Goodwater Montessori Public Charter School

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Information for New Families

Registration Documents Needed at Enrollment:

In addition to completing the online packet that was emailed, families must also provide the following documents:

  • Copy of Parent/guardian photo ID.
  • Copy of Child’s birth certificate.
  • Copy of Child’s Social Security card
  • Immunizations records or notarized Exemption Affidavit.
  • Proof of residency within the geographic boundary of Williamson County, Texas, in the form of a utility bill, etc.


Families of PreK students should note the documentation needed at this link:


Classroom Previsits

Students and parents/guardians will visit their new classrooms and meet their Guide and Assistant prior to beginning school if they are beginning school during the school year. If they are beginning at the start of the school year, Elementary and Adolescent students will attend an open house in August, while Primary classroom visits will be arranged between parents/guardians and Guides.



School Hours: 7:55 AM – 3:15 PM Daily

Arrival begins at 7:30 AM. Parents and Guardians may walk students in during the first week of school, but after that all students must be dropped off at the entrances in accordance with the arrival procedures. Arrival and dismissal procedures and routes can be found below. Please note that the routes are different/reversed.


Pickup at the 3:15 carline requires a Car Line card, which will be provided by the office.


Important Attendance Information

If your student is enrolled in Goodwater Montessori School their attendance is compulsory – this means that students must attend every day and for the entire length of their school day. Even those who are enrolled in the PreKindergarten program must attend every day (unless they are ill) or they risk losing their spot in the school. Please do not schedule travel or vacation during school hours. Goodwater is a public school and must abide by the school attendance laws of the State of Texas. The School Calendar can be found HERE.


Lunch Information

Goodwater offers a daily Hot Lunch option for all students. Please note that the deadline for ordering hot lunch is Sunday before midnight for the following week. Students may also bring their lunch daily. Please keep in mind we have communities that are a nut-free. If you are not sure if your community is a nut-free community, please reach out to your guide. All lunches are eaten in the classrooms as part of the Montessori Model.

See this link for more Hot Lunch information, including free and reduced applications.


After School Enrichment

Goodwater offers an After School Enrichment program daily from dismissal at 3:15 PM until 6 PM.  Online registration on the website is here:



Supply Lists and Other Needs

All students will be responsible for supplying their personal indoor shoes and water bottle. The PreK-3 students will need to bring nap items.


Parent Communications

We send a weekly School Newsletter to all Families. Additionally, each Guide will send emails to their families with information specific to that Community.

We do our very best to keep all information on the website current and for the information to be comprehensive and useable. Please get to know and refer to the website if you have questions – if you have additional questions please do not hesitate to email us at



School Handbook

This handbook contains important information such as the Montessori information, Dress Code, acceptable lunch items, Code of Conduct, etc. It can be found on the website here:


School and Family Agreement

Goodwater Montessori School Montessori School is a learning community that seeks to educate the whole child. We take seriously our commitment to serve not only children enrolled in the School but the entire family. Children thrive when home and school work in harmony, with both environments sharing the same educational values and expectations. Choosing to attend Goodwater means families agree to a set of expectations related to the School’s mission, operating principles, and policies. Those principles and policies are described here.