East Texas Montessori Prep Academy

Pre-K - K
Start/End Times
7:30am - 2:45pm
Uniform Code
Royal Blue
Light Blue
Distinction Designations
Community Partners
Communities in Schools
Fellowship Bible Church
Goodland Dentistry
Hospitality ER
Kona Ice
LeTourneau University
See Saw Daycare
The O'Reily Group
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Gregg County
Gregg County Master Gardeners
Academic Offerings

Language, Mathematics, History,  Sciences, and The Arts


400 North Eastman Rd, Longview, TX 75601


(903) 803-5000

About East Texas Montessori Prep Academy

The transition to Montessori education in public school systems across the country is a growing national trend. In 2018, Longview ISD made the transition to Montessori, leading the way in public education for East Texas with one of the largest public Montessori schools in the nation, East Texas Montessori Prep Academy.

Montessori is simply a different way of learning. Instead of a traditional model of students passively listening, memorizing, and being tested, Montessori lessons are individualized and child-centered, allowing the students to be hands-on, active learners.

  • Largest public, free Montessori campus in the United States

  • Self-motivated education

  • Teacher guided

The goal of a Montessori education at ETX Montessori Prep is the natural development of students into self-motivated and capable lifelong learners with a strong sense of self and a natural desire for knowledge, understanding, and respect. 

Montessori educators give interdisciplinary lessons in areas such as language, mathematics, history, the sciences and the arts, examining a wide range of subjects. These are typically given near the beginning of the school term and provide the basis for learning throughout the year. The lessons are designed to offer inspiration and open doors to new areas of investigation. 

And just as traditional schools are mandated to administer standardized tests, public Montessori schools must also administer the same tests to their students. Overall, Montessori schools perform better, often exceeding state learning standards.

Considered by many as a quality education reserved for affluent preparatory school students, costing thousands of dollars in tuition, the public-based Montessori program at Longview ISD schools is free and makes its students feel welcomed, respected, valued, and empowered. It’s not about where our students come from, it’s where we’re helping them to go in their educational journey and in life.