A little about the school...
Pettigrew Academy was established in 2005 by Mrs. Kim Bauman.  Kim had a desire for a small, Montessori-based school where children could flourish in a structured home-like environment.  The school is set in a historic Victorian manor in Waxahachie that relaxes students and allows them to concentrate on their school work. 

Kim Bauman - Director/Owner
30 years of experience  |  Master's from Southern Methodist University/Dallas  |  B.A. in English from University of Missouri/St. Louis  |  60 Additional Graduate Education Hours  |  Certified Texas Teacher 1-8  |  Certified Montessori Teacher (AMS) 6-9  |  Certified Montessori Teacher (AMS) 9-12  |  Certified Trainer of Teachers  |  Certified Great Books Leader  |  Adjunct Navarro College - Waxahachie, Texas  |  Public and Private School Experience Grades 1-12

Pettigrew Academy
806 East Marvin Ave., Waxahachie, TX 75165

Traditional program

Individualized Instruction -  A Montessori Philosophy School with hands on materials and individualized instruction with a carefully prepared learning environment for your child to have the opportunity to reach his/her full potential.

Is your child happy at school?  Do they need to be able to have the opportunity to go to higher or lower "grade" levels for some skills?  Does your child enjoy being outside and being creative as well as the highest academic standards?

Science-Latin-Geometry-Spanish-Classical Literature-Art-Math-Music-History-Sewing-Research-Archery-Vocabulary Building-Reading for Pleasure-Cooking-Biology-Zoology-Botany-Geography

To enroll , please call for a parent tour/interview and then a student interview.
For more information call 972-923-1633

Special programs:

  • Junior Master Gardening
  • Master Naturalist Program
  • Spanish - taught by Renee Guerra
  •                           B.S. in Child Development - minor in Elementary Education. Certified to teach preschool through sixth grade certified to                            teach Bilingual Education. Eleven years total teaching experience, six years in Bilingual Education.
  • 4H
  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Music
  • Art
  • Archery