Desert Garden Montessori

Tel: (480)496-9833
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 Overview

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
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 222 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Desert Garden Montessori Student 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
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