No rating

GreatSchools Rating

The Montessori School

Private | PK-6


Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:


Living in Temple

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $89,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $580.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
Based on 1 rating
Based on 6 ratings
Based on 5 ratings
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

22 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted January 10, 2014

Only recommendation is stay away from this school. Regarding another parent's post - you can tell the positive comments are fake. After a real parent posts a negative comment, you can tell by the dates that the school officials are posing as parents and submitting positive reviews. Just another example of how deceitful they are! Be careful with this school. They put on a good show but your child will suffer!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 6, 2013

My son,9, has been with this school since he was 3. I have 2 other children who are adults and went through Montessori during early years therefore I have the unique ability to look at what I did correct. Montessori has taught all of my 3 children to be self-motivated learners with a strong desire to acquire knowledge. Working for solutions and the reveal of the knowledge through this style of activities for learning has developed into adults who can design workflows and solve complex situational issues in the workforce. Travis has developed a love for school and learning. He loves his classmates and his teachers. The structure and environment of the classroom is designed to promote a learning state and atmosphere of respect for all. These are also important skills that have transferred into the adult workforce. Fostering curiosity and a real desire for knowledge and skills is a strength of this program. Travis will chose learning activities and carryover the Montessori style organization and structure into his play at home. His confidence and self-motivation are also fostered through the positive style of classroom management. We love the enthusiasm and energy of his teacher.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 6, 2013

My son has been going to The Montessori Schools of Central Texas for three years. He started at the Harker Heights location when he was five and the last two years he has been in Temple. We have been very pleased with all three years of his education here. Everyday he is excited to go to school and is proud of the work he has accomplished. Our son has been very successful with the The Montessori Schools of Central Texas program. The school has amazing teachers that are completely dedicated to the students. The small class size and laid back atmosphere has been a big help for his positive attitude about school. We have been extremely impressed with the progress of our sons education and plan to continue with it.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 18, 2013

My child has been attending for six years and I am very pleased! Recently, he was independently tested and scored 2 grade levels above his public school peers in language and math. Because lessons are presented on an individual basis, he is not held back but motivated to move forward at his own pace. I believe he is so advanced because the lessons are concrete and hands on, rather than abstract memorization. I also like that they teach the whole child, from social graces and courtesies to practical life lessons; such as gardening and cooking. Also, the teachers and administration communicate freely with me. I never have to wonder how my child is doing. I feel confident when I drop my child off each day; he will be nurtured and challenged in an environment that makes learning a fun experience.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2013

This is an awesome school! Great learning environment with caring, compassionate teachers. My children attended this school from toddler through upper elementary and loved every minute of it. I highly recommend this school.

Posted September 13, 2013

My son whom attended the Montessori school for 5 years started public this year in the 6th grade. They did star tesing on him to see how was doing in math and reading. I received his Math scores yesterday and he scored 9th grade math. Again he is in the 6th grade. We are very proud of him and know that it was also the awesome teaching and care he received at the Montessori school there in Temple. They realized when my son was in the 3rd grade that he was bored with the work and began moving him up to prevent bordom. So instead of just having him stay status que they advanced him and were able to enrich his mind. I still have a 3 year old their and he has been there for two year. We love the school and have nothing bad to say at all. I highly recommend the school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 5, 2013

Terrible experience with this school and the director. Very poor leadership and parents are not treated as partners here. If you prefer a Montessori education, stay close to the Goergetown area, Community Montessori is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 20, 2012

We were Montessori parents for 5 years and were very happy . Not all children are Montessori material. All children learn at different paces and in different environments. What is great for one child is not great for another. Temple Montessori has done a fine job of informing the parent when their child is not thriving. I feel the staff at Temple Montessori really care about the children. As with any educational decision involving your child, do your homework and make your own decision.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 17, 2012

I am a judge in Bell county and a community leader. I have had my grandson in the Montessori School and am very pleased. Having an ear to the community I have heard nothhing but glowing reports concerning the Montessori School. Children mature and learn at different rates and under different conditions; Montessori helps with this transition so that children enjoy learning and teachers are their friends. I highly recommend that parents consider any negative comments for what they are and use their own judgment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 16, 2012

NEVER again would I put my child through an experience like this. This school is terrible! The post that says a child can be who they want to be and that this is an inspiring place is WRONG. The teachers in this school try and crush the spirt of the children. The only reason the teacher referred to below has been there for 20 years is that there is no one else in this area trained in Montessori. She is awful! The fact that she has been there so long is a testimate to how poorly run this school is. This is not Montessori! I would not even call this place a good daycare. It is sub-par and deserves a careful look by State Agencies.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 24, 2012

Temple Montessori School is very inspiring. Their classrooms set the foundation for children to lead independent and social lives. The Montessori Method makes such a positive impact on children and allows children to work at their personal pace and freely. The teaching staff is AMAZING. They are always willing to go above and beyond for the children. The school direct is one of the most respectful and caring people I have ever met. She is always willing to do what she can for parents, the children, and staff. All classrooms are in the care of dedicated teachers to fulfill the individual needs of every child. I would recommend this school to all.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 22, 2012

This is an excellent school! When my wife and I moved here from Houston several years ago, we both agreed that we would send our son to Montessori rather than Day Care. We heard many great things about TMS and were very excited for our boy who started when he was 3. He's now 7 and we are so blessed to have made this decision. He's so proud and confident because of this positive learning enviroment. The faculty and staff are outstanding, in fact, his favorite teacher has been there for over 20 years! Her willingness to recommend what lessons require additional attention at home has been tremendous! My wife and I could not be more pleased with the progress of our son's academic and social development. We have referred many of our friends to this wonderful school and will continue to do so!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 18, 2011

My child went to this school for 3 years. The tuition and fees changed every year along with the schedule. For a family with two working parents, the changes were very difficult to manage. Everything outside of regular classroom activity costs extra. Not having a lot of money to donate or pay for extra activities, we volunteered to participate in every field trip, taking time off from work to be there and we always felt unwanted. The rules for parents are so strict, we felt uncomfortable trying to communicate with our own child. My child goes to a real montessori school now, the tuition is higher but well worth it for the positive environment. We regret spending 3 years at Temple Montessori school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 25, 2010

A Montessori school is a wonderful asset to any community! All my kids benefited...
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 6, 2010

We switched to this school after a very bad experience in a daycare. This is not a daycare. It is a school. There are some strict policies, but they acceptable for me considering how much my child has grown academically in the past 6 months. He loves the school and it is nice to have him in an educational enviornment and not just being babysat. The teachers and director have been very supportive. Even when we have had disagreements with certain policies they discussed them openly and professionally and respected all my concerns. I am so glad that we found this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 3, 2008

Our preprimary grandson has really flurished and matured in the one semester and summer that he has been enrolled. We have been especially pleased with the staff's professionalism and rapid reaction when he was in the middle of a asthma attack recently, which enabled us to get him to the hospital without adverse reaction. The tuition is comparble to daycares in the area, but the Montessori education they provide is vastly superior.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 28, 2008

My child is 5 1/2 and has been at Temple Montessori for 3 years now. We have been more than pleased with his growth and education and we credit his teachers a great deal for the time and attention they spend on his learning. The administration dealt very professionally with some disgruntled parents and has done a good job re-evaluating the programs and bouncing back from those issues. Its the teachers that make the school and grow the children and the combination of discipline and encouragement at Temple Montessori is far superior to any other type child care in the area.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 6, 2008

it's true that they use montessori materials and the director is montessori certified but the teachers are not. many teachers have not stayed because of the difficulty they have with the director. i found out as we were leaving the school that my children's teacher was not certified. we paid an awful lot of money for a montessori education, and i feel that we did not really get it. they put on a great show, but if you look past them, you see kids who are not that happy. my kids had to be made to go to school, they hated it. since we have moved, they love their new school, i am glad that this school did not ruin it for them.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 3, 2007

They have Montessori materials, but do not completely follow the Montessori program. They do like parent involvement in the form of fund raising & maintenance to the building/playground. There are better schools out there that actually teach true Montessori curriculum
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 5, 2006

Teachers are inexperienced and for the younger kids are very young. Elementary teachers have very little experience. The school environment is very punitive. Kids are not able to work at their own pace. The program is not student-directed since the teachers dictate what each student is required to do. The students only choose what order to do the work in...not very Montessori. My child comes home with frequent complaints about the teachers and school administration. Lots of parents are grumbling. However, you must sign a contract committing to pay for the entire year, so everyone has no choice but to put up with it. I predict a mass exodus.
—Submitted by a parent

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 51% 31%
Asian or Pacific Islander 27% 4%
Black 16% 13%
Hispanic 6% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

  • Coed
  • Christian
  • AMI
  • AMS


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious


School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
School leaders can update this information here.


To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1302 South 27th Street
Temple, TX 76504
Phone: (254) 771-1116


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools