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Quality Interactive Montessori

Private | PK-6 | 135 students

Quality Interactive specializes in small group, individualized education
 
 

 
 

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After trying another Montessori school that left us with a very uneasy feeling every day when we dropped our son off, we tried Quality Interactive and couldn't have been happier or more comfortable with entrusting them with our children! The owner runs a VERY professional, safe and educational program for the kids and the teachers are beyond wonderful and caring. I can't recommend this school enough. Our son and daughter both thrived there and attended until they went off to Kindergarten. Now they go back for the summer program which I have seen help them stay sharp during the summer months. It helps them return to school ready to learn, but my kids call the QIM summer program "Fun Learning" and they really enjoy it. Not once did this school every let us down or fail to meet our expectations for a caring and safe environment.
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Posted January 15, 2013

My son has attended QI Montessori for just over a year and half, he is currently in thier Kindergarten program. I have toured and my son has attended one other Montessori school, there is no comparison. QI has tought him more in the past 18 months than I could have ever imagined. All lead teachers posses a BA degree or higher, along with their Montesosri certification. Each child is taught at their own pace and lessons are given individually. The one on one attention is something that all children seem to want and need. The two teachers he has had have always been easy to talk to. The school is well run and our family loves it. We are even putting our infant daugther there in the fall. We will keep both our children at QI as long as we can. It truly is a great school, with exceptional teachers and wonderful director.
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Posted September 20, 2012

My children are now 10 and 12 and went to QI preK-K. I never write reviews because I'm a very busy person. I'm writing this review because I'm so impressed by this school. Not only did my children learn impeccable manners, how to organize and present their ideas, learn foreign languages, but they both also scored about 90% better that other children in the country in all subjects. We moved to UK where school is normally very challenging- they were at the top of their class there and recognized as role models for other children. I cannot say enough for the foundation they had at QI. It is a gem of a school and do have your child attend if the opportunity presents itself...I'm very fussy about schools and I would make no changes to this one. I would give 6 stars if I could! LGS
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Posted October 25, 2011

I am so happy that our son enjoyed his formative years at Quality Interactive Montessori. There he has learned the importance of respect and grace, experienced the freedom of exploration and discovery, and made great friends along the way. Quality Interactive Montessori is a place where the basics are learned as a direct result of a child's natural curiosity. I believe this unique experience will serve him well into the future of his education.
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Posted October 12, 2011

My son is a 2nd grader this year and has been at QI Montessori for 4 years. We absolutely love it! The teachers as incredibly caring and communication has always been easy between myself, the teachers, and the school director. QI has given him the opportunity to grow giving him guidance and love along the way. His social skills, academic capabilities and creativity have been nurtured under the Montessori principles. My son has enjoyed Spanish, Chinese, music and art in a positive and fun way that has encouraged the desire to LEARN MORE! His Iowa test scores, along with the majority of the kids in his class, were through the roof last year. We couldn t be happier with the exposure he is getting at such an impressionable age. You cannot go wrong with a school like QI, and we intend to stay as long as they will allow him to stay!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 42%
Black 3% 5%
Hispanic 3% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff German
Japanese
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Kiwanis Science Fair (2011)
  • Kiwanis Science Fair (2012)
  • Kiwanis Science Fair (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Pam Schiele
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Associations
  • AMS
Fax number
  • (480) 575-5269

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Business
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Gardening
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
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38424 N Spur Cross Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
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Phone: (480) 595-5280

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