About Us

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About St. Paul’s Episcopal Montessori School
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“The goal for early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn”  – Maria Montessori

Our mission is to educate a diverse community of children, nurturing mind, body, and spirit through a Montessori education in the Episcopal tradition.

Thank you for your interest in St. Paul’s Episcopal Montessori School! 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Montessori School is a special place… It is a place where children feel at home, where they are loved and respected, and where they can grow and flourish in a holistic way. With an Episcopal foundation and through a Montessori approach, we guide children to love and respect the earth and the people around them, and we nurture their innate desire to positively contribute to their community.

We are a nurturing, inclusive, and connected community, and we would love to invite you to come visit us! I truly look forward to meeting you and your family!

Macleay Scaljon Martinez

Head of School

Our History

St. Paul’s Episcopal Montessori School was founded in 2005 by Kay Karcher Mijangos, a Montessori guide with 30 years of classroom experience and a dream to bring Montessori to underprivileged children in San Antonio. As Mijangos set out to make her dream a reality, one very generous family at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was busy making possible the renovation of the education building that previously had been unoccupied. Thus, St. Paul’s Episcopal Montessori School (St. Paul’s) was born. In January 2005, St. Paul’s opened its doors with five students and a firm commitment to teach any student who wanted a Montessori education in the Episcopal tradition. Today, St. Paul’s is a beacon in education, attracting more than 75 children ranging in age from 18 months to 12 years from across San Antonio to the historic Government Hill neighborhood.