"We are best known for Waldorf Inspirted Curriculum."
Students enrolled 302
Hours 8:30am - 3:15pm
School leader Charles D. Burkam
Transportation options None
District Valley Of The Sun Waldorf Education Association Dba Desert
Before school no info
After school Yes

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6210 South 28th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85042

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(602) 243-6909
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4 stars
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August 12, 2014
Take your time and research waldorf education carefully before you embark on this path. It is very difficult to turn back when things go wrong. From my experience and that of many friends (more than 40+ of 300 who withdrew in one recent year) things will go wrong! There is very little academic learning happening here and safety and bullying are serious issues. Don't let the sweet farm like atmosphere fool you.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2014
regarding the below comment on teacher rollover, our teacher DID roll over. the following teacher didn't rollover but did stay at the school as from what I understand she preferred to work with the high school. the next teacher is considering retiring rather than take an 8 year commitment. so the below person got caught in a down phase. People leave and go teach elsewhere, it happens. And every school has its issues. I am very involved with the school and enjoy the many opportunities to be with my children and share in the rich environment. It is a wonderful community, and we have the best teacher in the world so my experience is a little skewed, I guess.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2014
Check out the link on this school's website(arizonawaldorf.org) for careers and employment. For a tiny school that markets itself as such a warm environment for growth and learning, they are always hiring first grade (for at least the last 4 years) and grades teachers. With only 1 teacher for each grade, they shouldn't need to do this every school year. Why don't teachers loop back to first grade like they're supposed to? Sometimes when something sounds too good to be true, it just is. This school really got my kids off on the wrong foot and created behavior issues that they didn't have before attending DMS. The high teacher turnover and high student turnover speaks to these issues. Yes, it's pretty on the outside with parents clamoring to try it out, but it's full of broken promises and misleading misinformation on the inside. Don't let the administration convince you that their way is the best and only way. There's a great big world out there beyond the dangerously open gates of this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2014
Waldorf education and what it is is readily available on the internet. They are a charter Waldorf school-it's up to the parent to research what Waldorf is, what to expect in a charter vs private school setting, and how it is different than traditional school teaching. In a charter school setting they have to conform to state standards, so it isn't a true Waldorf school but a school that has Waldorf flavoring, so to speak. In a private school setting the anthroposophy roots are more obvious. This school hasn't "hidden" what they are-it's out there already. Parents have to take the time and learn about such a method and how they combine it in a public school setting. Kind of hard to judge a school by only a tour, no attendance, and no research done on a parent's part. We are happy here and have been here since Kinder. Yes admin could use some tweaking...but by and large we are happy here overall because we went in with eyes open and research done.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2014
I went on a school tour because I love the grounds and am looking for an alternative to the public school malaise in Arizona for my child. I enjoyed the tour, the kindergarten looks like tons of fun. The other classrooms are a little dark and dreary. My problem with this school is that I would love to send my child there but upon further research on the Waldorf method I am alarmed that the school wasn't more open about it's spiritual/religious nature. Apparently all of the things that waldorf schools do such as having teachers stay with kids, painting wet on wet, eurythmics all have a basis in this anthroposophy which is not that big of a deal to me except it isn't talked about at all and starts to make me think of the school as a bit cultish. I would prefer that they were up front about all of this stuff rather than hiding it. To me it would be like sending my child to catholic school but the school denying its basis in religion. Maybe they do this because the aren't private and are a charter? Regardless I would appreciate a more up front approach to the philosophy behind the school. Besides that it seems like an ideal early childhood school.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
We attended DMS for just over 2 years and found it to be lacking in many areas. My goal for my children is for them to discover what makes them happy and be able to do that. We thought Desert Marigold was the place for this to happen. We were so very wrong. At first we thought the environment was loving and supportive, but my child continued to complain of boredom, teachers not listening, and being picked on daily. It seemed so unlikely at a place like this that I ignored it for too long. By the time I took my issues to administration my child was in emotional distress. At the first sign of conflict the administration decided that adhering to the century-old philosophies created by the founder of Waldorf methodologies was more important than providing an emotionally supportive environment with basic boundaries concerning bullying. The school failed to acknowledge that such things ever happened there. There is a large group of parents continuing to fight this ignorance on campus, but my family has left. My children are now happy and thriving at a public school. My child told me I should tell the other parents how unsafe this school is and there are better places, so I am.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2013
As with any school, there is always room for improvement. We moved to Phoenix because we love AZ. We moved to South mountain, because we loved Desert Marigold school.Our youngest son is in EC preschool. We are familiar with the Waldorf inspired education and do not feel the need to be followers and compete prematurely in testing etc. I feel a lot of parents are overly sensitive to certain issues and need to problem solve themselves and let their children do the same. We have an 18 year old that went through public education and see the problems he now faces due to the "push" to grow up faster and faster. We are pleased with our decision and if you are an "involved" parent then you will be a part of the community that helps "raise the child" .It is not soley the schools job.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
After 6 weeks in our neighborhood school we got called off of the wait list at DMS. We are so blessed to be a part of a nurturing community. As with any schools, perfection is not possible. We feel that this school has the students best interest at heart. My child is educated as a whole child. There are arts, eurythmy, Spanish, gardening, handwork, music and plenty of play time. For our family, the thought of traditional schooling that included teaching to the test and encouraging conformity is not what we wanted for our children. I want a self sufficient, caring, confident child that has been taught valuable life skills. A child that can problem solve and find answers without google. An engaged child rather than a child knee deep into a screen of any kind. DMS embraces all of this. Most Waldorf schools are private and can cost as much as $17K per year. We are so lucky to have this type of education for free. Thank you DMS!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
Desert Marigold is all we'd hoped for and more... The campus is beautiful, the people, wonderful, and the potential, amazing. Even the things that concerned us initially turned out to be strengths. The kids have one teacher (and one set of classmates) from 1st-8th grade which leads not to insulation but true bonding. They have many different specialty teachers as well and plenty of parent volunteers and staff to set good examples. They learn less from books and more from oral instruction, along with their own note-taking--not strange. This is how we teach in colleges and universities. At Desert Marigold, you can feel like an integral part of a growing community, rather than a cog in a machine. It is a place of true beauty and meaningful learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
"The only K through 12 Waldorf-inspired Charter school in America." We moved to the Phoenix area in part for this school. Although there are always things that can be improved in any institution, we have not regretted our decision. The teachers are excellent and the majority of practical challenges seem to relate to a sprawling campus, a heavy reliance on state funding, and frankly growing pains. As the school develops donor funding sources it is sure to blossom.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
Whole child education. This is not just a school, its a community. Staff is amazing and parent involvement is high. There is a community garden, an animal yard including goats and sheep, and Spammy the beloved pig, a pond complete with geese and ducks, and many more aspects that make it a special place for children and families. Beautiful campus and dedicated faculty. A gem in the middle of the city.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
We enjoy the unique mommy & me class! The outdoor setting with the animals, orchard and garden is so beautiful! The indoor setting is cozy and does not have the typical office environment that is in most schools. Both our 3 year old & 1 year old love it! We look forward to pre-K and beyond!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
We absolutely love DMS! It was one of the main reasons we moved to Phoenix and we feel so lucky to have our children attend school here.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2012
I absolutely love this school. Most importantly, my daughter who is a first grader loves it the most. Waldorf is what works for my daughter as well as bringing much of it into our home. I am firm believer that a child must have a well rounded and balanced environment that is loving, kind, connected with earth and life. This is the school for that. The teachers are amazing. Many of the families I have met are like-minded and this makes it great for building friendships.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2012
My daughter came from a public school Honor's program and was not happy there. DMS offers a well-rounded education, teaching the child as a whole, not just through tests, passes and failures. She has learned pragmatic academic, musical, athletic, cultural awareness, and social skills that will last a lifetime. She has found balance and demonstrates a level of awareness that public education fails to teach. Staff and families are a welcoming community who are caring toward one another. Waldorf Education in America is usually $12-15,000/year. We are truly blessed to have a free opportunity here in Phx.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2012
When looking for a school I consulted with a friend who told me that not only should the school be a good fit for our child, but should be a good fit for us. After a couple trying a couple local options that didn't work out, we found Desert Marigold. Our family loves the school, administration, teacher, curriculum, campus, and other families at the school. It's a well rounded, balanced education that is more then test scores and stats. This is our second year at the school and we couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2010
I love the teachers, the gardens, the animals, the art, the practical work, the festivals, the depth and relevancy of the acadmic program, the incredible level of involvement of the parents....that's just a start.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2010
I have to say I don't agree with the rating of this school. Its an amazing charter Waldorf school. Its just so rare to have Free Waldorf Education in America!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2010
great school! very pleased. I think people who are upset with this school are people who have a hard time with community or have issues to begin with. My child came from Villa Montessori and I am just so much happier here at DMS. My child is very smart and I feel that she is given lessons at her level with excelled track classes. I would like to see a better music program. But my child is still young.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2010
Our family has been a part of the DMS community for 8 years now and we are very happy with the education our children are receiving. Our daughter will be entering 3rd grade in the fall and has the most wonderful teacher who really cares about each and every child and challenges them every day. She also takes the time to listen to the parents if they ever have questions or concerns. Our child's Kindergarten teacher is also fantastic. She creates a nurturing and loving environment. Both of our children's teachers are fully Waldorf certified, as are most of the teachers at DMS. The faculty is very focused on giving the children the best Waldorf curriculum possible. Many of the parents go above and beyond in volunteering to help make this campus beautiful and help to support the events and festivals throughout the year.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2009
This is our third year at Desert Marigold. Our family is very pleased with the Waldorf curriculum and the warm and thoughtful approach to learning. My son leaves the school happy and excited about his daily lessons. He loves to retell stories he has heard and proudly shares his accomplishments. Faculty take their job seriously and are devoted to nurturing and respecting each child. They are friendly and approachable should you have a question or concern. DMS administration is very busy and at the same time they are open to listening to my concerns. They strive to make this community work as they too support the school-wide activities. Parents in the community also deserve credit for stepping up and volunteering, sometimes year after year, to make our community events so successful and memorable. This beautiful, natural campus is a hidden treasure in South Phoenix.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
This is a Waldorf inspired school. It is so amazing in it's approach to education! Really innovative and interesting. Do yourself a favor and research the Waldorf Educational values.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2009
My children attended DMS for many years. The campus is beautiful and the waldorf curriculum is fantastic. However, it seems to be filled with empty promises and lack of follow through. They preach alot of collaboration and community, however, the adults in the community, especially the administration and faculty have alot of growing up to do. They shirk away from any type of conflict, try to ignore it and as a result many families leave after years of trying to work in their 'collaborative community' model. They are not interested in what the parents want, they simply want to push their own personal agendas. I want a school that walks their own talk!!

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2009
My child has attend DMS since the 2nd grade. She has just graduated the 8th grade. She received a well rounded and wonderful education.

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June 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2009
I admit it's been hard finding the right thing to do at Desert Marigold. So I've been spending more time studying the works of Rudolf Steiner. He believed that the children already have knowledge and that the work of the teacher and adults is to remove encumbrances. He said there is a curriculum that will really meet these children and in a way make their souls sing. I did not understand all this until I took a study course that my daughter's teacher taught. I know now that education starts with the feeling life and with the soul and I feel that I am a better parent for the education my daughter is receiving. If you have a chance, send your child. I heard they're all filled up for the next school year, but maybe you'll get lucky.

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May 29, 2009
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no rating May 29, 2009
When I think public school I gag at the send them to the office for punishment, script teaching that 'meets the standards.' For getting any rambunctious boy into juve hall? I love this Waldorf charter school, love it! My boy would never do anything besides play the video games, he was just a couple of big thumbs, all of a sudden he wants to sing, and play recorder and knit. Then I go to a parent meeting and learn that knitting is like Thinking, that following that thread until you get yourself a sweater, well, it's like making an idea come true! This school has totally opened up horizons for my child. And it's been wonderful for me too. I am treated like an individual, and I honor my son's teacher who has had the stamina to stay with him all these years!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 29, 2009
I was disgruntled for five years. For five years I thought those people at Desert Marigold were not meeting my children's needs. This past year a teacher reprimanded me for taking my child home early. What nerve. Now my children are at different schools. I feel they are conforming more, and meet the state standards for education. Still, I am beginning to wonder if there is more to life than meeting these standards and I wish I had found a way to work out my differences with the administration at Desert Marigold.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 29, 2009
Okay. So I went to highschool and I was really happy to get out of that Waldorf school where we were always hearing stories about nature and stuff. I figured that my mom just wanted me to be nice and not be in a bad situation. But then I get to highschool and I know about 1,000 times more than anyone else. Like people know the answers to stuff but they never know why, and they never ask questions. There's a lot of times I'm bored and the teachers get mad at me but I think it's because they don't really know as much as they're pretending. At Desert Marigold, even if I felt bored, I knew that I was learning cool stuff.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2009
If you are looking for a true Waldorf education, you will not find it here. There is a loose use of the Waldorf methods, when they are used at all. I found my children received more of a waldorf style of education by enrolling them in a traditional public school. The head administrator is also painfully absent from all of the daily activities. My advice would be to look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2009
I had my children in DMS for 4 years and every year it became more and more disappointing. I tried to remain hopeful because I believe in the Waldorf philosophy of child development and education, but that is not what is being offered at DMS. My children made great friends while at DMS, but when we left and entered a more traditional school system I realized how ill equipped they were academically. When I think back on how situations concerning my children and myself were handled, I am angry at myself for keeping the children in such a dysfunctional environment. My advice is to proceed with caution.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2009
During the time 5 years that my children attended DMS, the quality of education decreased drastically. There was an issue with one of my children and the teacher involved & administration where not very professional.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2009
We placed our son into DMS 6 years ago as an alternative to public school. Though I do believe he thrived psychologically from the waldorf principles taught at DMS we felt the academics were sorely lacking. We placed our younger son in DMS 3 years ago and while his math skills seemed adequate he was not taught to read. The administrator at this school is rarely seen and obviously cares little about meeting the state standards in academics. The communication between teachers and parents is completely lacking except if the teachers need volunteers or fund raising.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2009
I went to Desert Marigold for middle school. After graduating from 8th grade I went to a regular public high school. I felt really behind academically from the other kids. I made some great friends at Desert Marigold but I really wish I had gone to a regular middle school. Desert Marigold has good extracurricular activities such as sewing,gardening,and art but, they lack academics especially math. I wouldn't suggest sending your child to the middle school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 26, 2008
Desert Marigold School, has been a life saver for my daughter and for myself. The curriculum nurtures all aspects, the exposure to the Arts in all it's ramifications is what is so wonderful, Worlds apart from conventional public schools. Individuality is respected, as well as non tolerant for trends! a 100% healthy , educating, and nurturing environment! Drive by take a look!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 09, 2008
This school needs to chose quality teachers that really care about the education they are trying to get across to the children. We have been at this school for 6 yrs. Its great for younger children the upper grades very disappointing.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2008
We have attended DMS for the past 5 years and are leaving disappointmented in a program of education that we believe, when done right, offers the best education for a child. I urge anyone who is interested in this school to request the right to observe the teacher and classroom their child will be joining. Lack of discipline, educated teachers and classroom management skills is a problem in many of the grades. If you encounter problems do not expect a resolution, from administration or faculty, in a timely or satisfactory manner. I admire what this school is trying to offer but if they are to move forward and become a model for charter Waldorf schools they need to start taking decisive action towards removing administrative and faculty members that are not advancing the growth of the school. Unfortunately that means making difficult decisions that are not made entirely with the heart.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2007
My daughter attended (K-8) and my son is attending (7th). As I understand it, Waldorf methods are designed to support children to become well-rounded (confident, capable, and balanced) while providing a solid academic foundation. I have seen firsthand the evidence that Waldorf's holistic methods are effective. I particularly appreciate the gentle approach to academic growth. I did have to supplement my children's reading education with a summer tutor when, after the third grade, each were still struggling with reading. Now they are both avid readers and never had to endure what would have been the inevitable embarrassment of being labeled 'slow learners'. The school is alive it continues to grow and strengthen its programs. Bravo

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2007
Instruction in the arts is varied and adequate, instruction in math, reading and writing is mediocre to poor. If you choose this school be prepared to supplement your child's core academics. In the 6 years that I have been associated with Desert Marigold I only remain hopeful, not convinced, that this school can provide sound educational opportunities for children. We will not return next year.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2007
My son has attended Desert Marigold for almost 6 years now and has an amazing teacher who challenges the class. My daughter has been attending for 3 years and loves her teacher also. The school is 20 miles from my house and I make the drive because I believe in the Waldorf curriculum and philosophies. These children are growing up to be intelligent, well-rounded, kind human beings. It is a beatiful environment for them to grow up in as well-an experience you would be hardpressed to find elsewhere. No matter which school your child attends, there will be positives and negatives. This school's positives eclipse the negatives.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2007
Beautiful School, Peaceful and Nurturing. Well rounded children I believe is the goal. All students learn musical instruments, Spanish, handwork, and art. Loving safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2007
My child and I were greatly disappointed with this school.It seems to pay more attention to Mythical objects and Faerie Tales even up into the higher grades. My child said that she felt like she wasn't learning anything.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
I have had my child at DMS since 3rd grade. The academics scores have plummeted since entering middle school. The administrator is rarely in the classroom and does not do much to help the children who are failing. I feel since my child has entered 6th grade she has been let down and is now far behind state standards. My child will be attending DMS next year do to the lack of academics needs.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2007
This school lacks academics. It's arts are fairly good but the academics are very poor. Such basics such as math,reading,and writing are taught terribly or bearly taught . Especially the middle school lacks academics. I am glad to say I am taking my child out. If you seek academic success this school is not for you.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
The Waldorf Education system is wonderful, but administration at this school lacks the business know how to execute it fully. The school has great potential, the campus and teachers are very special, but the quality of education for each child is hit and miss. This is due to administrative issues - specifically, their lack of support for teachers, parents, and supplies/tools needed in classrooms. More organization within administration would help bridge this gap, plus if administrative staff had more business experience in running the school, the program would improve. Finally, the director needs to be more connected and active within this school - specifically by making making rounds and seeing firsthand how each class is doing and taking active steps to improve existing problems. Overall the school has some great qualities, but if you are seeking a consistent education for your child, research this school carefully before enrolling.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2007
I love the lack of concrete, the trees, the garden and wide open spaces. I love the idea of this school. However, there is a definite lack of discipline in the upper elementary grades. The good things about the school are about breaking even now with the negatives. I don't know if I'll put my child in for next year. But it has so much potential it is heartbreaking.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2007
The strengths of the school are a Waldorf inspired philosophy and curriculum, and the high level of parent involvement. A nice plus is the farm setting. Overall, the children are allowed to be kids, and are treated as divine souls worthy of the utmost respect. However, the school lacks leadership, a more reliable discipline structure, and a more consistent and experienced staff. It is great for the little ones; I have some concern for the older grades. If you want your middle schooler to be prepared for an Ivy League, keep looking.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2007
We've been with DMS since my child was 18 mos, for playgroup and preschool. The arts, spiritual, & physical aspects of the child are nurtured well, and there is a lot of love. But the school is run by the teachers, an eclectic group who all have strengths but some severe shortcomings which strongly sway campus life. The campus is beautiful; the community of parents, the lack of commercialism, the organic environment, and the nurturing of the child as a strong and free being are why we came. The abstract, overly right brained processes are why we are leaving. I feel our daughter has done well, but is not challenged. She comes home and wants to do traditional schoolwork. As a preschooler it helped her grow into her body comfortably, but her mind is left wandering. Lack of social structure and discipline has often upset her. We'll miss the parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
My son has ben attending Desert Marigold for almost 3 years. It is a joy to see him happy to attend class.Staff and Parents are open minded and are willing to work and discuss any issue that may arise. Of course they is always room to improve. But what makes this school rise above the rest, is that they will rise to all challenges.

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June 19, 2006
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March 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2006
My oldest son is finishing up his first year of preschool hear, and is enrolled for kindergarten for the fall. I really love the level of parental involvement at this school, as well as the well-rounded approach to the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2006
The pedagogy at Desert Marigold School is more holistic and child-centered than at more traditional, larger schools. Because the arts are fully integrated, children are more engaged in their learning. Because of the school's small size, there is more intimacy and less rigidity, while maintaining a 'rhythm' that is necessary for structure. There is heavy parent involvement and a sense of 'family'. Behavioral issues are dealt with by an experienced nd nurturing special needs staff. This is a great school for families looking for a more relaxed school setting than one often finds nowdays.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2006
there is a good amount of parent involvement in this school. Children get a well-rounded education and a holistic perspective on the learning process

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
I bring my daughter to the Playgroup at Desert Marigold. We are so happy with the staff, the philosophy, even the school grounds are amazing! I love the nurturing atmosphere that will surley keep us in attendance for many years to come.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
This is a very unique school! The children are exposed to real life skills such as animal care (the school has some farm animals) and organic gardening (DMS ownes 11 acres). THe school is growing and getting better! Loads of parent involvement! They aren't there yet - there is lots of work to be done to make this a stellar school, but they have the vision and the community to do it.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
We have been at DMS for going on 4 years now and absolutly love it. My childs needs are adressed by the whole school. The focus on the whole child is what keeps me here. Art, music and all around education are all a strong focus of the school. Thankyou DMS

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
We are so happy at DMS. Our children love school,their teachers and friends. The teachers are so caring and interested in the chlildren. We are also impressed with the amount of art and music the children are exposed to. For the most part, the parents are very involved. Wtih the recent puchase of 5 more acres the opportunity for a high school becomes more of a reality. A fantastic school and community.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2005
I love the philosophy. The school is trying to grow too fast. They need to get a great core staff and then boost enrollment for the lower grades. Then you will have enough money to create a great High School.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2005
This school has a strong emphasis on academics and the teachers have high expectations of the students. Parents are generally very involved and there is not any lack of materials. One negative aspect of the school is that it is very work sheet driven, and there is not enough focus on using diverse teaching methods.

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May 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2005
We lov it here. The staff is so helpful and the campus is beautiful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2005
awesome school. though it all depends on the teacher.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
This school is truly amazing. The teachers are extremely dedicated. Students receive a well rounded education of the body, soul and spirit. My childs well being has completely transformed.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2003
What a wonderful school! My oldest son was disinterested in the public school he attended, but since moving him to DMS he loves school. He is excited to come home and tell us about his day. And now our younger child is also attending and loves it as well. All of the faculty and staff are wonderful. They truely care about the students. The Waldorf Methods approach really works for our family. It is important to us that our children recieve a well rounded education. With all the extracuriclar classes like games/PE, watercolor painting, beeswax, music (singing and well as instrumental music), handwork, and spanish Desert Marigold definetly offers what we are looking for. If you are looking for a school that offers academicws as well as community and the arts, this may be the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2003
This school reminds me of the dark ages, long ankle length dresses and all the students are all sang their instructions. My child did not learn anything in the 6 months he attended.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2003
This is a wonderful,nurturing school. They are as concerned with the personal and emotional development of the child as they are with the educational development.A very full, well rounded approach to education. Our family is very involved in volunteer opportunities at the school and this helps to make it feel more like 'our school'. What a geat place to learn and grow!

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Desert Marigold School
6210 South 28th Street, Phoenix, AZ  85042
(602) 243-6909
Last modified Desert Marigold School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Desert Marigold School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 72 reviews.