Best preschools serving Northwest Hills

The best pre-schools in the North West Hills area are (imo) …

The Early Childhood Program from the JCC

In full disclosure, our son goes to school here, he started at 3 months and loves it, so do we. It is a Jewish school and neither my wife or I are Jewish but they welcomed us anyway. We joined and feel luck to have gotten in because it was absolutely the best place to trust in  caring for our once upon a time infant baby boy. It’s made the top of our list because I can very personally get behind this program. These guys know how to nurture kids, show them a great time and teach them along the way. Our kiddo gets dressed faster when we tell him we are getting ready to go to school and sometimes he doesn’t want to leave when we go to pick him up.

The goal of the Early Childhood Program is to develop competent, happy, curious children. Teachers offer a variety of activities to stimulate children physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. Activities are both structured and spontaneous. The school provides opportunities that encourage the development of children’s self-esteem and self-control with the use of positive guidance, an appreciation of cultural diversity, and respect for each child’s individuality. The ECP also introduces the children and their families to Jewish holidays and customs and fosters a developmentally appropriate understanding of Jewish culture in the context of a multicultural society.

Now that our two year old is reaching an age where other schools are a possibility we are looking around and talking to other parents to see if there are even better opportunities for our little man.

Magellan International School came highly recommended from many of our friends.

These guys have a serious focus on academics and giving children an understanding of the world they are in. They focus on different parts of the world and use their skills in math, language, arts and crafts etc to explore the nuances and cultures of other areas. I think of it as cross training a bunch of different disciplines with a focus on cool subjects.

This is a very unique daycare center (and private establishment for school aged children) in Austin, Texas. The curriculum is designed to deliver an international education experience that will expand the horizons of each child.

Kids are taught important language, art, math and computer skills within an educational framework that helps them build self-confidence and critical thought processes. Each student is immersed in language lessons and is expected to become bilingual in English/Spanish. Even the basics of Mandarin Chinese are included in the school’s lesson plans.

All of the classes are designed to help young children develop a broader understanding of the world and other cultures. Tolerance, acceptance, respect and innovative thinking are promoted and encouraged at Austin’s Magellan International School.

 The Children’s School

The Children’s school is a Montesori that has been educating Austin’s children for 30+ years. It is very well regarded.  While the buildings are old and the landlord has no intention of fixing them up the inside is pristine. There is a place for everything and everything is in its place. Historically the kids that go here are much further ahead than others going into elementary school. We almost overlooked the school because of its rough exterior. Then one day one of our friends kids was multiplying and asking me again and again for more multiplication problems – he kept getting them right and he was having a blast. The kid was 5 years old and blowing my mind with what he could do. This one is definitely on our short list.

The Children’s School mission is to promote, support, direct a balanced Montesorri-based Early Child and Elementary program that perfectly meets the needs of the children and in which children have ownership and are treated uniquely, not equally. We cultivate and honor children’s innate love of learning as they prepare for a life of purpose, integrity, and academic accomplishment. The Children’s School students gain the skills and confidence to meet the challenges of self, family, community, and the world at large.

We are blessed to have so many great preschool choices right here so close to home in Northwest Hills.


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  1. Rhone McCall
    November 14, 2012 | 7:44 pm

    Hello! St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School offers a wonderful, loving preschool (2 yr old) through Kindergarten program in the heart of NW Hills. The address is 8134 Mesa Drive and the telephone # is (512) 345-3040 for more info. Francie Thurman is the Head of School if you are interested in a tour! 🙂

  2. Paul Reddam
    November 14, 2012 | 10:12 pm

    We’ve heard good things about your school too. We’ll take it into consideration. Thanks for reaching out.

  3. Haley Oyler
    July 11, 2013 | 3:25 pm

    Do you mind me asking where you decided to send your little one? We have a 2 year old, as well. He will be too old to attend his current day care soon so we are looking at other options in the NW Hills area.

  4. Paul Reddam
    July 11, 2013 | 8:55 pm

    Happy to share Haley. I’ll send you a private e-mail in a minute.

  5. Julija Zommere
    November 13, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    Hi! We are moving from Tucson, AZ to Austin in January, to Northwest Hills. Our son, who is 6 will go to Doss Elementary, but we are not sure about the preschool for our 3 year old. Here in Tucosn she goes to very nice, little private preschool with play based learning curriculum. Where did you chose send your little one?

  6. Paul Reddam
    November 13, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    Happy to share but would rather not here – feel free to call me on my mobile 512.789.0869. I’ll be around for about 30 minutes.