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Nurturing and Educating Our
Future Generation With
Care, Grace, and Compassion

An American Montessori Society (AMS) Recognized School on the Pathway to Accreditation


Established in November 2016, we are an American Montessori Society (AMS) recognized school on the pathway to accreditation. We follow the guidelines of the AMS to establish our curriculum, our programs, teacher training, and policies.

Inspired by the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, we strive to create strong foundations for life for each child in our care. Keep scrolling to learn more about the Montessori childcare method.

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August 2024

August 5  First day of 2024-25 Academic Term

August 8 & 9 Meet the teacher (4:30-5:30pm)

September 2  Labor Day (school closed - NO  care available)

September 6 Grandparent's Day

October 2024

October 17 See me work - Curriculum night student & parents (Toddler) 5-6 pm

October 18 See me work- curriculum night student & parents (Primary PreK, Kinder) 5 - 6 pm.

*October 25 Parade of Halloween Costumes (outdoor family event)

*Get ready with your costumes for our most favorite event at TFM! Alumni welcome to join.

November 2024

November 15 Parent Teacher Conference (Early dismissal 12 noon)

November 27 Thanksgiving Feast (Classroom internal event) Early Dismissal at 12 noon

Nov 18 - 22 Holiday Winter Donation Drive 

November 28-29 Thanksgiving Break School Closed NO care available

December 2024

December 4-5 Holiday Picture Day

December 13 Winter Program Performance

December 23-31 School Closed - NO care available

January 1 School Closed NO Care available

January 2 School OPEN - Happy New Year!

January 20 School Closed for MLK day NO care available 

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Our goal is to help nurture children to be compassionate, independent, caring individuals who will be our future citizens and leaders. We believe that with an enriched environment and personalized education, each child can be lovingly encouraged to achieve and grow to their fullest potential.



We are conveniently located in Aliana, Richmond, close to Sugarland & Katy, with quick access to Hwy 99, Hwy 90, Westpark Tollway.

Our students come to us from Aliana, Harvest Green, New Territory, Grand Mission, Telfair, Long Meadow Farms, Pecan Grove and many more neighborhoods surrounding the area.

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Our Programs

School Hours: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Infants : 3 Months -18 Months
Toddler : 17 months - 36 Months
Primary PreK & Kindergarten : 2.5 yr - 6 Yr

After School (Elementary School Age)

Summer & Spring Break camps (based on enrollment)



We follow the Montessori method and philosophy of education of Dr Maria Montessori.

Well-prepared classroom environments with quality natural materials, fostering independence and a love for learning.


Our Team

Our Directors, Excecutive Directors, Administrators, and a team of dedicated teachers are passionate about education and care for all the children.

Our Classroom lead Guides, are teachers experienced, trained and certified in the Montessori Method and philosophy. They hold teaching credentials approved by AMS or MACTE.

Our Co-teachers are trained to follow the Montessori principles as guided by the lead teachers in each classroom.



-Beautiful Classrooms
-In-house Nutrition Program Fresh Meals cooked daily
-Low Student: Teacher ratio
-Small group sizes
-Large Indoor Gym
-Vegetable & Butterfly garden
-Splash pad
-Outdoor picnic spaces


Affiliate Programs

Kids for Peace - We are a local chapter of this global Non-Profit organization

Extra Curricular

-Soccer Shots





-Languages: Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin

Welcome Message from Our Director

"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child."
~Dr. Maria Montessor

As the Director at The Foundations Montessori, I would like to welcome you to our wonderful school community. My name is Saima Nabeel, and I have over 20 years of experience as a Montessorian.

During my journey, I have worked with leading Montessori schools within and outside of the United States in a variety of roles ranging from a teacher, team leader, and mentor. Prior to starting my professional career, I completed a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Additionally, I am AMS Montessori certified, have a Cache 3 Qualification for Early Childhood Education, and am a credentialed Director with the Childcare Council of Greater Houston.

Over the past few years, TFM has built a strong reputation and is committed to providing exemplary education to its students. Our endeavor for continuous improvement is highlighted by our focus on acquiring AMS accreditation.

The hallmarks of an authentic Montessori school include the core areas of practical life, sensorial, mathematics, language, science, cultural studies, and a focus on general etiquettes such as grace and courtesy. We offer outdoor activities such as morning yoga and gardening to allow the children to explore the world around them. Through various programs such as Kids for Peace, we develop a strong respect for cultural diversity, community, and the environment.

At TFM, we believe in creating a strong partnership between parents and teachers to provide a holistic environment for the child's development. I look forward to meeting you at our parent curriculum nights and several other events at school.

I am proud to be a part of the TFM family. I am positive that through a collaborative effort, we will continue to create wonderful and wholesome learning experiences for the children.

Ms. Saima Nabeel

Accreditation and Affiliations


American Montessori Society

The Foundations Montessori is a recognized member of AMS. This membership gives us opportunities for training our teachers, networking, and enhancing our curriculum with peer interaction and conferences. We have developed our curriculum and classrooms based on the guidelines offered by AMS. Schools are eligible to apply for accreditation after being open for 3 years and meeting all the high standards of AMS. We are on the pathway to accreditation and are committed to working towards the next level in the process.


Kids for Peace

TFM is a local chapter of the global organization Kids For Peace. Kids for Peace is 501(c)(3). TFM students have participated in many activities educating young minds on Peace, harmony, the spirit of sharing, and caring.


My Nguyen recommends The Foundations Montessori

November 1, 2018

"Mrs. Krupa is a great teacher. My son learned how to read 3 letter words and was able to recognize the states on a map at the age of 3 when he was in her class. Everyone at this school is really nice. They take good care of the kids. Highly recommend!"

Audrey Brown Reviewed The Foundations Montessori 5 star

October 10, 2018

"I have loved every part of Foundations Montessori for my two girls. I'm a very picky mom, as most are, and have always felt so comfortable leaving my girls here each day. Ms. Farkahnda cared for my oldest in a way that will forever be in my heart. She went to kindergarten very well prepared, making it an easy transition. On another note, one of my daughters has very severe food allergies (epi-pen), and the school has always been able to accommodate this.

Lids Eagletowers recommends The Foundations Montessori.

November 20, 2018

"TFM is an excellent place for kids to learn and grow. During our initial visit at TFM, we immediately fell in love with the School and Alice with Mrs. Salma. Thank you, Mrs. Salma, for being a very efficient teacher and for teaching Alice how to read and write and much more. Perfect teachers are hard to find but TFM has them all!"

Sehul Patel reviewed The Foundations Montessori 5 star

January 8, 2017

"We enrolled our 11-month-old daughter on the opening day of TFM. We could not be happier with TFM! She learns so much, and it's thrilling to see her grow in such a nourishing environment. The TFM staff is incredibly passionate, loving, knowledgeable, and professional."

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