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New Beginnings Montessori School

2816 Spring Valley Dr
Bedford, TX 76021

(817) 267-8100


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For the past 17 years, New Beginnings has provided children with a multi-sensory, hands on learning experience using the Montessori method. Certified teachers work with children as they explore Language, Math, Science, Cooking, Gardening, Spanish and so much more. We have established a very strong reputation in the HEB community and welcome the opportunity to work with your child.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

My mother, Mrs. Huma Gul, began New Beginnings Montessori in 1994. She was an immigrant who came to the US in the early 1980’s with very little and accomplished much. Her passion for children and Montessori led her to pour everything into New Beginnings. She impacted the lives of many children, some now college students, who vividly remember their wonderful relationship and experiences with her. Sadly, in 2006, my mother passed away after a battle with cancer. I, Shamain Webster, have had the honor of carrying on the legacy she created and improving on it each year. We have built a school community which parents describe as a second family while students benefit from appropriate developmental opportunities and academic excellence. We welcome you to visit NBMS.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Spanish, Botany, Zoology, Reading, Writing, Geography, Culture, Grace and Manners, healthy social skills, independent and cooperative play. Also, Life skills such as dusting, mopping, washing dishes, washing clothes, gardening, caring for animals. Guest speakers also come through out the school year.

From the Director:

We use the Montessori philosophy, believing that: 1) Children need multi-sensory, purposeful activities. 2) Children should be treated as unique individuals and that learning should be according to their own pace, as opposed to a standard curriculum that the entire class follows. 3) Children need freedom of choice and the ability to repeat activities to increase understanding.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each lead Guide in the Montessori classroom has gone through the intensive AMI or AMS Montessori training and has learned about child development, the Montessori philosophy and the use of Montessori materials. The Guides then work one on one with children, providing individual lessons as students are ready to receive them.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To prepare today's children for tomorrow's world! Giving children a well rounded experience as they explore all the wonderful things that life has to offer, both academic and non-academic.

A Typical Day

Although our Toddler Classroom and Primary Classroom operate on different schedules, they both enjoy the following:

Taking care of our plants and animals, enjoying outside playtime including caring for their garden, singing songs, working with hands on activities and enjoying a home-like environment where they learn how to sweep, mop, wash dishes, etc.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

At New Beginnings, before a child even begins attending our school, we do a private orientation with the parents to explain our philosophy, in order to ensure that parents are supportive of the Montessori approach to education. We offer educational workshops for parents to attend, provide newsletters with informative notes from the teachers and valuable articles. Twice a year, we do Parent/Teacher Conferences for both our Toddler and Primary Classrooms. Parents receive a detailed update on how their child is progressing, the materials he/she enjoys, etc. Monthly breakfasts allow parents collaborate with each other and the Director as we explore parenting topics and successful approaches to enhance the parent/child relationship.

Once a year, parents are invited to come into a classroom to spend time following their child and participating in his/her experience. Parents are always welcome to simply come and observe the classroom, which helps to deepen their understanding for the Montessori approach.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Each child is treated according to his or her needs. For toddlers, we ask that the child come visit in the classroom for 30 min-1 hour, with their parent if needed, then request another visit for a longer period of time preferrably without the parent and progressing to a longer stay from there.