Desert Montessori School

  • The mission of Desert Montessori School is to combine the Montessori approach with innovative teaching practices.
  • We provide a purposeful, engaging education that inspires love of learning, fosters independent thinking, social responsibility and self-confidence.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1994

Student Body

Total Students88 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 48%
Students by GradeDesert Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,000
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,000
Admissions DirectorPhoebe Walendziak
Admissions AssociateAutumn Wise

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsFreestyle Skiing, SwimmingFreestyle SkiingSwimming,

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.
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