Award Year: 2015

Harry Stone Montessori Academy

4747 Veterans Drive
Dallas, TX, 75216-7103

(972) 794-3400

Ms. Aretha Nichole Brooks, Principal at time of Nomination

Ms. Lisa Curry, Current Principal

Title I School, Magnet School

Dallas Independent School District

School Website


We strive to create life-long learners; fostering individual responsibility, mutual respect, self-discipline, and a passion for excellence to become inquiring, compassionate, global citizens who take action.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 41%
  • White: 5%
  • Hispanic: 51%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 21%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Life-long learners taking action to create a better world

Life-long learners taking action to create a better world

A culture of respect and an unapologetic obsession with excellence characterizes Harry Stone Montessori Academy. This culture is guided each year by a theme of excellence. We know that building relationships with students is key to their success, and they know we all genuinely care about each of them. Students are immersed in engaging, inquiry-based learning, working collaboratively with each other and their teachers. They understand they are responsible for their learning and know they are being prepared and equipped for leadership in a global society and strive to actualize the student pledge, “We will show kindness, compassion, and respect to other people, to ourselves, and to our earth. It only takes one person to change the world and I will be the one.”

In keeping with our philosophy of educating the whole child, we have a highly acclaimed and award-winning Fine Arts Department where our students participate in choir, orchestra, theater, and visual arts. When you visit our campus you will see some of their award winning paintings and sculptures displayed throughout the campus.

As an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Middle Years Program (MYP), we are a unique nontraditional public middle school, and our electives teachers and physical campus space are shared with our elementary Montessori school which provides the opportunity for students to be part of Stone from prekindergarten through eighth grade.

Our focus will continue to be on empowering our students to become life-long learners whose actions positively impact our future.