Enrollment space is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis with a waiting list being maintained.
Ms. Rupali Abdulpurkar is the Owner and Head of Schools at Alpha Montessori School. She earned her teaching certification through the American Montessori Society for Infants through Elementary and has over 12 years of classroom teaching experience in schools in Plano, Dallas, and Stockholm, Sweden.
She also holds degrees in Homeopathic Medical Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Bombay University, India.
Her schools are her personal legacy and she is passionately involved in the day-to-day operations. It is especially important to her that she makes herself accessible for conversations with students, parents, faculty, and staff. She brings with her a love for learning and teaching both from a mother’s perspective and a teacher’s perspective whose focus is on lifetime learning.
We have a staff of Montessori Certified guides with diverse backgrounds and specialties, full-time directors at each campus. We also have two Directors in our Plano campus and one Director in our Frisco campus that are all very well versed in Montessori pedagogy.
We are a fully Certified Member school of the American Montessori Society since 2008 and licensed by Texas Health and Human Services.
Parents are highly encouraged to attend a school tour, tours are available weekdays between 9 am to 6 pm and are available on weekends upon request. Also, you can meet with teachers and administrative staff to answer any questions you may have!
We do our very best to ensure a safe environment for everyone, our doors are locked automatically and require a code entry to enter. The school also offers surveillance and has cameras in every entry and room. Playgrounds are designed to meet the specific needs of children and ensure safe usage. Classrooms are equipped with safe child-size materials for children that eliminate possible hazards.
Enrichment classes are programs that support learning and individualized strengths. Core subjects such as math and reading are important to build a strong base for every child’s education, but the enrichment activities and extracurriculars may be where your child shines. We provide several enrichment classes that are not limited to music, art, yoga, drama, dance, and soccer, if you would like a complete list feel free to reach out to our administrative team.
We encourage outdoor usage weather permitting so we offer a covered gazebo and a large covered patio area the children are able to use outside. In fact, children who play outside in challenging weather are more positive, more creative, and more adaptable than children who do not. However, in the case of extreme weather conditions, we also provide large classroom areas where children can do indoor physical activities.
Most parental worries regarding the transition to public/traditional school can be put into two main group ins: academic and social. There are people that think that because the Montessori Method offers a lot of free choices and limited testing and homework, Montessori students will fall behind academically compared to their peers. However, this fear has been proven groundless. In fact, most Montessori children do better on benchmark tests than students in traditional schools. This is because in Montessori education there is an early introduction to core subjects such as Math, Language, Science, and Cultural areas.
Multi-age classrooms are one of the main things that set Montessori classrooms from more traditional ones. This offers a great opportunity for younger children to observe and learn from their older peers. It is just as mutually beneficial for older children as well as it offers them to learn leadership skills that will be useful in life.
Just because the Montessori program is highly individualized does not mean that students can do whatever they want. Like all children, Montessori students live within a cultural context that involves the mastery of skills and knowledge that are considered essential.
Montessori teaches all of the basics, along with giving students the opportunity to investigate and learn subjects that are of particular interest. It also allows them the ability to set their own schedule to a large degree during class time.
Discipline is an important aspect of any education program. If a child misbehaves at school, that behavior needs to be addressed. However, many schools fail to teach children why their behavior is wrong; they simply try to break their spirit. Montessori schools take a different approach to discipline. In a Montessori program, children do receive discipline, but they are also given freedom. Montessori classrooms treat children with respect and trust them to learn from the mistakes that they make. Montessori schools want to teach children how to choose the correct behavior. Children that attend Montessori schools don't behave because they are afraid of the consequences; they behave because they know it is the right thing to do.
Our teachers and parents will stay commented weekly with touchpoints every Friday as well as daily updates through an app. Our parents will also have 3 opportunities a year to have a parent-teacher conference.
Alpha Montessori School includes Music, Yoga, Gardening, Food Preparation, Spanish, Physical Education, and Art at no additional cost as a part of our well-rounded curriculum. Extracurricular opportunities like dance, gymnastics, soccer, drama, martial arts, etc..
No, in addition to our academic program we will help our students transition from diapers to being completely independent in the restroom.
Yes, lunch is included. We have a commercial-grade kitchen and a full-time chef on staff who prepares food fresh daily. Alpha Montessori is one of the only schools that has a fully vegetarian menu at our Plano campus and a vegetarian option at our Frisco campus. Lunch is included in full and extended day tuition along with 2 nutritious snacks.
Our lead teachers are all Montessori Certified and are trained to keep accurate updated information. We use a system called scope & sequence to keep a record of student’s individual work. Individualized lesson plans are prepared and displayed outside of each classroom each week, so you can stay up to date with what your child is working on. Each child is evaluated within their first few weeks at Alpha Montessori and parents have the opportunity to meet for an evaluation meeting with the teacher to better understand where your child is in the curriculum and what to expect in regards to the progress.