Grades: PK-10 | 222 students
Our School began in 1996 through the interest and efforts of the owner and director Ms. Shetal Walters, and a small group of parents.
The School is committed to developing within each child a sense of responsibility and interdependence with their community and the world.
Accordingly, Desert Garden's philosophy encourages children to appreciate and respect nature and the environment.
Like the flowers in a garden, the children will learn and grow together in peaceful coexistence.
Thus, the name "Desert Garden Montessori." The teacher is there to encourage, redirect, and supervise, but it is the child that learns through personal motivation in manipulating the work itself within the prepared environment.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||American Montessori Society (AMS)
International Montessori Council (IMC)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-10|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences|
|Total Students||222 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 35%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||21 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||11:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Admissions Director||Karen Hurlbert|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
PhoenixGrades: PK-K | 104 students
3221 E Chandler Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85048
MesaGrades: NS-8 | 94 students
1230 N Gilbert Rd
Mesa, AZ 85203
PhoenixGrades: PK-8 | 350 students
4515 East Muirwood Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85048
January 11, 2017
Letters of interest and cover letters are frequently used interchangeably even though they have different purposes.
January 03, 2017
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December 21, 2016
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