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Spell Well Montessori School

Private | PK-4 | 175 students

Our School is best known for the student's Academic achievement

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $174,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,030.

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Posted August 21, 2014

Our school opened its doors in February 1984. We are the first Montessori school that started serving the young citizens in our community, and we are very greatful to our community of parents who have believed in us, and supported our efforts to provide the best education and care for their children. We have grown over the years , where we now are fully accredited to teach through 6th Grade. Our students become well rounded citizens, with Academic, Social and Emotional maturity.

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Posted August 25, 2014

My daughter attended Spell Well for 4 years and the school is magnificent. The environment was safe and the curriculum was exceptional. Their motto of "teaching with love" is exemplified daily. The teachers and staff always showed compassion. My daughter is well prepared for entering the public school system. My only wish is the school went to 12th grade. Without question my daughter would still be attending to graduation. I recommend Spell Well without hesitation or question!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2014

Spell Well is by far the best school my children have attended. I only wish I had known about the school for my elder kids. My daughter excels in the nurturing, creative and challenging environment of this school. She was reading at the first grade level at the age of five, as well as doing math at the first grade level. The school offers so many activities, a great curriculum, caring teachers, great leadership in the school principal, bright, cheerful, and captivating classrooms, and my daughter loves her daily experiences there. I fully recommend Spell Well to anyone looking for the best school possible for their children. Prior to finding Spell Well, I went to visit other schools and child care facilities. None compared to the quality and overall feeling this school provides.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2014

Spellwell is an amazing Montessori school!! Both my kids loved going to this school. The director and teachers are wonderful, sweet, and caring people. This is a highly recommended school to all the parents that are looking for a wonderful place for your kids to learn and grow. My kids have learned so much from the teachers and they are always talking about there friends that they have made through there journey here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2014

My both boys went to Spell Well Montessori from age four to six. My older one is in 8th grade and younger one is in 2nd grade now. They still love the teachers and learning environment there. Whenever we ask them about best teachers and best school, they always rate Spell Well as number 1. We, as parent, were so happy because our kids started reading in the first week they joined the school. Teacher, including principal, were so loving and caring. They teach children with love and sincerity in a true montessori environment. Transition from montessori to public school of both my kids was very smooth because of the strong foundation they had at this AWESOME Montessori School. I highly recommend this school if you want your kids to have a very firm strong foundation, both as a student and as an individual person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2014

This school was a terrible experience. The children eat outside everyday and play in the mud. My daughter came home filthy every day with a filthy lunch kit. The curriculum is set but only for show. The teachers do not follow it at all. Everyday my son would tell me that he "played" when I asked him what did he do today at school. All of the extra activities cost extra money and even still the teachers would only do the activities that the parents paid for if they felt like it. It was horrible. A rip off. If you send your kid to Spellwell Montessori then you must not care about your kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

The academic program is amazing and respects each child's own pace. My daughter just started K in public school and is far ahead the other kids thanks to Spell Well. Mrs. Nilo, the teachers and the staff are great. Besides the regular curriculum, music, dance and Spanish lessons are included in the tuition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

I used to think Montessori schools were the best and tried to keep my kids enrolled as long as I could. My two kids went to Spell Well for a year and another Monterssori school in the area before there. The first impression I got from the school was chaos but I dismissed my thoughts due to it being a new school year. After a year at the school I moved to The Woodlands and my oldest went to the public Kindergarten class and was very far behind. I am still trying to undo the mess they caused him during that time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

Mrs. Nilo, as well as a number of faculty and staff, have played an integral role in my educational and physical development over the years and I am truly pleased to say that I am a graduate of Spell-Well Montessori School! Spell-Well has grown into an exceptional institution and I am thrilled to see that it continues to thrive and expand with the help of caring and loving educators and management. I recommend this school with no reservations! Best regards, Laurie Gardiner


Posted September 15, 2011

I can't say enough great things about this school! Each one of my three children have attended this school and they absolutely LOVED it! Nilo and the rest of the staff are wonderful, and the facilities are excellent. Before Spell Well, my first daughter used to give me such a hard time about attending a previous school, but she really took to Spell Well, as did my other kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

My son has been attending Spell Well since January 2010 at the age of 2. He started out over in the Toddler Program and has since progressed forward. I was a full time college student going to school for my Teaching Degree out in Huntsville but chose this school because I loved the Director Mrs. Nilo and Mrs. Brooke and the curriculum is wonderful. As a education major in college I am familiar with Montessori and this school is one of the best. Since my son has been at the school they have upgraded the facilities and even added a wonderful nature trail that spans the entire campus. The after school activities are also great and my son participates in two of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

I love Mrs. Nilo she is very caring and truly loves the kids. The only thing I would say is that I wish the Toddler Room 18-24 months was nicer and larger. It feels as if the kids are stuck in a small dark room. I would like the Toddler building to be re-done, the new building is outstanding and I just wish the other 2 buildings were up to those same standards. I also sometimes worry that there aren't enough teachers to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I am blown away by this school. Nilo is one of the nicest most accomadating people in TX. The teachers are superb. Brooke is a delight to deal with, even on sensitive subjects. Furthermore, the education my children have received is unbelievable. My 3 year old is already able to read 3 and 4 letter words and is sooo eager to learn; a compliment to the teachers. I highly suggest that you send your children here. They will have the best head start you could ever imagine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

My daughter is 20mths and has attended Spell Well since she was 2mths, she loves it!! The teachers there really care about the students and one of her first teachers still checks up on her and calls to check on her when she is ill. I couldn't ask for a better school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

I would highly recommend Spell Well's pre-K and Kindergarten programs in the new building. We've been here over a year, and my kids love going to school every day. I found the curriculum to be interesting and stimulating for them, and they really like and respect the teachers. When asked, my kids would be excited to tell me what they learned that day. My 5-year old just missed the birthday cutoff for attending public kindergarten even though he was ready for kindergarten. This school is a great for those September birthday kids who are ready for kindergarten. On a different note, when we first started and one of my kids was in the transition program, the multiple buildings for the younger kids was somewhat of a hassle and it sometime took a while before someone could open the door of the toddler
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

I am a mother of four 19-5yrs. I am no stranger to needing good childcare. My youngest son has ADD and was asked to leave many expensive'best of the best' schools including a private well known Catholic school because of his 'lack of disipline.' Heartbroken Untill we found Ms Nelo and the teachers of Spell Well. They realized he followed a beat from a special drum and instructed ME on how to teach and redirect him into a wonderful 5yr old who is confident in an enviroment that allows him to learn. The one on one teaching and expensive manipulatives have given him the tools to enjoy learning. The activities they offer are numerous with a summer jam packed with learning.He loves Spanish. My son has come so far and it I owe it to Spell Well. Thank You God Bless you from the bottom of my heart .Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

My daughter attended Spellwell for about 4 months. I have just transferred her to another school and she is much happier. My daughter is 2.5 years old. Spellwell seemed great when we started at the end of the school year, but then when summer came it just went downhill. Every morning, it was difficul to leave her. They seemed very unorganized, kids moving from one building to another, amongst other things. I felt like there was a HUGE lack of communication, her bottom would be red many days when I'd pick her up and have a dirty diaper causing her bottom to become more red, so I would change it once I got to the school. These are just a few things. Trust me, there are better schools out there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

Both of my kids go to Spell Well for almost two years. We couldn't be happier. They both have learned a LOT, in an environment that is based on respect and friendship. You won't hear a teacher yelling. When your child does wrong, the teacher takes time to explain and talk things through. Montessori is based on meaningful hands-on activities. It is amazing how professional the classrooms are organized and how independent the 3-5 year-olds are working. The kids take great pride in doing things themselves. The teachers and administration are very dedicated and friendly. Spell Well has given my kids more than a solid foundation to start life - by 'building knowledge with love' (their slogan' - but also by shaping their character and respect for others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

We've had our daughter at Spell Well Montessori for 2 years now, Kindergarten and 1st grade. We have thoroughly enjoyed this school and would recommend it to anyone considering a private Elementary education for their child. Our daughter did not attend any preschool or Mother's Day Out programs before Kindergarten and we were hesitant to begin her on a full day program. After 2 days, she was asking to stay the whole day and by the end of the week, we had changed to a full day schedule. She works at 1-2 grades higher than her current level and many of her classmates do the same. The teachers ask and expect the kids to do school work; however, if you feel it is too much, there is no pressure. Because the school is smaller, we don't worry so much about who she is with as we know many of the families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

My 5 year old has been at this school for 1 year. He hated math when he first came. He now loves it, and is adding 3 digit numbers. He recently started working on multiplication! He is learning, and doesn't even realize it, because he is having fun. The teachers are very nice. Walking into a crowded room of 4-5 year olds and they are all quiet, looking at books, having fun, yet learning--how do they do that?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2007

This school is very nice :) The rate from someone on July 4, 2007 is off, way off! This is a nice place and my child loves going there and will tell you so and you wont have to prompt them to do so. I have had one issue that I was worried about, it was resolved instantly and my mind was put at ease and all is well again. It's clean, the teachers are always smiling (unless its been one of those days, and we all have them so gimme a break..), the kids have alot of fun, they learn, they know each other well, they even know the parents! Spell Well reminds me of a small town in a way that - everyone knows everyone, from parents to kids, which is a good feeling. I am glad my child attends this school and I would positively recommend it to others.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 41% 51%
White 41% 31%
Black 17% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Dance teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
French
Spanish
Urdu
Vietnamese
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 6:30 am
School end time
  • 6:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Nilofer Siddiqui
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • 281-376-0811
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • AMS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
  • Multi-aged
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tae Kwon Do
Girls sports
  • Ballet
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Help in the library
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Spell Well Staff is commited to provide excellent care and education of our students. We have an open door policy for parents of our students to visit any time. We welcome parent volunteers
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$4000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.

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17512 Strack Drive West
Spring, TX 77379
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Phone: (281) 376-0811

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