Parent FAQ: Why Choose ACA?

What is Montessori?

Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was one of the most influential early child educators of the 20th century. She developed an educational method and philosophy to encourage children to grow as a whole, covering all aspects of development–intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual. The Montessori Method is based on her studies in psychiatry and education and her real-life application of principles and practices with disadvantaged children in Rome. Dr. Montessori went on to expand her philosophy into a unique instructional method designed to utilize and nurture the developmental instincts of children. ACA is dedicated to spreading the philosophy of Dr. Montessori Austin-wide.


Is lunch provided?

ACA provides morning and afternoon snacks. Each child brings a nut-free and candy-free lunch, which helps us keep students healthy, happy, and within the diverse dietary guidelines any particular students may have.

What are the hours of operation?

We are open from 7:30am – 6:00pm Monday through Friday

What snacks are served?

All snacks are healthy, low in salt and sugar. [All snacks provided by ACA are peanut-free.]

What days are included in the 3-day program?

During registration, parents may choose any three days they would like their child to attend class each week. A two-week notice must be submitted for any changes to schedule.

When is tuition due?

Tuition is due on the 1st day of each month. A late fee is added if tuition is paid after the 3rd day of the month

What time does the school day begin?

All classes begin promptly at 8:30a.m.

Do we have part-time programs?

Yes, we have a variety of part-time programs, including three-day and half-day.

Is there a discount for siblings?

Yes, there is a 5% discount applied to the oldest child’s monthly tuition fees

Is there a waiting list?

There is currently no waiting list.

Do you have current availability?

Yes, we are currently enrolling.

How do I enroll?

Start by visiting our admissions page.


You may also call us at 512.331.2075 to schedule an appointment with the Director.

What to expect

During the first few weeks of school, do not be alarmed if your child:

  • is extremely shy or clings to you
  • is aggressive with others or refuses to share
  • cries or is easily emotional
  • is reluctant to talk about what happens at school
  • becomes upset with you for leaving them

faqThese are all related symptoms of stress and tension in a new situation and will gradually disappear as the child becomes familiar with the teachers, the classroom routine, and their new friends. Be sympathetic and supportive during this time. Some things you can do to help your child adjust to school are:

  • Let your child bring in a favorite security object that they could keep in their cubby (blanket, family photo, etc. NO TOYS or electronics).
  • Allow your child to stand and observe others, as this is one way of learning.
  • Do not put pressure on your child to produce something at school to bring home.
  • Do not push your child to conform to routines without time to adjust.
  • Allow time for personal routine, such as a nourishing breakfast and a safe ride to school.
  • Have a positive, friendly attitude when parting with your child.
  • Encourage specific talks about school by asking questions, such as “What did you learn during circle time today” or “What did you eat for snack today” rather than “What did you do today?”
  • Remember that being relaxed will help your child relax.

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