Our Story

Welcome to Esprit International School! At Esprit, we are dedicated to building a solid foundation of joy for learning. The love of learning and love of life are the fundamental approaches we apply in teaching each student. Our primary goal is to provide a rich environment with abundant opportunities for any child to develop his or her highest potential. Our goal is the same as yours: to help your child discover and develop their talents. . . their gifts. Take a journey through the pages of this site and see how the Esprit commitment and philosophy works for the education of the students entrusted to us. It is a special trust; one we are honored to hold. At Esprit, our faculty and staff are dedicated to the lively, spirited intelligence of youth that is our future. Esprit ... the educational journey.

A History of Teaching, A History of Learning

In September of 1999 Esprit opened in The Woodlands, Texas with one 3-6 year old class of 18 students. In short order, the need for a Montessori elementary class was identified by parents who saw great learning successes in their children as a result of being taught by the Montessori method. One year later, in September 2000, Esprit opened the first Montessori elementary school in The Woodlands.

Since then, the growth of Esprit has been steady and purposeful. Standards and benchmark assessments have been established to ensure the consistency of quality teaching in each of our classrooms. New programs have also been added each year. The School now has five divisions to meet the needs of a wide range of learners in multi-age classroom environments.

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The Future Looks Bright

In a word, our future is bright. We embrace the Montessori philosophy and methodology, yet also draw on elements of other systems of education to provide a wide range of opportunities for the students enrolled in our school. We strive daily to continue to realize the vision of a school that meets the needs of individual learners. Esprit occupies a beautiful, wooded 3-acre campus in the heart of The Woodlands that provides considerable room for growth. Our vision is to grow in size to a community of approximately 300 learners ranging in age from 18m through high school guided by committed and caring professionals. In our long range plans, the Esprit Pre-primary and Primary programs will meet the needs of approximately 70 students. Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary, will be comprised of approximately 50 students in each multi-aged grouping. Secondary will be comprised of approximately 40 students in each multi-aged grouping. With the incorporation of the IB program, we are preparing our students for success. With our new facilities, faculty additions and continuing foundational teaching philosophy, the future of Esprit is very strong, indeed.

 

The ESPRIT Philosophy

Esprit International School is an independent, non-sectarian school with a diverse student population enrolling children ages 18m - 12th Grade. The school's philosophy is inspired by the educational thought of Dr. Maria Montessori, and the models for the classrooms and for the developmental learning materials were created by her. The school continues her work in developmental psychology and education, yet incorporates components of the learning premises of a number of leading educational theorists including Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky and Eric Jensen.

The child and his or her needs are the central and commanding focus of the learning process at Esprit. It is the role of the teacher and of the school to observe, to know and to support the child as he or she proceeds through their stages of development. Each child has unlimited possibilities and the future rests on our ability to cultivate this potential.

As educators, we believe that the full potential of each person is realized through an ordered, challenging, nurturing environment that meets the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual needs of each person.

 

 Respect for other people

An environment that encourages cooperation

 

Self-reliance and hard work

 

Esprit International School

Welcome to Esprit International School! At Esprit, we are dedicated to building a solid foundation of joy for learning. The love of learning and love of life are the fundamental approaches we apply in teaching each student.

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A History of Teaching, A History of Learning

In September of 1999 Esprit opened in The Woodlands, Texas with one 3-6 year old class of 18 students. In short order, the need for a Montessori elementary class was identified by parents who saw great learning successes in their children as a result of being taught by the Montessori method. One year later, in September 2000, Esprit opened the first Montessori elementary school in The Woodlands.

Since then, the growth of Esprit has been steady and purposeful. Standards and benchmark assessments have been established to ensure the consistency of quality teaching in each of our classrooms. New programs have also been added each year. The School now has five divisions to meet the needs of a wide range of learners in multi-age classroom environments.

TAP on a grade level below to learn more