The Montessori Academy

  • The Montessori Academy, in partnership with parents and community, is committed to providing an affordable, quality Montessori program for students of diverse abilities, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • We offer education programs for children beginning at 6 weeks through 6th grade.
  • We believe that children learn best when they are active participants in their own learning and are expected to work to their potential.
  • Students at TMA are in the process of becoming academic achievers with a love of learning, critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers who use technology as a tool, peacemakers, protectors of the environment and its resources, and responsible, productive and caring community citizens.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1981
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesWe offer the option of a 12-month school contract. Pricing is the same as the school year pricing. Elementary program also offers session options for summer camp. For details, see https://tmaonline.org/tma-programs/summer-camps/.
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1999

Student Body

Total Students203 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 39%
Students by GradeThe Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,500
Tuition Notes2018-19 Tuition varies from $8,500 to $14,760, depending on program. For details, see https://tmaonline.org/admissions/tuition-and-fees/.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions DirectorLynette Engelke
Admissions AssociateLinda Martin

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBallet, Dance, Martial Arts, SoccerBalletDance,
Martial ArtsSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Four Knights Chess Club, Lone Star Institute of Taekwondo, Stretch & Grow Ballet, The Outsiders Club, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Piano, Theater Arlington Drama and Creative Movement

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fury Soccer Academies

School Notes

  • Thank you for your interest in The Montessori Academy of Arlington. Please visit www.tmaonline.org to learn more about our school, community, and the Montessori philosophy of eduction. You can also schedule a visit to see, firsthand, how our programs prepare children to become productive and caring community citizens.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Arlington
    Childrens University
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-6 | 203 students
    3.7 miles
    4621 Park Springs Blvd
    Arlington, TX 76017
    (817)784-6655
    3.7 PK-6
    203
  • Arlington
    Grades: PK-12 | 870 students
    2.3 miles
    5900 West Pioneer Parkway
    Arlington, TX 76013
    (817)451-4994
    2.3 PK-12
    870
  • Dallas
    Alcuin School
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    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-12 | 589 students
    25.5 miles
    6144 Churchill Way
    Dallas, TX 75230
    (972)239-1745
    25.5 PK-12
    589
  • Dallas
    Grades: NS-6 | 89 students
    25.1 miles
    6464 E. Lovers Lane
    Dallas, TX 75214
    (214)821-9466
    25.1 NS-6
    89
  • Fort Worth
    Grades: NS-8 | 204 students
    15.5 miles
    3420 Clayton Rd E
    Fort Worth, TX 76116
    (817)732-0252
    15.5 NS-8
    204

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (34 reviews)
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Love the school! My wife and I moved here from a rural area with smaller day cares. We were concerned when we moved closer to the city that we would have trouble finding a daycare we liked, but instead we found our daughter a school we love. The teachers and staff are wonderful, the curriculum is remarkable, and we have enjoyed learning about the Montessori style of education. I recommend TMA to everyone that we meet, and it really helps that it is an accredited Montessori school.
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We love TMA and are thankful that our sweet little baby gets to go there. She has become so independent and curious; it`s so fun watching her grow each day. Her classroom allows her to explore her surroundings and become confident and independent in her day to day activities. My favorite part of the school is the outdoor space, I wish I had gone somewhere like this when I was her age! It`s mind blowing and I wouldn`t be able to describe it here well enough, you really just have to see for yourself. My only critcism is the time (8:30-3:30) which is hard to manage for working parents without the added cost of extended day. All in all, it`s a fantastic school and we love the care she is receiving.
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My daughter loves the school!
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My toddler is in her second year at TMA and she is really settling into the routine, as well as forming a comradery with her classmates and teachers. The sense of community is strong here, and I am amazed that my 2 year old takes so much care in everything she does, including cleaning up after herself! Her classroom also has a pet bunny that she is crazy about! TMA also offers parent development classes which have been very helpful for me. I couldn't ask for a better school!
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We love TMA. Our son has flourished there and as toddler, we know that he is getting a great foundation in practical life skills which will blend with academic skills as he demonstrates his readiness. All of the staff is wonderful and it is clear they are passionate about their students and Montessori methods.
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Our toddler is rapidly progressing at TMA. We are very impressed and satisfied with the teachers and staff. We are looking forward to sending our next child here.
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This is an amazing school! The teachers and staff are incredible! The school has a wildscape area where the kids play and explore. They learn to love and respect animals and the environment. I will recommend TMA to everyone looking not only for academic excellence but also to raise confident, creative, problem solving, compassionate and critical thinking children. We are extremely blessed to be part of the TMA family.
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TMA has been a wondering experience for my little one. She has shown so much improvement and growth in few months she has been at TMA.
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We have been very impressed with TMA. The entire staff is fully engaged with not only the students, but the parents. The focus is all encompassing - academics, life skills, social interactions and challenging them to rise to each new occasion. The communication and relationship we have developed with his teachers is remarkable. We would highly recommend TMA!
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We couldn`t ask for a better environment for our children. TMA allows for movement and engagement in various subjects that spark interest and excitement. Our boys love their teachers and we know that when we drop them off every morning that they are in the best hands!
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TMA has been an absolute blessing and the best possible for place for our family to grow. We started our now 6 year old there at 18 months, and our twin boys at age two. They are all independent, compassionate, and vibrant children that thrive on the environment that enables children to excel. The supportive, loving and caring staff treat your children like their own, and we truly feel this is a second family for our children. The teachers communicate so well, and the children have both an indoor and outdoor classroom that they move in and out of throughout the day. I see such amazing development in my children by virtue of the fact that they thrive on the prepared environment and wonderful staff that teaches them the sky is the limit - and at TMA it truly is.
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TMA has been an excellent school not only for my child but for our entire family. Her academic and personal growth has been incredible, and we couldn't be happier with the staff and leadership. We know that they are as invested in our child as we are.
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Our daughter who has been going for almost 1 year now and is enrolled in the early childhood program has really enjoyed the school. We are really pleased with the teachers and all of the staff. Our 2 year old also recently started.
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I highly recommend TMA for any family. It is an excellent choice to educate your child.
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We recommend TMA to everyone! It is a wonderful school, always clean, interaction between caregivers and children is amazing. My child is loved and cared for and we have had a wonderful experience!
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I love TMA. My daughter has just been with the school a few months and we have seen so many positive changes. She is more confident, curious, and happy! I would definitely recommend TMA!
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We love TMA school. My both sons attended/attending TMA and I have seen the positive growth in their emotional lives as well as academic life. We love the headmaster Ms.Dunbar as well as the teachers. Kids learn the educational stuffs with so much fun way. I would recommend this school to everyone and anyone out there who is looking for great enrichment school environment in their kids education.
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Where to begin? I could try to explain how great it is but until you arrive and see for yourself it would hold no weight. If you could imagine, in this delicate world, finding a school that manages to achieve discipline and learning in a positive environment served by caring givers that are educated and well placed then you might have an idea of what to expect.
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TMA is a wonderful school. The teachers are all very well trained and clearly love what they do. The classroom environments are miraculous and allow for the children to truly learn and grow. Sending my 6 week old to school was so difficult but TMA and the NIDO program made it so easy.
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This is an amazing school! From the Principal, to the office personnel and the incredible and caring teachers!The children not only grow academically but most importantly they learn critical thinking, leadership, and an incredible love for nature and the environment around them. TMA has its own wildscape where the kids play and explore.We are extremely blessed to be a part of the TMA family. I will recommend this school to everyone looking not only for excellence in academics but also to raise independent, confident, creative, compassionate, problem solving and critical thinking children.
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My daughter has been attending TMA since last September and we couldn`t be happier with our choice! I researched and visited several other schools and this is by far the most impressive on every level. The environment is warm, safe and inviting. There is ample outdoor space and opportunities to experience nature. The teachers are very experienced facilitators who understand how to be present for the children while allowing them independence. My 20 month old has grown leaps and bounds thanks to TMA, both socially and emotionally, and she loves it there too!
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TMA is a wonderful school with a great team of educators. The staff (from the teachers in the classroom to the head of school) are genuinely interested in the development of the children. The outdoor learning environment is unmatched. Phenomenal school!
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TMA is a wonderful school with an outstanding administrative team. The teachers care about the students and classroom management is amazing. Top notch!!!
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We love TMA! My son has been attending Tma for about 5 months now. And we have been very impressed with the school and the staff. This place is a hidden gem. The head of the school is wonderfull and very much involved in everything which is great! I couldn`t have ask for a better place to send my son!
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As parents we are picky to select the best education for our children and Montessori is a method that just makes sense to foster self learning. It was hard to find a good school that provide the method with quality and close to where we live and I am glad we found TMA that provides just that. Great teachers in there as well!
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Love this school and have recommended it to others. Love the diversity of students and ideas and the caring and supportive staff.
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Our family is very happy with our experience with TMA. The teachers and administrators are passionate and work hard to ensure each child has the opportunity to flourish (both socially and academically). We can't recommend this school enough!
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TMA shines beyond the classroom as students learn how to take care of a garden and animals. Out back is a series of trails that lead to a wooded area where the kids play, explore, and coexist with nature.
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Our son has been going to TMA for a year and a half now, and we love everything about the school! Each classroom has its own private courtyard, and the school has a large outdoor play area with a separate area for younger children, plus its own private wildscape that the children get to explore. I like that the teachers and TMA staff members take the time to know each child`s name and welcome them every morning as they walk into the school. I highly recommend TMA.
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I highly recommend TMA. The environment is very inviting. The teachers are very willing to customize your child's academic plan. There is an abundance of opportunities for enrichment and extracurricular activities. It is worth the money!
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TMA has given our son a wonderful school experience. He enjoys school each day and is provided with a rigorous education. The teachers genuinely care about each student. TMA has a wonderful, well-rounded approach to education.
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Our son has been in Montessori since he was 18 months old. Now that our son is in the 2nd grade, we moved to TMA to better balance the 'real world' with the nurturing application of Montessori. Our son is thriving under the fluid structure of the Montessori curriculum , while also learning the skills he will need when he moves to a more traditional education environment (homework, testing, etc.). TMA is a gem and the administration across the entire school is top notch.
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We love TMA! Our son has been attending for a year and a half now, and he has learned so much about himself, his peers, and his environment in such a short time. The school is beautiful, and the children get to experience an indoor/outdoor learning environment daily. The staff takes the time to learn each child`s name and welcome them into the school every morning. TMA goes above and beyond!
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We recommend TMA to everyone! It is a wonderful school, always clean, my child is loved and cared for and we have had a wonderful experience!
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