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St. Peter's Montessori School

Private | PK-6 | 75 students

Our school is best known for our longevity, 50 years in business in Litchfield.

 

Living in Litchfield Park

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $152,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,180.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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Posted June 29, 2013

My children currently attend St. Peter s and are doing very well. The teachers can turn anything and everything into an educational experience for the students. They have created a very respectful environment where kids feel supported both by their teachers and by one another. The only downside would be the cost compared to public and charter school, but the school offers financial aid so it is not a huge concern. From what I have seen, it is more affordable and a better program than other Montessori schools in the area, and worth every dollar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2013

I could rave about this school forever! I m a so thankful that the school expanded beyond kindergarten, and now includes an elementary class. Children advance through lessons based on their competence of a subject, not based on age or grade or what might show up on a standardized test. My children continue to surprise and amaze me with what they learn. I m most impressed that they LOVE to learn. Most days at pick-up the children do not want to leave. In fact, while the students do not have formal homework (another win in my book!), oftentimes my kids want to take what they are doing at school and apply it to a project at home. Even better, with no homework, my children can just be kids after school they can run around and explore our world. I would highly recommend St. Peter s Montessori School to anyone wanting a top-notch Montessori education for their children. We plan to keep our children here as long as we can hopefully 6th grade as the school grows.
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Posted February 3, 2013

St peter's it's like a second home to my children, they have so much fun learning and sharing it really makes them feel like home.
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Posted January 15, 2010

The Staff and instruction material at the St Peter's Montessori school are amazing! My child is 6 and is reading 2nd grade material, writing stories in cursive, doing multiplication and wanting to do chores! Worth every penny and more! I wish we could stay through all elementary years!
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Posted January 15, 2010

The Staff and instruction material at the St Peter's Montessori school are amazing! My child is 6 and is reading 2nd grade material, writing stories in cursive, doing multiplication and wanting to do chores! Worth every penny and more! I wish we could stay through all elementary years!
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Posted February 26, 2009

Both of my children are alumni of this school and were both excellently prepared when they transferred to other school. One of them was reading at 4 years old!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 42%
Hispanic 20% 39%
Asian 7% N/A
Black 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Karin McMillan
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
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
Affiliation
  • Episcopal
Associations
  • NAES

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • AMI Montessori
  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • PE Classes
Girls sports
  • PE Classes

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
81
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
100

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$4000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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400 South Old Litchfield Road
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
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Phone: (623) 935-4215

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