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)
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
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1999

Student Body

Total Students203 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
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
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorLynette Engelke
Admissions AssociateLinda Martin


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


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 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
    3.7 PK-6
  • Arlington
    Grades: PK-12 | 870 students
    2.3 miles
    5900 West Pioneer Parkway
    Arlington, TX 76013
    2.3 PK-12
  • Dallas
    Alcuin School
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    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-12 | 589 students
    25.5 miles
    6144 Churchill Way
    Dallas, TX 75230
    25.5 PK-12
  • Dallas
    Grades: NS-6 | 89 students
    25.1 miles
    6464 E. Lovers Lane
    Dallas, TX 75214
    25.1 NS-6
  • Fort Worth
    Grades: NS-8 | 204 students
    15.5 miles
    3420 Clayton Rd E
    Fort Worth, TX 76116
    15.5 NS-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (21 reviews)
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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