Sunrise Montessori School was started in the home of Mary Ellen Marion in 1979.
The first year there were eight children in the class and fifteen on a waiting list.
A search was made for a church with space available to rent to our school.
Larkspur Christian Church on 33rd Avenue north of Cactus. Their Fellowship Hall was used for our school from September 1980 through June 1988.
In 1981, one of the first Montessori toddler programs in the valley was added. Mary Ellen and Ray Marion are the owners.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool
  • Students: 50 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,250
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
50 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Sunrise Montessori School - South Campus Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Yearly tuition can be paid in 10 installments.

School Notes

  • Sunrise Montessori School offers a Montessori education according to the principals of Dr. Maria Montessori. It is an education of the total child, encompassing the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth of each child. We nurture and promote an atmosphere that develops self-motivation, responsibility, and self-control in the child. Each child is offered individual instruction, according to his/her ability level.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool
  • Students: 50 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,250
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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