Creating Quality Education Experiences Since 1986.
Archgate Montessori was established in 1986 as a 501(3)(c) non-profit by a group of local parents desiring to have quality education alternatives available for their children. Since our inception, originally as Montessori New Beginnings Academy, we have been dedicated to providing an authentic Montessori learning environment.
We serve students ages 18 months though 6th grade. One of the strengths of the school is the diversity of the families that make up our community. Our families represent a wide range of cultures, beliefs, races, and ethnicities.
As a non-profit institution, we are governed by a Board of Trustees who set policy and strategy while providing oversight of long-term strategic plans. The board consists of local business executives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs; many either parent alumni or parents of currently enrolled students. The Head of School is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations, including admissions, personnel management, curriculum, and financial administration.
We are a member school of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and exceed strict standards and policies, assuring that your child will receive quality educational instruction from highly trained guides in an exemplary classroom environment.
4660 Legacy Drive,
Plano, TX 75024-2130
We provide high-quality early childhood education that develops the confidence, independence, and responsibility of your child. We help your child achieve greater successes in their daily experiences and future endeavors. The programs at Archgate Montessori emphasize work in practical life activities, independent and group learning, whole and phonetic language lessons, math using concrete objects, science, and geography.
We are an American Montessori Society affiliated school with Montessori certified co-guides in each of our classrooms. Our low student-to-teacher ratios coupled with caring and long tenured instructors allows us to focus on the individual while fostering an environment that helps children develop their full potential. Our classes consist of multi-aged, heterogeneous groups of students. Each student is exposed to a diverse set of materials, activities, and experiences.
Our graduates are competent, responsible, and adaptive individuals who are lifelong learners and problem solvers. They go on to excel in Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Richardson, and other area public schools in addition to attending the finest private institutions in the Dallas Metroplex. We prepare children not only for success in school but for success in life.
Teaching Faculty and Staff
At Archgate Montessori Academy your child's classroom instructors have a great deal of teaching experience and long service with our school. Our faculty and staff have over 245 years of combined service to Archgate Montessori with the average tenure being 10 years with our school. While your child benefits from our staff experience and commitment to educational excellence, the stability of our staff creates the assurance that your child will have consistency in their homeroom guides during those formative years they are with us.
Each of the guides in our classrooms are Montessori certified for the assigned age level by the American Montessori Society (AMS) or other MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council of Teacher Education) accredited teacher education program. MACTE has verified completion of a course of study requiring a minimum of 300 hours of on-site instruction and 36 weeks of supervised student teaching. Additionally, the school requires the staff complete additional teacher education training throughout each year.