210-496-6033 | 4194 Jung Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247

Primary


Our Primary Program (Ages 3 ½ to 5)

The Primary Program is designed for ages 3 ½ to 5 years. The Primary Classroom offers a rich environment containing practical life and sensorial work that increases in difficulty. The primary student continues to build upon the reading, math, and language foundation that had previously developed.

Geography is introduced. Hemispheres, continents, land and landforms, oceans, native animals, customs, and traditions await these students. Language, communication, and negotiation skills naturally develop when social situations arise on the playground and within the classroom. Students are taught to use skills to solve problems peacefully.

As students interact socially, problems surface and offer real opportunities for practice in grace and courtesy. Language, communication, and negotiation skills develop especially, when the need is seemingly, to the children, so urgent.

Special Programs


  • Barnyard – Maria Montessori believed with knowledge comes respect. Our barnyard offers an intimate experience for observation and care taking. The Primary students only observe the animals and do not make contact with them. The students will, however, begin to take part in caring for the animals as they progress into the Upper Elementary Program.
  • Butterfly Garden & Garden Boxes – On campus we maintain a butterfly garden and each class has its own garden box that the children plant and water. The students enjoy completing the work cycle, learning about the environment, and understanding this ecosystem.
  • Fine Arts Performances – Our Fine Arts program provides children with the foundation for knowledge and appreciation of the master artists and composers as well as opportunities for self-expression. Throughout the year, parents/guardians are invited to enjoy performances given by the children.

Child Care Assistance Programs – We are a Provider for the following:

  • CCS, Child Care Services: The Child Care Services (CCS) division of the City of San Antonio partners with Alamo Area Development Cooperation (AADC) to provide child care and provider management services for Bexar County, and 11 surrounding areas including: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson.
  • NACCRA: Child Care Aware of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care.
  • GSA: Child Care Subsidies for Federal Employees. Child care subsidy programs provide financial assistance to eligible families to assist with child care costs.

Meet Our Primary Teachers


Ms. Martha Trinidad

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msmartha@countrydayschool.net

Ms. Martha has been teaching for 27 years, 19 of which have been at SACDMS. She chose to teach at SACDMS because she believes it is the best school in San Antonio, and she enjoys working with the wonderful staff at SACDMS. Ms. Martha always looks forward to going to school with a positive attitude. She also chose Montessori for her children; all four attended Montessori schools. Ms. Martha enjoys working with her students and helping them develop confidence, independence, and a love of learning. When she’s not in the classroom, Ms. Martha enjoys spending time with her family. Ms. Martha attended school in Brownsville, Texas and is Montessori Certified, ages 3-6.

Ms. Coty Madrazo

Pre-Primary-Ms-Alicia


coty@countrydayschool.net

Ms. Coty has been teaching for 19 years, three of which have been at SACDMS. She chose SACDMS because she believes it’s a great school, with great teachers, and a great community. She enjoys teaching at a Montessori school because she is able to watch the students learn, and especially when the student realizes they can read or understand a math lesson. Ms. Coty strives to teach her students the value of responsibility, honesty, friendship, and success. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Coty likes to have picnics and see the children play outside. Ms. Coty attended the University of Texas at Brownsville, and is Primary Certified, ages 3-6.

Ms. Cybil Harvey

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cybil@countrydayschool.net

Ms. Cybil has been teaching for 9 years, 7 of which have been in Montessori schools. She believes that the job of the Montessori Guide is to follow the child, allow him/her time to develop skills, and continually observe the child in order to appropriately provide the next lesson in the Montessori curriculum. A positive communicator with a joyful outlook on life, Ms. Cybil has learned that the children continually teach her something new. She is 0-3 Montessori certified, and is nearing the completion her 3-6 Montessori certified training. Ms. Cybil was Ms. Sumi’s Primary assistant at their former school and was well trained by a superb teacher!

Primary School Supply List

Primary Tuition

Primary Registration Fee: $300

First Child M-F M, W, F T/Th
Annual $8,700 $7,600 $7,400
Semi-Annual $4,350 $3,800 $3,700
10 Month Aug-May $880 $770 $750
12 Month Jun-May $734 $645 $625

Primary – Second Child

Second Child M-F M, W, F T/Th
Annual $8,000 $7,000 $5,900
Semi-Annual $4,000 $3,500 $2,950
10 Month Aug-May $820 $720 $610
12 Month Jun-May $684 $600 $509

*Please Note: 10 & 12 month tuition schedules are paid per month. Application and registration fees are non-negotiable and non-refundable.

Early Bird & After School Enrichment


Activities include building and construction activities, games of strategy, and cooperative play. If your Primary student finds school a difficult adjustment, consider this program for a smooth transition into the Montessori classroom at 9:30 a.m.

Early Birds Daily Rate M-F M, W, F T/Th
7:30 – 8:00 $5 $95 $55 $35
7:30 – 9:30 $15 $300 $180 $120
8:00 – 9:30 $10 $160 $93 $69
8:30 – 9:30 $7 $110 $69 $49

 

After School Enrichment Daily Rate M-F M, W, F T/Th
2:30 – 4:00 $12 $180 $104 $77
2:30 – 5:30 $15 $225 $154 $110

Admissions & Enrollment Process for New Students


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Students will be accepted if the following criteria are met:

  1. The school is confident the student’s needs can be met at SACDMS.
  2. Evidence is present that the school and family are a suitable fit for the SACDMS community.
  3. The school, the parents, and the student commit to share equally in the educational  process.

Enrollment


At San Antonio Country Day Montessori School, we accept applications regardless of race, color, creed, religion, or national origin. Formal registration for the following Fall/Spring terms begins in February, with registration ongoing until class sizes are realized. Waiting lists are maintained and when openings become available parents/guardians will be called in order taken.

Before admission, an enrollment contract complete with registration fee, Physician’s Statement, current shot record, and automatic tuition payment authorization must be on file in the Admission’s Office.

Please Note: Application and registration fees are non-negotiable and non-refundable.