Who We Are
Casa de Paz is a safe, natural setting prepared by AMI Certified Montessori Guides aimed at keeping children’s natural curiosity alive and providing for them the means of auto-education, meaningful work, and the opportunity to build positive relationships with people of all age groups.
Our vision: a community that is more than a school, an extended family of conscious parents and children that share a passion for natural living, Montessori education, nutrition, holistic wellness, community involvement, and the empowering of children’s rights.
With amazing natural indoor/outdoor home based classrooms, experienced AMI and AMS guides, consultants, and wonderful staff, the community has a basis in love, neighborhood, and education.
History of Casa De Paz
Casa de Paz (CDP) Montessori School and community began with a small pilot project in 2007 (known as the Art of Peace Community until 2013), when passionate Montessorian Catalina Murcia began her dream of providing a loving Montessori community for families in Oak Cliff. The vision was simple: a community that is more than a school, an extended family of parents and children that share a passion for holistic living, Montessori education, nutrition, holistic wellness, and empoweringchildren’s rights.
The school officially opened in March 2009, with a classroom of 4 primary students in a small home in Oak Cliff. It moved to its current location in the fall of 2015 with the help of many parents and community members who worked for 6 months, putting up fencing, painting, creating walls, putting in shelves, etc. Parents, grandparents, children, andfriends joined efforts daily to create our beautiful children’s house. With remarkablenatural outdoor environments, Spanish language immersion, experienced and trained guides, consultants, wonderful staff, professional yoga, dance and music instructors, and organic gardeners, CDP is pleased to be in the hearts of many Oak Cliff families.
We love what we do and hope to continue to aid children’s natural development for along time to come.