Southwest Montessori Academy

Southwest Montessori Academy provides a personalized learning experience for each student; half day, full Day and before/after-school programs in beautifully prepared multi-age classroom and outdoor environments with certified teachers in every classroom who are dedicated to guiding each student to reach his or her potential.
SMA also offers opportunities to build a strong family-school partnership in order to best serve the needs of every student.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2013

Student Body

Total Students36 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Southwest Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorKarrin Marquell
Admissions AssociateJulie Turney


Total Sports Offered1 sport

School Notes

  • Southwest Montessori Academy opened in 2013 with a total of eight students and three staff members. We have grown to over 30 students and eight staff members and have built a community of parents and teachers who are excited about working together to serve our students! We have a passion for helping children reach their full potential and foster their love of learning.Our Primary program is for children ages three to six years old working and learning together in the same classroom. We provide each student a personalized learning experience in an environment that is not only beautiful, but ready for each student to become independent, confident, compassionate and engaged learners. Our teachers are all Montessori-trained from accredited teacher training centers and are passionate about guiding children to be contributing members of our community.We also offer Parent Education courses such as "Parenting the Positive Discipline Way", "Math, the Montessori Way", "Montessori At Home", and many more opportunities for the whole family in order to build a strong family-school partnership in order to best serve the needs of each student. Southwest Montessori Academy`s wants to assist families in gaining a deeper understanding of Montessori education with our streamlined Admissions process. At our core, we are committed to family-centered Montessori education and welcome all students, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national origin, family structure, or any other characteristic. We trust that you will find Southwest Montessori Academy a warm and inclusive learning community

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