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Our Vision

At The Post Oak School, we help shape young people who are “equipped in their whole beings for the adventure of life, accustomed to the free exercise of their own will and judgment, illuminated by imagination and enthusiasm.”

This was how Maria Montessori described her vision, and it’s a vision we share. At Post Oak, we help children understand the world, but not just because the world is infinitely interesting and learning is fun. We help them understand it so they’ll know how to make it a better place. We emphasize reading, math, and science because they open doors into the world. We emphasize independence, self-direction, and choice because they help young people identify which doors they want to walk through. We emphasize collaboration, cooperation and peace because, ultimately, we know that neither we nor our children walk alone.

As the oldest Montessori school in the Southwest U.S., The Post Oak School offers a comprehensive education from infancy through high school. In a non-sectarian setting, amid surroundings designed to support the principles that have made Montessori one of the most effective education systems in the world, our students develop the emotional, social, spiritual, physical, and intellectual skills to live the lives they were born to live.

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of
becoming is the only end of life.

–Robert Louis Stevenson