Frequent Asked Questions

For more information on the Montessori method and programs, please see our About Montessori page.


What is the age range of the children that you teach?
We are welcoming all children ages 2.5 to 10 years old to our close knit, committed and culturally diverse community.

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How many classrooms do you have?
Bluebonnet has two Primary classrooms and one Elementary classroom.

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Do you currently have openings?
Yes.  Please contact Bluebonnet Montessori by calling 512-266-6626 or e-mailing us at info@bluebonnetmontessori.com

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When do you enroll children?
While we prefer for students to begin their school year at Bluebonnet, we do place students throughout the year if/when positions become available.

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Do you offer tours of the school?
Yes.  You may schedule a tour of Bluebonnet by calling 512-266-6626 or e-mailing us at info@bluebonnetmontessori.com

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Where are you located?
Bluebonnet Montessori School of is nestled in three acres of live oaks in the beautiful Hill Country  at 15099 Debba Drive, Lakeway, TX 78734.

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What areas do you serve?
We are serving Lakeway, Steiner Ranch, Bee Caves, Hudson Bend and the Four Points areas.

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What is the tuition?
Please refer to the Tuition and Fee page for the tuition and fee schedule. 

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How many children can be in a class?
Class Size for the Primary communities ( ages 2.5-5.5) ranges between 17 and 23 children . The Elementary community size varies between 21 and 28 children. Each community of children is guided either by two teachers. Our communities have never exceeded the upper limit.

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Is this a year round program?
No. We offer a 9 ½ month program, beginning in mid-August and continuing through the end of May.

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Do you have a kindergarten program?
Yes, we do! We have great respect for each child as a unique individual! The prepared environment allows for free exploration according to the unique needs and capabilities. The activities are presented in an orderly sequential way over the period of three years. Through scientific observation we provide the child with the activities to meet their own specific needs and interests in regard with the sensitive periods of development.

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Do you offer after-school care? What about early arrival?
All children can participate in the early arrival and after school programs. Early arrival starts at 7:30am and the after school program ends at 4:00pm.

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Does my child have to be toilet trained before beginning school?
Yes, all children must be able to independently use the restroom by the time they begin school at Bluebonnet.

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How far in advance do I need to place my child’s name on the waiting list?
Requirements vary by age. In we recommend that you contact the school 18 to 24 months prior to your child’s desired start date.

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What do I need to do to be on the waiting list?
Call or e-mail the school to schedule a tour. Waitlist applications are available after the tour.

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Can I register before the tour to be on the waiting list?
No. You may submit the online pre-admission form however; you will only be confirmed into the waiting list once the tour has been completed. We believe that it is important to first see the school and experience the environment to ensure that you’re selecting the right school and program for your child and your family.

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When is the best age to start my child?
Between 2.5 years to 3 years of age. You can enroll your child at the age of 2.5 years to 3 years to start in the Primary class and complete a three year Primary program (which includes the Kindergarten year).

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If my child stays through Kindergarten can he/she be accepted in first grade the following year?
Yes. There is no problem in enrolling your child in our Elementary Program or at any other school.

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What is the highest grade that I can have my child at your school?
We offer an Early Elementary program up to 3rd grade. For a seamless transition from Primary to the Elementary program, we recommend that children have experienced the Primary class or another Elementary Montessori program before coming to the Elementary program.

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What Montessori organization are you a member of?
Bluebonnet Montessori of Lakeway is a member of the International Montessori Council.

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What is the difference between a traditional classroom and a Montessori classroom?
In a Montessori classroom, children learn according to their own pace using hands on materials.  Materials are introduced to the child systematically depending on the developmental needs of the child.  The classroom is designed to promote self-discipline, responsibility and independence.  There is a creative atmosphere that is relaxed with sufficient classroom structure to encourage learning.

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Why do your classrooms have mixed ages?
Montessori classes bring children together in multi-age groups, usually spanning three age levels.  Children stay with their teachers for three years.  This allows teachers to develop close and long-term relationships with their students and encourages a strong sense of community among the children.  In a mixed-age classroom, the younger children have the opportunity to learn by observing their older peers and the older children gain confidence by sharing their experiences.  This interaction fosters independent learning and creates a stimulating classroom atmosphere.

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How will my child transition from Bluebonnet to a Traditional school?
The skills a child learns in a Montessori program last a lifetime.  When a child leaves the Montessori environment, they have developed concentration, inner self-discipline, social skills and a positive attitude toward learning.  These acquired skills allow the child to easily adjust into a new environment.  They are skills they will utilize throughout life. 
However, typically children perform better if they continue through the Elementary Montessori class because they are learning using the same methodology and the same concepts as they have in the Primary class.

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Is there a Montessori-trained teacher in every classroom?
Yes, there is a Montessori-trained teacher in every classroom, along with an assistant.

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For more information on the Montessori method and programs, please see our About Montessori page.