Montessori International School

Montessori International School Photo #1 - Practicing writing in the MIS primary class.
  • Thoughtful education for ages 18 months - 14 years. Montessori International School was established in 1982, and has 4 locations in Mesa and Gilbert.
  • We are an AMI-certified Montessori toddler environment, preschool and kindergarten school, as well as a Montessori elementary and junior high school.
  • To learn more about what a true Montessori school is, contact us to talk to a teacher or arrange a time to come in and observe children in the classroom environment. Please call 480-890-1580 for more information.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association Montessori International (AMI)
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1982
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students94 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Montessori International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by age


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Cooking/Baking, French, Orff Music, Organic gardening, Spanish

School Notes

  • Our classrooms are places where children are given the opportunity to achieve academic and personal success. The goal is to encourage the development of a love for learning in each child. Using the principles put forth by Dr. Maria Montessori, our teachers carefully prepare environments in order to:
  • encourage children to create themselves through exploration.
  • foster love for learning by nurturing sparks of curiosity, creativity and intelligence.
  • provide children with the tools that they need to achieve independence.
  • encourage children to develop the skills that they need to become contributing members of the larger society.
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    4.3 miles
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    Mesa, AZ 85210
    4.3 NS-12
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    Tempe Montessori School Ltd Photo - Children learn to associate the world with what they already know and have experienced. First step in growing a love for learning.
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    Grades: PK-5 | 113 students
    6.1 miles
    410 S. El Dorado Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85202
    6.1 PK-5
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    9.1 miles
    670 N Arizona Ave Ste 35
    Chandler, AZ 85225
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    Grades: 3-8 | 13 students
    9.9 miles
    9910 E Adobe Road
    Mesa, AZ 85207
    9.9 3-8

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