5221 Village Creek Drive
Plano, TX 75093
We are a Montessori preschool and elementary school providing excellent education and care for children ranging from 18 months through 4th grade. We are an authentic Montessori school with certified teachers and a full inventory of Montessori materials. We are located in a home-like facility with large, sunlit classrooms. We are academically focused within a warm and loving environment.
"At Richmond Hill Montessori, we started with a deep understanding of Maria Montessori's principles and evolved a philosophy of application that we and many of our parents believe produces superior results with their children.
The Montessori "prepared environment" has two critical components, the physical facilities and the tone of the classroom.We believe that high standards in both components are essential to successful application of the Montessori method.
Therefore, we maintain a serene and inviting building. It is open, bright and airy, not closed, dark and dreary. It is kept clean at all times. Each classroom has a full complement of appropriate Montessori sensorial materials which are a critical element of Dr. Montessori's approach. The playground areas are maintained in strict accordance with the latest safety regulations. As you consider a school for your child, you should compare these features.
The second part of the prepared environment is the tone of the classroom. The ability of each child to learn at her own pace and to have a choice of activities in which to engage is very important. In order to accomplish this, the teacher must maintain a fine balance between liberty and discipline in the classroom. At RHM, you will find a calm, purposeful atmosphere. At the same time, students are given ample opportunity to explore individual expression and to expend excess energy.
In this way, each student becomes a proactive learner, a characteristic that will benefit him throughout his life.
Finally, we believe that a strong involvement of the parents in the child's education is crucial to her academic and social development. We believe strongly that both formal conferences and informal daily interaction between parents and teachers is vital to this involvement. We encourage the parents and the teachers to discuss any problems or successes the student has at school or at home. In this way we can work as a team to help the student achieve his potential."
Excerpted from the preschool's website