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Jake Peters

03 April 2009

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Make it extraordinary!

Make it extraordinary!

With children spending as much as 40 hours a week in the care of teachers and administrators, finding the perfect school is a top priority for parents. Unfortunately, parents do not always have the luxury of assuming all educational facilities will provide their children with an exceptional education which fosters a love of learning or a nurturing environment in which young ones may thrive and develop positive self-esteem.

The sad truth of this reality was the impetus for Castle Montessori Founder and Director, Varsha Patel. This former corporate executive searched relentlessly for a school that would provide her children top-notch care and a first-rate education. Time and time again, Patel was disappointed. With her husband by her side, she developed a school based on the work of Dr. Maria Montessori, a school filled by qualified teachers who would care for each and every child as if they were their own.

“I wanted to create the perfect balance between the parents’ needs, the staff’s needs and, most importantly, the children’s needs. I built Castle Montessori schools to meet the parents’ expectations. Nurturing and educating children, inspiring them, and creating an environment that builds self-esteem are my passions,” Patel remarks.

With two highly-respected schools located in Flower Mound and Carrollton, Patel’s reputation for providing what she promises continues to grow as Castle Montessori opens their newest location in McKinney.

Patel meets her high standards by building each school from the ground up with the goal of fostering children’s natural instinct for learning. By employing experienced lead teachers (Directresses) certified by the American Montessori Society (AMS), Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), Patel ensures each staff member has successfully completed rigorous educational training. Additionally, Castle Montessori is voluntarily regulated by AMS to ensure an unbiased method of checks and balances to ease parents’ concerns by maintaining compliance to strict regulations.

“I want parents to know I have taken the necessary measures to create a safe, nurturing, educational environment for their children. I am hands-on and keep an eye on every aspect of our schools. I encourage parents to visit us any time, no appointment necessary, so they can see what we do at our schools,” Patel comments.

Castle Montessori schools are housed in state-of-the-art facilities which boast computer labs, well-organized classrooms with comprehensive Montessori teaching materials, indoor gymnasiums, outdoor playgrounds, music rooms, closed-circuit monitoring security systems, and healthy catered meals. With all of these amenities, Patel has created schools she searched for during her children’s youth.

“Because I’ve lived the experience of looking for good schools, I’ve made certain that I offer families more than a just a classical Montessori curriculum. We have year-round programs for children ages 18 months to nine years, before and after-school care, a nature study program, a music program, a computer program, two foreign languages and extracurricular activities including dance, martial arts, foreign language, and drama. Most importantly, I want parents to rest assure that our staff of highly-qualified professionals will take care of their children the way they would,” Patel continues.

For more information on Castle Montessori family of schools, please visit or contact the school directly at the following locations:

Carrollton, TX:  972-492-5555

Flower Mound, TX:  972-539-3333

McKinney, TX:  972-529-1222

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