SJES at a Glance
  • We’re conveniently located and easily accessible — 10 minutes from UT and 5 minutes from Mueller.
  • Our child-friendly, modern campus includes four large well-lit classrooms, a library and literacy area, a sheltered deck, and a playground.
  • The school is open from 7:15 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Innovative programs and curricula offered to meet the specific needs of your child. 
  • Enrichment activities, which vary by program, include chapel, Spanish, music, art, nature hikes, fitness, and storytime through the Austin Public Library.
  • Our mission is to encourage the development of the whole child in a caring community for children from diverse religious, ethnic and economic backgrounds.



A school program preparing your child for the first grade

Ages: 3- 6 years; initial enrollees at ages 3 and 4 (without prior Montessori experience) through Kindergarten

5 Days: Monday – Friday

Hours: 7:15 AM – 3:00 PM (School Day); 3:00 – 6:00 PM (Enrichment)

Brief description: Our curriculum incorporates the teaching philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori, Jean Piaget, and other acknowledged experts in early childhood education. To cultivate children’s natural love of learning, hands-on materials encourage their curious minds and active bodies to explore abstract concepts with concrete experience, so learning is natural and effortless. Our Montessori program helps children develop their own individuality, so that they can strive toward their potential and enables children to create a social structure that honors their contrasting needs as individuals and as a group. It also guides each child along a path of development and education that is natural to them so that they may remain attuned to their own nature, nurture a reverence for the organic order of the universe, and become a whole and integrated human being. These objectives are achieved through practical life activities, sensorial exercises and intellectual materials through which arithmetic, geography, reading and writing, grammar and syntax, music, art, algebra, and geometry are developed in gradual stages. In order to obtain the maximum benefits of our Montessori curriculum, we encourage children to complete a 3-year cycle in the classroom, culminating in kindergarten. Taught by a highly experienced and certified Montessori Guide and Assistants, this program offers families all the benefits and structure of Montessori education.



Full Time

Mon – Fri : 7:15 AM – 6:00 PM