San Antonio Country Day Montessori School

  • San Antonio Country Day Montessori School promotes academic excellence and helps students build a foundation on which to realize their full potential. The Montessori method facilitates independence, responsibility, problem solving, and an exceptional work ethic. Students develop confidence, competence, and character at Country Day Montessori School.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other Montessori association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based; Mild learning differences
Year Founded1983
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students147 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,000
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Admissions DirectorTara Zalewski


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Flag Football, SoccerBaseballBasketball,
Flag FootballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Robotics Team

School Notes

  • San Antonio Country Day Montessori School was founded to provide a rich and challenging Montessori environment for children, inspiring creativity, thought, expression, imagination, and scholarship.  Specifically, we help each student develop written, oral, and spontaneous communication skills.  We encourage and promote the development of confidence, independence, inner discipline, social, academic, and personal excellence.  The ultimate goal for each is to become a responsible, thinking, contributing member of society.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Antonio
    Grades: PK-12 | 604 students
    7.5 miles
    2216 NW Military Hwy
    San Antonio, TX 78213
    (210) 878-1000
    7.5 PK-12
  • San Antonio
    Child Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-5 | 120 students
    7.8 miles
    2829 Hunters Green St.
    San Antonio, TX 78231
    (210) 493-6550
    7.8 NS-5
  • San Antonio
    The Circle School
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    Alternative School
    Grades: NS-8 | 90 students
    8.7 miles
    217 Pershing Avenue
    San Antonio, TX 78209
    (210) 822-0461
    8.7 NS-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
The best investment I made in my children's education! My two sons attended SACDMS since the age of 3. Now successful adults in their late twenties, I attribute their achievements to their deep-rooted Montessori mind: they are so focused and inquisitive, and great problem solvers. The small class size and the personal attention they received from teachers gave them so much confidence. The fabulous outdoors (complete with barnyard) gave these city kids a lifelong respect for nature. Up to this day, they still refer to Country Day School as their childhood Happy Place. This school is a gem!
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There is something magical going on here, children are having fun learning! After a stagnant year with my child in public school we came to Country Day Montessori. Within one year my child is performing above grade level for his age. He is learning concepts and methods often overlooked by traditional state classroom settings. My son now writes in cursive, masters complex mathematics, and has acquired an appreciation for the fine arts. This is a school that is focused on tactile experience and real world applications as opposed to teaching to test well. I feel my child is learning to cope better with his environment due to understanding it, not being dictated to. The staff including Ms. Betty, Ms. Susan, Ms. Shaymlee, Ms. Shirin & Coach Jesse are amazing mentors to my son. I feel very lucky to have found this place.
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Excellent school! Caring teachers and staff. Tailored education for each student. I am so impressed with the life skills, academics, character development and leadership skills that my kids have learned there. I couldn't be happier that we have found this little gem.
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Both my daughters have THRIVED at Country Day Montessori School. The staff and the teachers know my children individually and cater to their specific needs and learning abilities. My eldest daughter (almost 14) was there for two years before she entered public middle school and has become quite the leader in her school activities and been able to handle multiple responsibilities at once. Because of San Antonio Country Day Montessori School, my eldest daughter has a global understanding of situations and has been exposed to a variety of cultures and differences. The Montessori Model UN program at the school really prepared her for her teenage years. My youngest daughter (now 8) has always been a strong willed child. However, in this Montessori program, she is cooperative, helpful and far surpasses my educational expectations. Her imagination is vivid and she is able to come up with witty comments, jokes and stories that most adults cannot comprehend. I have personally known my children's teachers, the staff and the director for over five years. They are kind, empathetic, nurturing, charming and lovely people. It's refreshing to find a school where they focus on a developmental, educational and learning experience rather than passing exams. If you are looking for a school that will fit your child's needs and help them blossom to their full potential, I urge you to visit this school and meet with the teachers and staff.
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After interviewing a few private schools, SACDMS stood out by far above the rest. My children continue to this day to receive a superior education here. The teaching methodology used here is more than work sheets and memorization but a hands-on comprehensive education that not only challenges each individual child, but nurtures them through the process of learning. I had one child falling behind in math in public school, but after only 1 week at SACDMS, his level of math comprehension elevated immediately and now he thrives. I can't imagine enrolling my kids anywhere's a quality education from quality educators.
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Great school with warm and experienced teachers knowledgeable in their fields. Art teacher, music teacher, and coach round out the curriculum well for the students. Students are encouraged to experiment and discover while learning responsibility and leadership skills.
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