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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 33 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1988
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
33 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Desert Shadows Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Call for current tuition. Toddler program also available.
Admissions Director
Patricia Barton

School Reviews

5  
Small school, strong community, strong academics and play/movement, great owner and teachers.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 33 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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