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Notes for Prospective Students
Through the years, Foothills Montessori School has focused on
developing an incredible faculty.
We have a low student-to-teacher
ration of 10:1 and a history of strong staff and student retention,
which leads to positive, longterm personal and professional
Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced,
and are deeply committed to our school and its mission.
Each of our
head teachers holds a bachelor's degree and many hold advanced
degrees as well.
Each head teacher has also received a diploma from
an accredited Montessori training program, which involves 14-18
months of intensive study, including a year-long internship under a
Our teachers have refined their teaching methods
and their classroom environments with great care and many serve as
mentors and teacher educators throughout the country.
Our staff is
guided by our Head of School and Founder, and is supported by our
highly dedicated administrative staff.
Our school is founded on the
four timeless pillars of acadamic excellence, universal values,
global understanding, and service.
Foothills Montessori School
believes in serving the whole child--intellectually, spiritually,
emotionally, and physically.
We strive to cultivate in each child a
lifelong love of learning and a passion for excellence.
an environment of respect and compassion where children can
progress to their highest potential and where their curiousity,
creativity, and imagination are nourished.
Our paramount goal is to
ensure that our students are well-prepared to excel in their future
educational endeavors and in every aspect of their lives.
nestled at the base of Black Mountain in the Green Valley area of
In keeping with our commitment to open space and
contact with the natural world, our campus includes a large playing
field, spacious courtyard, and outdoor classrooms with adjoining
We are adjacent to a park and have breathtaking views of
the surrounding foothills and the city below.
Our building was
designed around the Montessori philosophy of education.
beautiful, well-equipped and spacious classrooms and a
multi-purpose room that accomodates our performing arts program and
special school events.
Each of our elementary classrooms has
computer stations and we have an inviting and well-stocked library.
Approximately 300 students attend Foothills Montessori School,
including multi-age classes of half-day or full-day preschool
students, full-day Kindergarten students, elementary students from
first through fifth grade, and middle school students from sixth
through eighth grade.
Our faculty and administrative staff numbers
approximately 40 highly qualified individuals.
We have an active
and supportive parent base and a strong sense of community.
offer before and after school programs plus an exciting summer camp
program that enriches and expands our extensive curriculum.
challenging curriculum is enhanced by specialists who teach music,
performing arts, foreign language, computer technology, art, and
Students have the opportunity to join a variety
of after school clubs such as dance, karate, choir, student
government,and drama, and to participate in competitive team