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The first thing we want is to teach your child. The last thing we want is to make a parent’s life more complicated. To this end, HMS will include all of the following for one, simple, monthly tuition:

  • With a full-time teacher for every 8 students, HMS has a teacher-student ratio well below other schools and day cares.
  • The 2017-2018 school year is from August 15 through the end of June.
  • To fit the schedules of families with ties to Austin ISD, we generally follow AISD’s elementary school calendar for holidays. We also follow AISD’s inclement weather decisions. 
  • HMS is open from 8am to 6pm. There are no scheduled drop-off or pick-up times. You may pick-up your child any time up until 6:00. If you usually pick-up your child at 3:00, that’s fine. But if you run late on, say, Tuesday this week, or if you have a class at 4:00 on Wednesdays, it’s OK. We’re here to teach your child until 6:00.
  • Many activities that are “extras” at other schools will be included. Whatever happens during the school day, whether art, dance, music, dual-language instruction or whatever, will be available to all students at no extra cost.
  • Tuition for students entering HMS in the 2017-18 school year will be $1,095/month, due by the 20th of the prior month. So that you can accurately budget, your tuition is “locked in.” That is, once enrolled, your child’s tuition will not increase in future years.
  • And lastly, there are no application fees, supply fees, registration fees, or, well, any fees at all.

Life is short, keep it simple 🙂

“We wish the old things because we cannot understand the new, and we are always seeking after that gorgeousness which belongs to things already on the decline, without recognizing in the humble simplicity of new ideas the germ which shall develop in the future.”

–Maria Montessori, The Montessori Method


Highland Montessori School admits students of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other school-administrated programs.