Meet Smaller Scholars

At Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy, our trained, qualified and caring staff takes a hands-on Montessori approach to learning and provides quality programming and dedicated teachers for children 18 months to 12 years old. Due to our individualized instruction, you may apply for entry at any time.


Our most important goal is to provide your child with an environment that champions children to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically and to cultivate a lifetime love of learning.

Why Smaller Scholars?

Smaller Scholars has been celebrating excellence since 1985

Our Montessori certified staff averages more than 10 years of experience

With the Montessori advantage, your child will become more confident, more creative and better able to make independent choices – qualities which help lead to success in life

Optional after school classes include Art, Karate, Yoga, Junior Athletes, Gymnastics, Spanish, Book Club, Science Club, Chess, Soccer, Voice and Piano

Montessori Works: It is universally acclaimed in the educational community

Children think for themselves as individuals in an atmosphere of cooperation and community

The orderly classroom environment helps foster independence, concentration and focus

A diverse student and staff population speaking many different languages

The elementary classes are led by degreed and Montessori certified teachers

We practice “Grace and Courtesy” which emphasizes respect for self, others, the environment and for one’s work


The basic idea of the Montessori philosophy of education is that all children carry within themselves the person they will become. In order to develop their physical, intellectual, and spiritual potential, the children must have freedom, which is achieved through order and self-discipline.

What Do Our Parents Say?

My family is forever grateful because in the five years that my children went to Smaller Scholars, the effort, dedication, and sacrifice from all the members of the staff went above and beyond our expectations to the point where they became like family to us. My wife and I are certain that the great personalities that they have now are thanks to the education they received at this school. Especially Miss Janet and Mrs. Ann. We love you ladies! I have no doubt that Smaller Scholars is the best Montessori Academy in Houston.

Jaime Valencia

I have 2 boys currently attending Smaller Scholars, Dairy Ashford. One started when he was 3 and the other when he was 18 months. I love the School safe and nurturing feel. It is helping my boys develop a sense of a global community and also to respect others and the environment. The staff is terrific, both of their teachers are awesome (Ms. Bahuvnita and Ms. Marshall) along with their assistants. I have been an EC-4 teacher for 11 years in the public system and one thing I love about Montessori is that they expect the child to master each concept and not just expose them to the curriculum. The way this system approaches literacy development and math concepts at their early age is impressive. We are happy parents at SSMA.

Alicia Molina Wiley