Dedicated to helping children reach their fullest potential

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Who We Are

Bonne Vie School is dedicated to helping children reach their fullest potential and giving them the best possible start to life.​

Our mission is to provide a learning environment that nurtures the spirit of the child and creates joyful learners.  Our philosophy is hand-in-hand with that of Maria Montessori.

Our director, and primary lead teacher, Nadine Mouton-McKinney, has been a Montessori teacher since 1987.

Classes Offered

La Serre is Bonne Vie’s name for the toddler environment.  This environment is for children 18 months to three years of age.  It is in La Serre that the child becomes rooted in a joy of learning.  At Bonne Vie we not only concentrate on providing a strong academic program, we also provide opportunities for the child to develop socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.


Le Jardin is Bonne Vie’s name for the primary environment.  This environment is for children two and a half to six years of age.  After careful nurturing in La Serre, the child blooms in Le Jardin.  It is our belief that Montessori education is not a method, but a preparation for life.  Our primary goal is to assist the child in the development of his/her fullest potential.

Montessori school students playing in snow in Houston TX
Montessori school children in Houston Texas

Guiding Principles


The Bonne Vie School offers a traditional nine-month day school.  Our school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 2:00 pm.  Students who nap easily are invited to nap at school.  Children who have outgrown their naps are encouraged to stay for our extended academic day until 2:00 pm.

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The Bonne Vie School is conveniently located in the Afton Oaks area. We are a community minded school serving the greater Houston area.