Parent Workshops

Parents at Montessori Journey night

Prospective parents are strongly encouraged to learn more about the Montessori approach by attending prospective parent classes starting in October and January. You are also welcome at parent-focused educational coffees and workshops offered to current families.

Prospective parent classes are led by the division directors and are designed to provide insights into Montessori education at all levels. Each class stands alone, so it is possible to attend them in any order. Attendance at prospective-parent classes and other parent education events is taken into consideration when making admission decisions.

Montessori 101

This class is designed to answer the questions: Who was Dr. Maria Montessori? What are the essential characteristics of a Montessori environment? What are the four planes of development and why are they significant to Montessori education?

At Home with Montessori: Primary Essentials

Parents often ask, “What can I do at home?” This class gives both the guiding principles and pragmatic suggestions for how to have a home environment that balances the child’s need for independence with the adult’s need for efficiency and comfort.

Elementary Essentials

This class is designed for parents of elementary students (grades one through six) and covers the following topics: transition from Montessori Primary to Elementary, changes in the children at this stage of development, how the elementary classroom changes to meet their needs, and ways parents can support their elementary-aged children.

Learning for Life

This class covers the transition into adolescence and how the work done during this time of life lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning and connections with the adult world. Topics include: the right work for teenagers, becoming an adult, and connecting the dots of a Post Oak education. This class is held on the Museum District Campus (1010 Autrey).

Registration

Registration for prospective parent classes will open here on this page in September.

Parent Education Classes

The Post Oak School recommends these multi-session classes, offered on campus or nearby.

  • Prospective parent classes
  • Parenting the Love and Logic Way
  • Redirecting Children's Behavior

Other Special Events for Parent Education

  • Montessori Journey
  • In the Know! Parent Coffees
  • Grand Friends Days (for grandparents and special friends)
  • Alumni Voices

Childcare

Childcare for current families is available for most evening events. To be eligible to attend, children must be students at Post Oak in the Primary or Elementary programs. The cost is $5 per child and will be billed to your account by the Business Office.

Reservations must be made in advance with the front office and will be accepted as long as space and staffing allow.

Other Resources

Aid to Life provides instructions for movement, communication, independence, and self-discipline based on Montessori principles. The format is easy to understand and apply immediately. Presentations include video as well as step-by-step directions.