Woodrow Wilson Montessori School is Houston’s first public all-Montessori campus. In 2003, the non-profit organization Friends of Montessori (FOM) petitioned Houston ISD for an all-Montessori campus. In 2005, Houston ISD and FOM entered a partnership, designating Woodrow Wilson Elementary for a public all-Montessori program. Wilson began transitioning to Montessori instruction in the Fall of 2005. It became a full Montessori school in 2008 and was renamed Wilson Montessori; In 2008 it also started its Middle school community with 7th grade, adding the 8th grade in 2009. Wilson Montessori is an Associate Member School of the American Montessori Society.
Wilson Montessori currently serves students ages 3-14, in Pre-K through 8th grade in both English and Bilingual classrooms. The Montessori classroom is a specially designed environment in which children develop a community over a three-year period. In addition, children experience a spiraling, connected curriculum founded on Montessori principles where they develop a love for learning through self-directed work and thought.
Wilson Montessori is committed to creating a student-centered learning environment that seeks to nurture the unique creativity of each child through the efforts of a dedicated and caring staff, parents and community. The learning environment focuses on strategies aimed at helping students achieve academic excellence and become responsible life-long learners and contributing members of society.