Rainbow Montessori School was founded in 1980. We have a very welcoming environment that is "home like" for the young child. This makes an easy transition from home to school. Our classrooms are bright, flowing and use both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Montessori is an unique approach to education which builds upon the will for independence, social skills, and academics.
We have classes for children 18 months thru Kindergarten. Our class ratios range from 1:4 to 1:10.
We teach and we remove obstacles to learning.  The result, for more than thirty seven years, has been graduates who are poised, confident, self-starters with a broad mastery of life skills and academics. These students have become critical thinkers who have respect for one another and the environment, and who have developed a lifelong love of learning.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost Notes
Our summer program runs for 2 additional months for a 12 month option. Children may be enrolled weekly or monthly. Call for rates or visit website.

Student Body

Total Students
70 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Rainbow Montessori School - Cactus Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Monthly rates for a minimum 10 month school year. Toddler thru Kindergarten with before and after care, hours available 730am - 530pm half and full day options. Tuition monthly based on age and hours. Call for pricing (480) 998-0024 or visit website.
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Robin Sendra
Admissions Associate

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