Desert Shadows Montessori

  • Desert Shadows Montessori was founded in the winter of 1988 as a home-based Montessori classroom. We currently serve children from 1 year old and walking through kindergarten.
  • We offer several programs to meet the needs of you and your child.
  • We follow Dr. Maria Montessori's recommendations for classroom participation and groups.
  • Basic to the Montessori philosophy is the concept that children are motivated from within by a natural curiosity and love of knowledge. The Montessori program develops the whole personality of the child -- not merely his intellectual faculties, but also his powers of initiative, deliberation, and independent choice.
  • By living as a free member of a real, social community, the child is trained in the fundamental social qualities that form the basis of good citizenship.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded1988
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students33 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Desert Shadows Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesCall for current tuition. Toddler program also available.
Admissions DirectorPatricia Barton

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