My husband and i did an exhaustive search throughout the Austin area for a pre- and beyond school for our daughter. None matched the full offering of Community Montessori School in Georgetown. In fact, we moved our family there so that our daughter could grow up in this wonderful school. She has now been there for only a year and a half, is 4 years old, and is starting to read, and has been writing for at least 9 months. Beyond this academic progress, she has learned to be a kind, incredibly generous little girl with an amazing heart for all creatures. Her guide, who has been teaching the Montessori method for 25 years, maintains an orderly, nurturing classroom that has encouraged our daughter's capabilities and self-esteem. In addition to all of these wonderful qualities, the parent community at CMS is comprised of dedicated, invlolved, and caring people whose commitment to the school is truly beautiful. Combine all this with the pastoral setting of the school and I cannot imagine my daughter anywhere else. This school is special.
Pros: Faculty, environment, Montessori teaching method, parental involvement
Cons: Limited extra-curricular options