Julia’s Garden Montessori School

Location: South Austin
Bouldin neighborhood
Students served: Ages 0–9
Current enrollment: 50 students; now enrolling for Fall 2019 Elementary Program, 75 maximum
Model/philosophy: Julia's Garden is nestled on an urban farm oasis, 3/4 acres of garden property near downtown Austin. The program provides foundational learning skills to 0–9-year-olds based on the principles taught by Dr. Maria Montessori and using materials found in nature. This school is supported by a nonprofit organization that gives families more ways to become involved throughout the school year.  It is marked by a strong parent community, inclusive student body, 4-day academic school week (with optional on-campus Friday programs), foreign language programs, and low student-to-teacher ratios. Curriculum for Excellence, a Montessori-based education system, serves the lower elementary program and follows academic milestones set by Eanes ISD.
Special features: Spanish and Mandarin classes starting at age 2.5 years, part-time program options, yoga classes, AMI trained Montessori teachers, low student-to-teacher ratios, garden & music program, cooking, leadership opportunities, peace education curriculum, parent education events and classes, Friday workshops for ages 4+ (coming soon).
Schedule: Primary Morning Program 9am–1pm; Primary Full-Day Program 9:15am–3:15pm; Elementary Program 8:45am–3:15pm; Toddler Morning Program 9am–1pm; Extended Day Program 1pm–4pm; Early Arrival Program 8:30am; and on-site Friday enrichment programs. School hours are Monday–Thursday, 9am–4pm. 9-month academic program with optional 10-week half-day summer school program starting at age 2. Begins the day after Labor Day and ends the 4th week of May. Follows AISD for most school holidays.
Tuition: $8,500 Toddler Morning program; $10,575 Primary Full-Day Program; $10,800.00 Elementary Program; $11,250 Morning Program with Extended Day Nap. Additional fees: Clubhouse $3,825.00/year; supply fee $300/yr; new student fee  $300 (one time fee); payment plan fee 3% of total tuition; wait list fee $150 (one time fee).
Contact: Katherine Hunter | 512-790-4094 | juliasgarden@icloud.com | juliasgardenmontessori.com