ONE STUDENT AT A TIME.

INSTILLING A LOVE OF LEARNING

ONE STUDENT AT A TIME.

INSTILLING A LOVE OF LEARNING

Welcome to The Montessori School of San Antonio

Where we guide children to be passionate learners, independent thinkers, and engaged citizens.

History

The Montessori School of San Antonio was founded as the Judson School – a Montessori Workshop in 1974 by Gay and Jim Judson. That year, 18 Primary level students (aged 3 to 6) attended classes in space leased from Asbury United Methodist Church on San Pedro Avenue. After the school expanded to three sections of Primary students, it began to serve older children as well, adding its first section of Lower Elementary in 1981 and Upper Elementary in 1985. Pressed for space, in 1986 the rapidly-expanding school found a new home at 705 Trafalgar, the current location of the Alamo Heights Tennis Center. That same year the school added its first Middle School class.

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Alexandra (Lexi) Dalrymple (18) attended MSAA from 2005-2014

Campbell Scholar - The Major General Daniel S. and Mrs. Ruth Taylor Campbell Scholarship awards two full-tuition 4 year scholarships to Saint Mary’s Hall each year to rising Form 9 students demonstrating high academic achievement and outstanding leadership. Campbell Scholars distinguish themselves through their leadership on campus and their service to the community.

Admitted to Yale (early action) class of 2025

Founder of a non-profit organization, Let’s Go to the Show! dedicated to bringing hope and inspiration to abused, neglected and at-risk children by providing free access to the performing arts. Let’s Go to the Show! enables every child, regardless of circumstances, to experience the beauty and magic of the performing arts and to feel that dreams are attainable. Since its inception in 2015 and prior to the start of the pandemic nearly 1000 free tickets have been provided by the organization.

Pre-professional ballet program, top 12 classical senior category Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), trained with Vaganova Academy St. Petersburg, Russia, Bolshoi Ballet Academy New York City, and Dutch National Ballet Academy Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Lexi credits the early Montessori education for all her academic success. From starting at MSSA as a half-dayer, the school instantly provided an incredibly supportive environment that also encouraged independence from a young age. Whether it was trying to get through her planner faster to have more time to read Harry Potter or write a book series with her friends about the class pet mouse, Bob, MSSA instilled a sense of personal responsibility and time management in Lexi in the best way possible: making it fun. She will forever cherish the friends and connections she left the school with, not all primary teachers would come visit their former student who’s bed-ridden and sick five years later. With so many amazing memories from the school, perhaps the greatest gift of all it gave her was a life-long love of learning and sense of intellectual curiosity.
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Alexandra (Lexi) Dalrymple (18) attended MSAA from 2005-2014
 
Campbell Scholar - The Major General Daniel S. and Mrs. Ruth Taylor Campbell Scholarship awards two full-tuition 4 year scholarships to Saint Mary’s Hall each year to rising Form 9 students demonstrating high academic achievement and outstanding leadership. Campbell Scholars distinguish themselves through their leadership on campus and their service to the community.

Admitted to Yale (early action) class of 2025
 
Founder of a non-profit organization, Let’s Go to the Show! dedicated to bringing hope and inspiration to abused, neglected and at-risk children by providing free access to the performing arts.  Let’s Go to the Show! enables every child, regardless of circumstances, to experience the beauty and magic of the performing arts and to feel that dreams are attainable.  Since its inception in 2015 and prior to the start of the pandemic nearly 1000 free tickets have been provided by the organization.
 
Pre-professional ballet program, top 12 classical senior category Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), trained with Vaganova Academy St. Petersburg, Russia, Bolshoi Ballet Academy New York City, and Dutch National Ballet Academy Amsterdam, Netherlands.
 
Lexi credits the early Montessori education for all her academic success.  From starting at MSSA as a half-dayer, the school instantly provided an incredibly supportive environment that also encouraged independence from a young age. Whether it was trying to get through her planner faster to have more time to read Harry Potter or write a book series with her friends about the class pet mouse, Bob, MSSA instilled a sense of personal responsibility and time management in Lexi in the best way possible: making it fun. She will forever cherish the friends and connections she left the school with, not all primary teachers would come visit their former student who’s bed-ridden and sick five years later. With so many amazing memories from the school, perhaps the greatest gift of all it gave her was a life-long love of learning and sense of intellectual curiosity.Image attachment

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Absolutely outstanding! Love you, Lexi Dalrymple!🥰 Congratulations!🎉

We are so glad to be affiliated with the American Montessori Society. AMS members received certificates this week on recognition of their work spreading Maria Montessori philosophy We are grateful for the resources @americanmontessori provides. ... See MoreSee Less

We are so glad to be affiliated with the American Montessori Society. AMS members received certificates this week on recognition of their work spreading Maria Montessori philosophy We are grateful for the resources @americanmontessori provides.
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