Welcome From The Head of School

Dear Families,

At the heart of the Montessori philosophy is the belief that each child learns through experiences in the environment at his or her own pace. Children are motivated by their natural desire to become independent and competent beings in the world. For nearly 50 years, The Montessori School of San Antonio has valued children for their unique qualities, fostered collaboration and mentorship among peers, and encouraged purposeful engagement in the community. A Montessori education is not only one your child will love, but one that will have lasting benefits. Montessori is known for its whole-child focus, individualized curriculum, and self-paced learning but it also instills independence, encourages empathy, produces a passion for social justice, and fosters a life-long love of learning.

As a parent of two Montessori children, I have seen first-hand the benefits of a Montessori education. Over the course of my 23-year career as a Montessori teacher and administrator, I’ve watched toddlers grow into driven, confident, and responsible global citizens as adults. The benefits of a Montessori education are life-long, providing students with the skills to navigate their own academic course, social interactions, and the tools for success such as time management, self-regulation, conflict resolution, and acute problem-solving skills.

I invite your family to visit MSSA, observe the active learning taking place in every corner of our campus, and experience the vibrant, welcoming culture. I look forward to meeting you soon.


Emily Lund Emily Lund
Head of School

MSSA's Admission Team

Thank you for considering The Montessori School of San Antonio for your child’s education.

The MSSA Admission team offers a personalized experience for your family which includes a tour of our beautiful campus and an opportunity to answer any questions you may have about our Montessori program and admission process. It also provides us the opportunity to learn more about your family’s expectations and goals for your child’s education.

Together, our Director of Admission and Admission Assistant have over 30 years of experience working in the Montessori environment and Admission. Please contact us to discover how The Montessori School of San Antonio can benefit your child by providing an education for a lifetime.

Maru Galarza

Director of Admission

Over 4 years at MSSA


(210)492-3553 ext. 208

Kristina Richards

Admission Assistant

Over 15 years at MSSA


(210)492-3553 ext. 216

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