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Northwood Montessori School

Private | PK-1 | 78 students

Northwood Montessori School is best known for focusing on the whole child.


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $103,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $790.

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Posted September 29, 2012

This school may be Houston's best kept secret. I've actually researched where the kids have gone on to school after attending Northwood and it's amazing. The children are not only getting into Houston's top private schools but are THE top students there! At public schools, the kids are getting into GT programs and AP classes. Northwood parents are repeatedly told that their kids are way ahead. The children's academics are excellent, but even better the kids come out as well-rounded little individuals. This school is not to be missed. Much of enrollment is done simply by word of mouth. The school is off of urban FM1960, but its street, Welcome Lane is just that. Once there, you'll see the butterflty garden at the entrance. The classrooms all have birds and fish and plants inside. The playground is expansive with trees and flowers. There's a full playground and a track to ride trikes. I'm a parent grateful that I found this place for my two kids. The non-profit school is one of only 4 true, AMI Montessori schools in the state. It is accredited and rigorously tested each year. The teachers have been there for ten plus years. As you can tell, I did my research. This is the place.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 22, 2012

My son is a current student here. The teachers and helpers are wonderful and caring. Even the parents are extremely involved in this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 15, 2012

Wonderful location, staff and curriculum. My daughter is a current student at Northwood and has been there for the last three years. It's an absolutely wonderful place with caring staff and excellent academics. My daughter has blossomed during her time there and I'm so very sad that we'll have to find a different school next year since they only go through first grade. Highly recommend!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 7, 2012

My sone went there for a 8 months until we had to move out of the city. The school is PHENOMENAL. The teachers are so caring and nurturing. The older children were so thoughtful which was a result of their experience at Northwood. My child was the youngest in the class and I was amazed at how caring the older children were towards him. The ambience is serene and natural beauty. I have not been able to find a school that is as good as Northwood.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 25, 2008

Both of our children have been attending since 2.5 years old. I had visited all the montessori schools in the Northwest area before choosing Northwood. The minute I walked into a classroom to observe, I knew it was the right place for us. The environment is nuturing, peaceful, respectful, and individualized. Every child works at their own pace. You stay with the same teacher and classroom each year, so there is continuity and a chance for the older children to help their younger peers. In addition to the outstanding academics, the children learn manners and self-discipline. The teachers and staff are wonderful! Northwood is so successful due to the cohesive community of teachers, staff, parents, and children. My children also attend the home environment room for after school care. It's as well run as the classrooms with a more related environment of quality educational toys, spanish lessons, and no TV!
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Posted August 18, 2008

Both our kids went to this school. It offers a very nurturing environment without sacrificing discipline. The teaching and administrative staff are highly dedicated and very involved. The school's setting at the end of a quiet lane is ideal for young minds; the school has been a secure and loving place for our kids. Despite having graduated a few years ago, our older child still loves to visit Northwood Montessori and spend his off day there. Kudos to the board and staff for their hard work!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 11, 2006

A great school for any child beginning to learn. A perfect school to build a strong base for the future. My son graduated from here in May 2005 and currently my daughter is attending this school. Highly recommend this school to any parent
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Posted June 7, 2006

We graduated four children from Northwood Montessori School. It has been a blessing in our children's lives, from the child-centered, wonderful curriculum, to the caring teachers and assistants, to the Home Environment Room for children who need before- and after-school care. Placing our children here for their formative pre-school through first grades years was one of the best decisions my husband and I made in their young lives, impacting their development as caring and responsible youngsters, and planting a love of learning and academic proficiency. The respect the teachers show for the students is returned 100-fold to the teachers and fellow students. There is support for parents who wish to learn parenting skills, and the school relies upon a cooperative relationship with parents, who contribute time based on opportunity and some minimum expectations. One morning observation session at this wonderful place brought us here; the unbelievably great experience brought us back.
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Posted September 29, 2005

Intuive,interactiveand responsible.One of the best choices I've made, to have sent 2 of my 3 kids. Planning on sending my 3rd one. Truly a very rewarding education administered at a very tangible and interactive level.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 13, 2005

Excellent school. The teachers are wonderful and the atmosphere is great. They allow the children to work at their own pace, which helps some to catch up and others to be advanced.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 38% 31%
Hispanic 33% 51%
Asian or Pacific Islander 19% 4%
Black 10% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
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School basics

  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Nonsectarian
  • AMI


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None


Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • None
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Playground
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$4000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
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14901 Welcome Lane
Houston, TX 77014
Phone: (281) 444-9433


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