Ernest Wood

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Early life

Work as educator


Later years

In 1962, Dr. Wood helped to establish a Montessori school in Houston, Texas, the School of the Woods:

Some people understandably think the school was named for the sylvan setting of its campus. Its name, however, honors Ernest and Hilda Wood, who inspired and guided its founding along Montessori principles. Dr. Wood, a Sanskrit and Asian scholar, introduced the Montessori philosophy to the study group who were considering establishing a new nursery school. When the school opened, he was president of the first board of trustees.[1]

The school has been operating continuously since 1962, and now has classes from preschool through high school.

Honors and awards

In 1924, Dr. Wood was awarded the Subba Row Medal for his contributions to Theosophical literature.

The School of the Woods in Houston, Texas is named after Ernest and Hilda Wood.


  1. "A Brief History of School of the Woods (Established 1962)", School of the Woods web page.