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Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy
in Houston, Texas

About Smaller Scholars Dairy Ashford

Located near West Houston Energy Corridor at South Dairy Ashford and Briar Forest is Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy, a Cadence Education® School.

Here, our trained, qualified and caring staff takes a hands-on Montessori approach to learning and provides quality programming and dedicated teachers for children from 18 months to 12 years old.

Our students are encouraged to be active and creative explorers, as well as independent, self-confident, and inquisitive learners. Each child is treated as an individual and encouraged to progress at his natural ability recognizing that every child has unique abilities and interests.

The family-friendly policy of Smaller Scholars is one that welcomes parent visits. We host Parent Education Nights, family events, and celebrate major holidays that create a fun, celebratory feel. Our buildings are set on an eight acre park-like campus, which includes a gymnasium and outdoor park featuring 3 age appropriate playgrounds, a track, and a waterplex.

Due to our individualized instruction, you may apply for entry at any time. Our children wear uniforms as we believe it gives the children a sense of pride and a feeling of belonging to a group while allowing them to develop as individuals through their own personality and abilities.

Programs Offered

Our Mission

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.

Our Philosophy

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.

More About Our School

We want to help children think for themselves as individuals in an atmosphere of cooperation and community. Maria Montessori often quoted, “Help me to do it by myself,” describing each child’s expression of an inner need for independence. Our program emphasizes this need by encouraging investigation and discovery with direct hand-on experiences. The curriculum includes all of the traditional Montessori areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Geography, Science, Art and Music. The children also practice “Grace and Courtesy” which emphasizes respect of one’s self, for others, for the environment and for one’s work while promoting academic excellence, creativity, and self-motivation and teaching a lifetime love of learning.



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Address & Directions

1685 S Dairy Ashford Rd
Houston, TX 77077
Near West Houston Energy Corridor at South Dairy Ashford and Briar Forest.



Monday – Friday
6:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Dairy Ashford, TX