Desert Montessori School

To provide a personalized, engaging education that inspires a life-long love of learning, fosters meaningful, independent thinking, social responsibility and self-confidence.
Utilizing the Montessori approach and values, along with proven best-practices, DMS shines as an inspiring, respectful, safe and caring community for every student, parent and teacher.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 88 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,200
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1994
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
88 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Desert Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$6,000
Admissions Director
Phoebe Walendziak
Admissions Associate
Autumn Wise

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Spanish Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Music classes

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Swim Team

School Notes

  • The school promotes the long term growth within a Montessori education by creating unique physical environments staffed with dedicated professionals. Our school family reflects the vital spirit of Northern New Mexico and represents diverse heritages, capabilities and socio-economic backgrounds. This learning center, drawing upon a wide-ranging community support, forms a solid educational foundation for children ages 2 to 12 in pursuit of lifelong learning.

School Reviews

5  
What a difference! My son is in a small elemtanry class (14 students) with two outstanding teachers who pay attention to him as an individual. He has thrived in this environment academically and socially. He is sorry when it is a weekend because he loves going to DMS so much - that is the opposite from his former school where he wasn`t challenged and usually dreaded going to school.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 88 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,200
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Santa Fe, NM is $14,726 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Fe, NM is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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