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PK-8
Public charter
Paradise Valley, AZ
Students enrolled: 210
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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6050 N. Invergordon Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

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(480) 945-1121
(480) 874-2928
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June 03, 2014
I love working here. We are all like a family and treat our students like that as well. We love and help one another in any way possible. I wouldn't pick any place better to work or send my child.

- submitted by a teacher
May 22, 2014
The school was called to see how my child was doing on the first day back after being sick. THEY COULD NO FIND THE CHILD

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2014
I just had to write a review because my experience has been so different to the last two reviewers. In regards to traffic and pick-up/drop-off, this is the best school we have been to (we've been to three). I absolutely love the campus with the trees, the shade, and the mountain view. The buildings are a bit old, and I do think that the bathrooms really need updating, but the campus is a really peaceful and beautiful place to be. In regards to the education, it seems a bit hit and miss. In contrast to the previous review, my child who struggles with attention, learning, and anxiety is thriving at this school, while my very bright, well-adjusted child is floundering. My kids LOVE going to school, and the school does all kinds of fun activities and events. I have never met a parent that I would describe as a snob in any way.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
It's interesting that there are really good and really bad reviews. My impression is that - if you have a child that's not an academic superstar, you're going to really struggle here. MA tends to spend most of their time with kids that are intellectually brilliant and way above-average. And if you have problems, or are not that child - then you will basically be ignored. My kids HATED school. Didn't want to go, couldn't do their homework - didn't understand their homework. I feel like MA decided to "keep up with the Jones" by having students do ridiculously challenging exercises. Things like asking a 4th grader to write a report on the evolution on the human jaw. Like, homework that you might expect a high school or college student to be working on. So, it can be frustrating having to spend hours and hours helping your child with homework, that they don't even understand, or have a basic concept of how to tackle. School should be fun, and kids should be learning stuff that's appropriately challenging for them, and interesting. Not just hard for hard's sake. MA needs to take a serious look at the kinds of things they're having kids do and figure out what is appropriate.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
My child attended through 8th grade and is now a successful high school student. Students who go through this program become the teens you WANT to spend time with. BUT, if you expect a school to raise your child FOR you, you're going to be disappointed. If you are an involved parent willing to read with your child regularly and practice spelling words and math tables (you know-- be an actual parent), and you are eager to be a partner in your child's education, then this is the school for you. What you trade by not having the newest buildings or the latest in technology, you more than gain in teachers who actually know your child, opportunities for individualized attention, and confident, independent, thoughtful young people who take responsibility for their own lives. Montessori requires kids be intellectually curious and self motivated. It requires parents support and back teachers when students inevitably test limits. If you believe your child can do no wrong, if he spends more time in front of a screen than playing or reading, or if you put more effort into excuses for why your child is struggling than they put into their schoolwork- than NO!! MA is not going to be a good fit.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
Arizona Montessori Academy is not a great school. My child stalled once she started 1st grade there. The rooms smell like mold I would not be surprised if there was lead paint on the walls The traffic is terrible Most of the parents are snobs The administration seems to be more interested in monte carlo night then teaching. I would suggest going somewhere else

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
This school is constantly evolving! The communication was great...then they introduced a new monthly newsletter and weekly classroom update and more! They keep getting better and better. Love this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
I love how this school teaches students how to behave by being positive and noticing what the children do RIGHT! I've seen some students that worried me at first, but wow! They've really turned around quickly. It makes for great community.

- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2013
My two girls have been going to Montessori Academy for years and I found that they have grown tremendously through education and practical activities. I have also seen great improvement on their manners and respect. The Principal and teachers are amazing and Cant imagine taking my kids anywhere else

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
All three of my children attended this school and I can not say enough about it !! All of my children prospered but I would have to say that they worked magic with my son!! He was three when he started attending and has special needs. They were patient, nurturing, and truly cared about his education. He went through every program level and recently graduated from eighth grade. When assessing for high school classes he tested out of freshman courses and into advanced ones!! He is very well liked socially, plays sports, maintains a part time job, volunteers and is an active leader in the community. I give full credit to this school!! They have presented to him opportunities that he would have never received in traditional schooling. (Yearly trips, Heroic Journey, Volunteering in the community, Intern programs, Camping trips). I can not rave enough about the caring faculty and parent community at this school!! Keep up the good work Montessori Academy you are creating the type of people I want to see in my future!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
Could not leave this awful school fast enough! My kids hugged me with gratitude when I put them in their new schools. I liked the idea of Montessori. However this school is anything but a tranquil learning environment for kids to advance at their own pace. Chaos, mean spiritedness, horrific academics, bad facilities, constant lies from the administration and no communication to parents is what we found here.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Montessori Academy has established itself over its 10 year history as an extraordinary school that produces excellent students upon graduation from 8th grade. There is considerable anecdotal evidence - one of Montessori Academy students recently graduated valedictorian at Bioscience HS. I think many parents that have been naysayers about this school do not fully understand the Montessori Program. As well, they do not understand that like any other public school Montessori Academy must be audited and tested by the Arizona Department of Education. The school is rated a very high B based on last years AIMS scores. I would suggest to all parents - if you have issues with your school please communicate them and let the Administration try to fix the problem. Montessori Academy will do their best to try and resolve any issue presented to them.

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2013
We have now had a child go from kindergarten to fifth and a second child from kindergarten and first. We absolutely love Montessori Academy. The teachers have been superb, the offerings are incredible and the gifted services are integrated into the classroom. Our experience with theprincipal has been absolutely amazing. We find the school to be responsive, interested in our children, dedicated to learning, feel the teachers are very hard working and feel each teacher is spectacular. The teachers become even more impressive when you volunteer in the class. We did not have great schools where we used to live and had to move for education. We have been incredibly satisfied and would recommend the school to anyone. From our perspective this is the perfect blend of traditional, progressive, flexible and academically challenging programs out there. Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
The fact that my child went to another school before Montessori Academy and came in low upset me. When the teachers at Montessori Academy began working with him, I realized how much this school actually cares about true learning. He's doing so well now and yes, AIMS scroes and their standardized assessments prove it too! Thank you so much!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Hello, I'll do my best to tell you a little about Montessori Academy from a students perspective. I attended a few different schools (private immersion, a private Christian school, and a 5 star public school) so I have a pretty good grasp on my schooling and how I am learning/growing. What I'll say is that MAAZ nourishes the overall development of a student (core education, ancillary education, and character building). The educators and staff know me and care about me To the point when I headed home I felt like a better person than when I arrived that morning. ;-) Oh, and the campus is gated, safe and beautiful. Now it's not expensive, and they work with you and have a good flexible financial assistance program. So if you can find a way to attend you will not be disappointed. Honestly, I just really love this place. Submitted by a Dean's List College Enrolled Former Student

- submitted by a community member
June 30, 2013
My daughter use too be bullied at this school. You would think that the bullying came just from the student - yes, also by the teachers. She didn t even want to go to school anymore. I seconded - that the school is dirty. My child would go to school clean and come back looking as if she worked in a mine. They would have my child out in 105 degree temps - for P.E.. The rating of this school is not true. The school shouldn t get a one star rating. You have been pre-warned. They are a charter school - but they charge tuition - can't figure that one out.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2013
Our child attended MA for 3.5 years -- all of it in preschool. I think most of what is said here is accurate: The level of learning can be impressive, and the Montessori Method is wonderful. However, this school seems to be constantly low on funds, to the extent that I feel our $37,000 spent on preschool education was largely diverted to the charter side. They were constantly asking for donations for preschool basics, like paint. The school is often disorganized and messy. I know they are trying, but I just don't think there's enough of a support system for the teachers, and the students are the ones who suffer. I wasn't confident enough in this school to continue into elementary school there.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
If there is an available space for your child to attend this wonderful school, race over there right now and register! This is a very unique school which continues to celebrate the curiosity and exuberance which naturally occurs in children. More than just a Montessori charter school, the Montessori spirit and philosophy thrive in this wonderful community. The classrooms are more than simply traditional Montessori. All classrooms have an assistant and technology. This is a huge benefit which lowers the student to teacher ratio in favor of the students. The teachers are dedicated to helping children reach academic and social goals. The administration is responsive to parent and student needs and will often think outside the box to challenge solve. I truly love this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
Montessori Academy is such a wonderful school. I have 2 children currently enrolled and it is such a nurturing, educational and fun environment. Montessori allows the child to work at their own pace and my girls have really thrived in this environment. There is great parent involvement and since the school is small we are all like one big extended family. I highly recommend this school for preschool/kindergarten education.

- submitted by a teacher
April 24, 2013
Our child was attending a nearby public school who made her feel like something was wrong with her when actually she is gifted and was bored and did not fit their mold to sit still and be quite after you have done your work while the others catch up. MA recognizes that children are children and they all learn differently and they appreciate the child for who they are. They provide an individualized plan for each child so they can succeed. I am so happy we found MA and look forward to many years.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2013
TERRIBLE. The camous is filthy. the teacher turnover is high and it is chaos. The students (and teachers) are unkind and generally not good roles models. In short, a waste of time. It is all a sales pitch- not at all academic but simply a way for the charter holders to make money. Don't waste your time.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2013
The principle had a very good sales pitch/presentation of the school which is what intially sparked my interest in having my daughter attend this school. After the first semester my daughter had to go back to Kindegarten at the new school she now attends. Not happy at all that we wasted the first part of the school year at Montessori Academy. This school seems more like a daycare than a school.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2013
Actually zero stars. My happy child became quite depressed here. He never complains about anything, but did say a few things about his teacher that made me question how she was handling the children. I began to have other concerns with the school as well such as low academic standards, no communication to parents, school in poor repair, etc. One day I heard him playing school with his stuffed animals and suddenly the animals were attending "Mean Academy". When I told him he would be switching schools he gave me a big smile and asked hopefully "tomorrow?" By the way he is a good student, not a behavior problem, and has lots of friends. The stories he has since told me about MA have not been good. He is happy and excelling at his new school.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2013
Sadly, this school is a joke. After almost 4 years there we pulled our kids half way through the year. It is nothing but pure chaos and disorganization. The communication between teachers and parents is awful and the parents never know what is going on. The finances are a mess, there is never any money and the students are the ones that suffer from it. Instead of fixing the problems at hand they have decided to add a high school. This is laughable as they can't properly educate the kids they have now! I know this first hand as we were just informed that our daughter is way behind the average first grade level and now requires tutoring several times a week to try and get her caught up with the rest of her class! They have no business educating children. Stay far far away!!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2013
Truth and honesty....This is a great school. There were a couple of students that left, but there were more that started at the school in January. I know one student left because he moved and was very sad to leave! Two teachers moved out of state and were also sad to leave! The school has amazing replacements! My kids have attended Montessori Academy for years and they have scored high in academics, have a love of learning, travel and are very independent. The perfect Montessori environment for us!

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2012
Montessori Academy is finally hitting their stride. The school moved to a new campus a few years ago, and it took some time to work out the issues with the new buildings and some new staff. But they have quickly grown this into an excellent school. They have a 9:1 student to teacher ratio, they promote respect and self direction, and they teach every student to his or her own peak level. Every kid at this school gets a custom fit education. In the 2.5 years that my kids have attended MA, I have never once seen a behavioral or bullying problem from any child. It is simply not tolerated here. On the contrary - the older kids teach the younger kids, if someone drops their lunch, there is no laughing - there are 4 kids rushing over to help them pick it up. My first grader is doing 3rd grade work, and continually blows away his cousin's parents with his drive, motivation, respectful behavior, and inteligence. If you want your kid to have a free ipad, you are going to have to send them to a public school. But if you want them to be well rounded, confident, and smart, MA is an excellent choice.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2012
Our children have been going to Montessori for 3 years now. The staff is amazing and treat the children with respect. You don't see that in alot of the public schools around here. Believe me we have tried almost all of them. My son had a bad experience from another school and they were so understanding with him letting him learn to like school. I don't think any other school would have helped the way they did. I think they teach things that other schools don't it is not just about test scores it is about teaching the whole child. If you want your child to learn to respect others and love learning this is the school for you. I just hope they have the highschool ready when my kids are ready!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2012
My family has been part of the Montessori Academy community since 2002. My daughter came from a public school & was transformed into a curious student who loved learning within the first semester. She has only fond memories of her school days. Not long after she graduated, my son started there. Montessori Academy is like a second home to our family. The teachers & admin are accessible and responsive through emails or in person, handling any issue with careful consideration and competence. Truly, this is a Montessori learning environment that takes a holistic approach while finding the right path to learning for each child. They are supportive & passionate about kids. The school moved from a tiny campus in south Scottsdale 3yrs ago & doubled their attendance. The dedication & determination of the admin to do great things with this transition was palpable. This permeated throughout the school community to form an organic hands on mindset among parents and teachers alike. If you are thinking about trying a Montessori school, I would definitely recommend taking a tour. Also, prospective students may spend a day shadowing a MA student to get a good feel for the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2012
It is interesting that the person who posted the previous comment has been keeping track of how many negative posts there have been, and where they have gone. This seems to suggest that they are watching and adding negative comments as needed. This website is great, if used properly. If you are posting more than one comment on your experience, you may be giving a skewed view of how many negative experiences people have had. Please have your say and move on. Many of us love the school and staff. We will have our say once, please only have yours once.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2012
Our daughter's teachers at Montessori Academy are TERRIFIC! Our daughter is excelling on her AIMS test and in the classroom. We are active at the school and love the teachers and administration. They are exceptional and so devoted to the success of their students. I am appalled that any parent would write rude and untrue statements about this school. Perhaps they should look at themselves if their child isn't succeeding.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
I'm so pleased with this school. My children attended a different Montessori School in Scottsdale and came home each day with feelings of low self esteem and worthlessness. My son is very intelligent and active. The principal at Montessori Academy along with his teachers have worked so hard to help my son. On our last parent conference I actually became emotional because of their genuine care and desire to help all students. If your're considering this school you won't be disappointed

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2012
I am so happy for my daughter to be at such a wonderful school!! The teachers and assistants are all so great! The administration does an amazing job in communicating to the parents on a very profesisonal friendly level. I have seen all the growth the school has been through, and is still thriving to be the top school in arizona. This is what Montessori is all about, great people all working together as a team for a better future!! Our children.....thank you Montessori Academy for everything you are doing!! All of the negative comments that people put on here are really sad to hear, but it should also make you think about the children they put in montessori. Just because they dont get their way, they think they can talk badly about a school. Instead of putting down the school focus their energy on working with teachers/administrators and their children to have a positive outcome. Really take a close look at the child, sometimes its hard to do! Thank you again to all the hard work you do on a daily basis!

- submitted by a teacher
July 29, 2012
My kids love this school They have never been happier! we love the 2 pools and swimming lessons! Great staff also.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2012
After reading other reviews, I have to respond to the teachers and parents who point fingers at those of us who've had negative experiences at AZMA. Why do you feel that just because *you* had one kind of experience, that *everyone* must have experienced the same? If you're happy with the school, that's great and thank you for sharing your feelings on the subject. There are LOTS of us who are/were not happy with the way our children are/were being educated, and we have just as much right as you to express our opinions. Furthermore, our "claims" are absolutely based in FACTS, which are quite easily verifiable. There is no standardized curriculum, or at least not one that is enforced for the lower grades (We had friends in other classes in the same grade level, and the curriculum taught was completely different in all three classes! The Principal is too busy trying to be everyone's "buddy" to be an effective manager and leader. The communication was improved, but is still severely lacking. There is very little pre-planning or forethought at this school, and the lackadaisical attitude from the administrators is completely unacceptable! This school simply does not set a good example.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2012
I could have written a similar review about remaining positive when there warning signs of problems. Great report cards but other signs of trouble, etc. The principal is a great saleswoman for the school but she is only selling her vision for the school, she does not have any leadership skills to run the school to attain her goals. The reality is that the school is currently a mess. Many mid year withdrawals and now end of the year transfers to other schools may make it hard for the school to survive. GIven the low level of education at this charter school I am not sure if they should. Children should not pay the price for their disorganization and huge egos.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
We gave this school a chance, remained positive and hopeful, although our first grader seemed to be learning at a very slow pace in all areas. Yet the report cards were always great and the teacher kept assuring us that everything was fine and told us to be patient every child learns at their own pace etc. Not being sure of the this assessment, we had our child tested by a third party school and was told that our first grade child was at a mid-to-low kindergarten level in all areas and recommended that repeating the first grade would be highly recommended. During our conversation it became apparent that we had experienced a lost school year and really only had been sending our child to a daycare facility. Needless to say we will not be back; and regardless of the positive reviews I have personally spoken with over a dozen parents who have expressed the same concern as ours. Some have left while others have stayed. The teachers are unprofessional, uncaring, lacking proper leadership from the principal who is more interested in whether there are sweets in lunches than properly leading her staff. Teachers avoid parent contact unless you are volunteering to help out in class.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2012
Teachers are the backbone to this country's future and this school has dedicated personelle. The real concerns for anyone who is serious about educating their child; should be around curriculm - which this school needs to prioritize. The public vs montessori student ratios casues issues of frustration for all involved - With time this school could become quality - No patence to wait as our children can not be the byproduct.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
I have worked at Montessori Academy for about 4 years. It would be interesting to know from the negative comments how long they have been part of the community. The "turnover" that these posts speak of is totally blown out of proportion. Yes, teachers have left for personal reasons, but that happens everywhere, in all speres of life. The communication complaints have been remedied through email accounts for all teachers and newsletters that are sent out on a weekly basis and voicemail boxes for all teachers to facilitate phone contact,, a homework line so that parents can be aware of the work that their children are doing, as well as an open door policy with staff and adminstration. As for the credentials of the staff at this school all lead teachers have their Montessori certification, and there are several assistants who are currently going through Montessori training for certification. As a staff member of this school I am very pleased with the professionalism of the administration, and the overall environment in which I work. I am very saddened that people are upset with the school, but would say that most if not all of their claims are totally unfounded. I LOVE working at MA

- submitted by a teacher
April 18, 2012
We absolutely love this school and feel so fortunate that our child can attend here for free. For this quality of education along with the beautiful campus you would normally have to play high-price private fees. Our child is absolutely thriving here academically and socially. The Montessori method nurtures the whole child and gives each student a world view and and a thorough understanding of science and culture. There are also many fun and enriching outside activities and a real sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2012
When my daughter started at Montessori Academy last year in pre-school, she was shy and reserved. A year and a half later, she's blossomed into a very happy, outgoing and bright kindergartener. She's reading at a second grade level and she comes home never wanting to watch tv but wants to read and do arts and crafts instead. She loves learning. I really have no idea if she would be doing this well at any school or if I have Montessori Academy to thank. The school can be a little chaotic but the teachers care SO MUCH. Communication with the parents isn't perfect by any means. It's a little unorganized. But I can deal with this when I know that my child is flourishing. I'm not sure we'll be here through 8th grade, but I'm definitely not moving her anytime soon. I can understand other parents' frustration with the school but most parents I know who are not 100% happy with the school do believe their children are doing well, they're just not crazy about how some things are run.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2012
This school literally changed my daughter's life. After much frustration with the AZ public school system we were seriously considering home schooling, and then we found Montessori Academy, where every child matters and every child is engaged and learning. If you are open to a non-traditional approach, I suggest you check it out. This is not your usual school based on a archaic factory-style system of education dreamed up in the 1950s, but rather it is a nurturing environment where children use their natural curiosity to learn about their world and apply their skills and creative talents in their own innovative ways.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2011
Some teachers are good and not all are montessori certified. School is always filthy and have multiple issues with keeping a good cleaning company. Communication could be Alot better, we had one of the teachers quit and were never told until after she was gone finding out she gave two week notice. There seems to be always a new person or change... Lots of turnover. Won't continue taking my sons here for the money you pay vs quality it's not worth it!!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
My daughter began at this school this past fall (2010). i'm very happy with her 1st grade teacher--i think she is very well challenged and the environment is kind and nurturing. i love the art program. The principal and my daughter's teacher have handled any concern I've had immediately--it was impressive. I think there are some growing pains as the school has more than doubled since its move to PV. Some of the school-wide activities have been slightly disorganized--but otherwise I'm very happy with MA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Beautiful school with giving teachers, involved principal and office staff. Parent group is strong and dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
Montessori Academy is an AMAZING school. It has just moved to it's new location in Paradise Valley and the school campus finally fits with the schools true spirit. This is our family's 4th year at the school. It is wonderful to see my children learn and be excited about going to school. The teachers are great and with a 10 to 1 ratio, they have time to spend with the children. My oldest just started middle school and is looking forward to the four trips throughout the year. I went with him on his big trip last year to Washington D.C. It was a fantastic trip and the children learn so much through hands on experience. The school has always exceed my expectations.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2010
This school was very disappointing to our family last year. The teachers are 1st year/inexperienced teachers which lead to unprofessional ways of handling the children. The principal and teachers did not enforce various school policies, until there were numerous complaints from parents. Communication from the school to the parents was terrible. Gives Montessori education a bad name.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
While there are some great teachers at this school, several are not state-certified and/or Montessori certified and/or college graduates. The campus is always cluttered and dirty-which surely must pose a safety issue in addition to not providing a lovely environment for learning. The administration is sorely lacking in communication skills. In the two years my child was at this school, the principal responded to less than half of my emails/phone calls and was frequently unreachable to the point that the office manager rarely knew where she was.

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January 25, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2009
I am incredibly impressed with the faculty and students. Thay are all genuine and compassionate. I know I chose the right place for my child!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
It's a very good school. Our children have attended for five years, and are doing great. The middle school teachers did a great job in preparing our son for highschool, where he is now and doing great. Our daughter is in seven great and loves it. We love it and would do it all over again.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
My daughter has attended for the past several years. This is a great school. Staff care about your child's progress and will do anything necessary to ensure success. Administration is visible and available. Extra curricular trips and events are amazing. Highly recommended.

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March 28, 2008
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March 05, 2008
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no rating August 20, 2007
My children have been at Montessori academy for the past two years. I can't tell you how pleased I have been with my children's appreciation for education since they began. The teachers are interested in my children. They are interested in how I feel when it comes to my childrens education. I rate it top notch and the test scores prove it. Send your kids here. You won't go wrong.

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May 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2006
I believe this school could be great, if they had stronger leadership. The technology in the school is not up-to-date and the communication with the parents is poor. The facilities are in need of extreme improvement. On the plus side, there are a few teachers there who are adequate enough to do their jobs. Even one educator who is above average. Overall, their technology, facilities and parental communication are not up-to-par.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
First rate! We started after the winter holidays, and all staff and students were extremely helpful and welcoming. There is a great staff/student ratio. There also seems to be a fairly good amount of parent involvement, and there are a lot of extracurricular activities and opportunities for parents to get more involved. Staff/parent communication is also good.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2006
Montessori Academy is a wonderful school. They have very dedicated teachers who follow the child and enhance each child's learning. They model values and instill these into the children. They create a learning environment that meets the needs of each child and makes learning fun. The teachers go above and beyond.

- submitted by a teacher
January 16, 2006
Montessori Academy has done very well with our two children. They have excelled in reading and are showing improvements in writing. There are activities available, but with being such a small school, they are limited. Parents are very involved and are definately encouraged by the staff.

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August 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
Great school! when the kid loves going to school, excited every morning and doesn't want to miss even one day, it says all. Both my children go there. I don't even think about moving them to somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2005
Excellent school, great environment. The school focuses on providing a scholarly, healthy, innovative environment dedicated to excellence, independence and enthusiasm for life-long learning. They seek to balance academic excellence, personal integrity, environmental awareness and global responsibility. The school emphasizes the core Montessori philosophy through the use of multi-age classrooms, authentic Montessori materials, and a Montessori-trained faculty, and expands on this with contemporary teaching and access to educational technology. We augment our program with Outdoor Environment, an agriculture curriculum, honor council, special education, a full 'virtues curriculum' and gifted childrens programs.

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May 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2004
When a school makes 'the box' fit around the child and not the child fit into 'the box' it could not be any better. Montessori Academy is a splendid place to grow and learn.

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September 22, 2003
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Montessori Academy
6050 N. Invergordon Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ  85253
(480) 945-1121
Last modified Montessori Academy is a Charter school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Montessori Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 65 reviews. Top