The question of the difference between a Montessori toddler environment and a traditional daycare is one that is weighed by many people, especially parents. More and more parents are learning about the Montessori Method. So, what are the differences between quality Montessori toddler environments—often referred to as a young children’s community (YCC)—and traditional daycare?
Post Oak students are not limited by the walls of a classroom. They are encouraged to grow their minds and get to know the world around them, from observing nature, discovering their passions outside of books and lectures, and taking on work for a more peaceful society.
Opportunities abound for Post Oak students to explore and learn about the region in which they live. Students in Elementary begin taking short trips, while Middle School and High School students take on service learning and internships in the Museum District and beyond.
Just a plane ride away from the hub of Houston, Post Oak students join programs that take them on historical, cultural, and environmental learning adventures. And our own state of Texas offers paleontological treasures and coastal excursions within a day's drive.
Passports? Check. Our students have the opportunity to travel internationally for field schools, cultural exchanges, Montessori Model United Nations conferences, and enriching experiences that they will remember for a lifetime.
Europe Upper Elementary classes join together for this exciting four-day adventure to Nature’s Classroom Institute (NCI) in New Ulm, TX. Each year students experience new curriculum and activities while also anticipating the fun traditions, games and challenges that make this outdoor school special.
Asia The highlight of overnight travel in Elementary is the 6th grade trip to Williamsburg. This uniquely developed and operated township serves as an ideal setting to experience and study American history. This week-long excursion is packed with too many events, programs, and meals to mention here.
A Montessori teacher creates an environment in which children can engage in the learning process, move freely about with purpose, choose work, live in community, and build themselves. This work of the teacher is hard. Setting the stage for this requires a beautiful balance of structure and boundaries, freedom and responsibility, independence and concentration. When it happens, it can be magical.
Twice a year, Middle School students embark on land and coastal experiences, which allow them to explore their environments, both on water and on land. Students are divided into two groups: the coastal team explores the Texas Gulf in Galveston and the land team works on projects while on campus or around Houston.
Students at Post Oak
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of the budget is devoted to need-based student financial aid