Desert Montessori School
5.00 (1 review)
- 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.
|School Type||Montessori School|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-6|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||88 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 51%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||7 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||16 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$12,200|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$6,000|
|Admissions Director||Phoebe Walendziak|
|Admissions Associate||Autumn Wise|
|Total Sports Offered||2 sports|
|Sports||Freestyle Skiing, SwimmingFreestyle Skiing, Swimming,|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||4 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Music classes
Recreational Athletic Programs:
- 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 Location Miles Grades Students
- Santa Fe Grades: NS-6 | 158 students
715 Camino Cabra
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505)983-1621 0.5 NS-6
- Santa Fe Grades: 7-12 | 318 students
1101 Camino De Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505)982-1829 0.7 7-12
- Farmington Grades: PK-8 | 178 students
404 N Allen Ave
Farmington, NM 87401
(505)325-7152 146.9 PK-8
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.
- Posted by Parent - Current Parent at DMS
SSAT and ISEE scores are one part of the total picture which most private school admissions staff review. These standardized tests reveal what you have learned in key mastery areas.
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You thought everything was set. The test scores were excellent. She had glowing teacher recommendations. The visit and the interview went well. But the school didn't accept your child. What do you do now?