

  • Offers authentic Montessori curriculum

  • Montessori Certified, experienced teachers
  • Nourishing Infant care for 3 months to 18 months
  • Montessori Toddler program for 18 months to 3 yrs
  • Montessori Primary program for 3 yrs to 6 yrs
  • Enrichment curriculum includes Chinese, Spanish, Music, Computer, Art/Craft, Gardening and cooking lessons
  • Extra curricular activities includes Soccer, Basketball, Martial arts, Piano, Art, Chess, Yoga, Dance and Computer
  • Enriched before school and after school programs
  • Open from 7 am - 6:30 pm M-F
  • Offers year around Montessori program
  • Huge indoor gym
  • Covered outdoor play ground
  • Offers spelling, reading and writing enrichment curriculum

Profile last updated: 01/29/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Legacy Christian Academy (3.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tlc Child Development Centers On Hedgcoxe (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Tlc Child Development Centers On Hedgcoxe (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Plano
    Grades: PK-KG | 100 students
    1 miles
    5200 Hedgcoxe Rd
    Plano, TX 75024
  • Plano
    Grades: K | 11 students
    1.1 miles
    5465 Legacy Dr
    Plano, TX 75024
  • Frisco
    Warren Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-3 | 174 students
    1.2 miles
    10247 Warren Pkwy
    Frisco, TX 75035
  • Plano
    Grades: NS-K | 81 students
    1.7 miles
    4660 Legacy Drive
    Plano, TX 75024
  • Plano
    Grades: PK-KG | 88 students
    1.8 miles
    6912 Ohio Dr
    Plano, TX 75024

School Reviews

Completely pleased with this school! I have a very busy preschooler, I'm a concerned and sometimes nervous parent yet this school has won me over completely! My priorities regarding my daughter going to school are: is she learning? is she safe? is she being taught manners and social skills? is she able to nap/rest? are they kind to her? is she happy? and I can say without a doubt that we are pleased and so is my daughter! We can pick any school in the area and I'm careful about who I recommend...I feel like more parents need to know about how wonderful this school is.
- Posted by Parent, 09/19/15
My son completed his KG in CGMA this year. The program offered by this school was outstanding. My son took his test in Language. The principal was amazed with his language skills. Facility is well maintained. Teachers are very friendly and dedicated. The Director of the school Mrs. Athirai is very committed and respond to our concern/suggestions at once. I would highly recommend any parent to visit CGMA, Plano.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/14
I am a parent of two children attending in Children''s Garden. My experience with the school is very positive. The academic program is outstanding with special instructions on Language Development, Spelling, Reading and Writing. My older child is now 4 and is very advanced in Math at 2nd grade level. Teachers are very experienced and knowledgeable. The facility is huge, well lighted and spacious. The school was showcased as Model School in International Montessori Conference in Dallas in 2014.
- Posted by Parent, 07/16/14

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