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One World Montessori School

3315 El Salido Parkway
Cedar Park, TX 78613

(512) 249-0256


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

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
  • Montessori Language materials
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Montessori Mathematics materials
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
  • Montessori Sensorial materials
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
  • Montessori Science materials and Children's Garden
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Music Together program weekly/Instruments in the classrooms
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Art activities available in the classroom
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • 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
  • Well-shaded playground and Labyrinth for running and exploring
Other subjects taught Foreign Languages and Yoga

From the Director:

Rather than putting the teacher at the focal point of the class, with children dependent on her for information and activity, the classroom shows a literally child-centered approach. Children work at tables or on floor mats where they can spread out their materials, and the teacher circulates about the room, giving lessons or resolving issues as they arise.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Montessori children are free to choose within limits, and have only as much freedom as they can handle with appropriate responsibility. The classroom teacher and assistant ensure that children do not interfere with each other, and that each child is progressing at her appropriate pace in all subjects. Mixed-age grouping allows the older children to act as leaders and to help the younger children.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

One World Montessori School in Cedar Park, Texas offers age appropriate programs for children aged 18 months to 6 years in our safe, home-like atmosphere. Our school encourages independent, self-directed learning with a focus on cultural studies. Above all, we teach children to value peace, respect for others, and pride in individual differences. Our teachers work to foster a love of learning and to educate children to be caring, socially responsible citizens of their community and world.

A Typical Day

Our daily curriculum includes Language Arts (elements of reading, spelling, handwriting and the Spanish language), Mathematics and Geometry, History, Science, Art.and Music.The Montessori materials for development you will see in the classroom are used as tools to enhance these basic skills. The areas of the Montessori curriculum are: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, Science, and Cultural Studies.

Typical Daily Schedule:
8:15--8:30: Children are brought in by their parents
8:30--9:00: Arrival and group lesson
9:00--9:30: "Surprises Room"
9:30--10:00: Playground Time
10:00--11:00: Montessori Work Time
11:00--11:30: Clean up, group discussion and hand washing
11:30--12:00: Lunch time
12:00--12:30: Clean up and dismissal for half day students
12:30--1:15: Outside play for full-time and extended day students
1:15--1:30: Cool down, story time
1:30--3:30: Nap time
3:30: Afternoon snack and dismissal for full time students
4:00--6:00: Extended Day

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Open Houses, Monthly Parent Education classes, Two parent-teacher meetings a year, community activities

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • 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
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

A two-day trial period is included in the Registration Fee, and a phase-in period is recommended for new students who have never been away from their parents for an extended period of time.