Austin Montessori Elementary Magnet

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    Welcome to
    Austin Montessori Magnet Elementary!



    “We must, therefore, turn to the child as to the key to the fate of our future life.” -Maria Montessori


    Principal: Tania Hagood
    Assistant Principal:
     Connie Conner

    Secretary: Kristian Lee

    Elvia Casarez

    Counselor: Melanie Thayer
    Nurse Staff: Haley Akers

    You can find us at:
    901 N. Lee Ave. Odessa, TX 79761

    Please give us a call at:
    Main Office: (432) 456-1029
    Fax: (432) 456-1028


  • New Student Orientation Schedule



    Parents wanting to submit an application for new students to Austin Montessori Magnet Elementary will attend an orientation session before the application is considered for the lottery.  The last day to submit an application is Friday, March 8, 2019.  The sessions are brief (30 minutes) and are designed to explain the Montessori curriculum, campus expectations of parents and students and the parental commitment that is required. 


    Applications for the fall semester will be submitted online at


    Please select one of the following sessions to attend:


    Time Orientation Begins

    February 19, 2019

    5:30 pm

    February 28, 2019

    5:30 pm

    *March 5, 2019* - bilingual only

    5:30 pm

    March 19, 2019

    5:30 pm


    The last session that will be offered is March 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm.  All orientation sessions will take place at Austin Montessori Elementary in the Cafeteria.  All sessions will begin promptly at the scheduled time and doors will be closed immediately after the session has begun (5:35pm). Please be on time! *March 5th at 5:30 pm will be the only date for a bilingual presentation (no English presentation on this date). A parent or legal guardian must attend orientation and stay for the duration of the presentation. Students are not required to attend.   


    Student applications will only be accepted online until March 8th.  No new applications will be processed without attending the orientation. All 3 year old applicants will also be required to attend an interview with our staff. Appointments for interviews will be made at the scheduled orientations. The student and at least one parent or legal guardian are required to attend the interview.


    Thank you for your interest in Montessori Education and our campus!  We look forward to the possibility of working with your student and family. 




    Tania Hagood                                                                                                                   



    Connie Conner

    Assistant Principal

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