Creative School

Hearts for Loving, Hands for Learning

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M-F 4s

Teacher: Mrs. Martha Schwalm


Name:Martha Schwalm

Year started at Creative School:2016

Sneak peek about me:I am certified to teach grades 1-8 but teaching 4 year olds is my absolute favorite. I love being outdoors and think it is essential to wellbeing.  I have four children so I figured out long ago that I don’t have all the answers and that I’ll need a zone defense.

Favorite scripture:‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

Words to live by:The less you assume you know, the smarter you become.

Dream vacation:Hawaii.  There are beaches to lay on, rain forests to explore, and enough chocolate to keep me going.

Teaching philosophy: “Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.”  --Maria Montessori




The Creative School is a non-profit school and a ministry of  Walnut Hill United Methodist Church. Educating children in north Dallas for over 60 years, we offer programs for children from 20 months of age through Prekindergarden 4s. We operate on a 9 month calendar, September – May. 


Our morning preschool hours are 9 A.M.  – 12 noon with an optional extended program until 2 pm. We provide a secure and Christian environment that encourages children to learn and grow. 


Our preschool curriculum is developmentally appropriate and addresses all areas of early childhood development including: literacy, math, science, art and fine motor. Enrichment classes include Music and Movement, Spanish, and Library. Our older children also attend a weekly chapel service.