Our History

Pines Montessori School was founded in 1977. We are Associate members of the American Montessori Society and are members of the International Montessori Council. Pines is licensed by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.

Pines Montessori School has earned accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.

Pines earned accreditation from the International Montessori Council in 2019.




sacs_accred_sealNCA CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet NCA CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school improvement.  NCA CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school but also assures parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.


We are proud supporters of the Montessori movie project, Building the Pink Tower.
The project goal is to create a feature-length documentary film that opens our eyes to what Montessori education means today.
Read more about it at www.buildingthepinktower.org.


Montessori Census

We are part of the 2013/2014 USA Montessori Census.
The census is the nation’s premier statistical agency on Montessori.
More information at www.montessoricensus.org.




Pines is a Goldman Sachs, 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni



Other Affiliations through the years:

  • In 1982, Pines Montessori School became affiliated with the University of Washington’s research program.
  • 1985 brought an association with the University of Houston’s Department of Education.
  • In 1986 the U.S. Department of Education awarded Pines Montessori School the Blue Ribbon Excellence in Education award for exemplary educational practices and programs.



3535 Cedar Knolls
Kingwood, Texas 77339

tel. 281-358-8933
fax 281-358-3162