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Junius Heights Montessori

6028 Worth Street
Dallas, TX 75214

(214) 370-3341


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We are a traditional Montessori school. Chidren are encouraged to explore and choose their own work. They receive one on one lessons according to their interest.

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
  • Language materials ranging from real objects to language cards to books and rhymes
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Montessori materials for eye-hand coordination: shape sorter, opening and closing, box with chips
Time & space more

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  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
  • disk on vertical, horizontal dowels
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Germination exercise
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Rhymes and songs
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Glue box, scissor cutting, sewing
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
  • 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
  • Dance
Other subjects taught Our curriculum includes: ?Practical Life: Care of self (Personal cleanliness, dressing and undressing one's self, toileting), Care of the environment, and social graces. ?Language: Enrichment of the spoken language, musical and artistic expressions. ?Manipulatives: Activities for the development of eye-hand coordination. ?Food Preparation: as an opportunity for language, purposeful movement and social graces. ?Movement: Refinement of gross movements

From the Director:

In the Montessori classrooms, there are several areas. The children are free to move and choose their own work from the material they have already been presented.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All the teaching is one on one. We follow each individual child and present lessons according to the particular child's needs.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Junius Heights Montessori school's mission is to provide a respectful, safe, warm, nurturing and joyful learning environment that will help each child develop his/her full potential.

A Typical Day

8:00 - 9:30 Independent work and Individual Lessons
9:30-9:45 Group time
9:45 Snack
10:00 -10:45 Playground/ Gross Movement
10:45-11:00 Get ready for Dismissal

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Junius Heights Montessori encourages parent involvement. First of all, we acknowledge that parents are a child's first and most important teachers, and our intention is to support the parenting experience. We also know that children, their families, and the school benefit when parents are involved in their children's education. Parents are encouraged to contribute to the school in a variety of ways: ?Volunteer work: each parent is a vital part of the school organization. ?Parent/Teacher Conferences ?Parent/Child collaboration days

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We phase the children in slowly over a 2 weeks period.