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Phoenix, AZ
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8625 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

(602) 678-4470
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May 03, 2015
If every child attended Montessori Center, we would have a nation of brilliant and creative children. The academics are superior to any school I've seen and children move at their own pace, which allows them self-confidence and the feeling of mastery before moving on. Unlike most schools, there is no sitting around waiting for the last student to "get it" or a rush for any student that is behind the others, and hence, no feeling of failure. Children never want to leave at the end of the day and they head toward the magical sensory garden and beg not to leave it. You, too, will be enchanted by the love and care that goes in to this organic garden, replete with seasonal vegetables that the children harvest themselves, and gorgeous flowers and trees all the children can name. The extracurricular activities, such as chess, Spanish, Chinese, and yoga, to name a few, contribute to the well roundedness of each student. Our grand daughter knows more about geography, history and science than I think we do! The best gift you can give to your child is to have them spend time at Montessori Center.

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December 10, 2014
Montissori Center School has been the home for our children these past 2 1/2 years. Never in my life have I witnessed the joy for learning that I see in their eyes. If only every child could begin their education at Montissori Center then I truly believe our society would be a better place.

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April 19, 2014
This school has a solid administration staff, where one of the owners greets you almost every afternoon when you pick up your child, and the morning staff member has been there for over 15 years. The other owner is one of the teachers, and she was a direct student of Maria Montessori and she herself has taught for over four decades. The student population is diverse, and many parents and children before heading home spend time conversing while children are exploring and playing in the sensory garden located immediately outside of the school's front door, most of which has been maintained by the students and the environment specialist teacher who comes in to teach gardening to the children several times per week. Afternoon activities include several languages, chess, yoga, and more. We transferred our daughter from another Montessori from the east side of town and although the beginning was an adjustment (as it would be with any life change), she has excelled gracefully and loves the friends she has made and the teachers and aides at MCS. Parent involvement is limited to specific events and days, but parents can come in to observe or have lunch by appointment at any time.

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May 23, 2012
Do your child a favor and send them to this school. Literally everything is perfect about it. It is an educational oasis in our literal and figurative educational desert. My daughter went here from age 2.5 to 6, she loved every minute of it. I wish they would expand through college!

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February 22, 2012
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Montessori Center School. This is the best school to challenge your child's natural ability. Teachers and staff are dedicated to the well being of the child's growth. I will be sadden when my son graduates next year, I am not finding it difficult to find another school that compares to this one.

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July 07, 2011
I have always been extremely choosy in regards to daycare and education for my children. A teacher myself I wanted to make sure that my children were in the best hands possible, and I can say that after visiting a dozen schools, we chose Montessori Center School and could not have been more impressed and appreciative. The beautiful environment (sensory garden), caring and dedicated administration, staff and teachers who teach the true Montessori curriculum and the variety of enrichment opportunities offered (including yoga, Chinese, French, Spanish, and chess) created a lasting impression on us. My son is not only significantly ahead of children his own age (without a Montessori education) in reading, math, geography, and science, but has learned valuable life lessons about responsibility, community, concentration, commitment, and patience. He has also gained a greater appreciation for animals and nature. Simply an exceptional school.

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June 16, 2011
The best school for our children! The staff and teachers are an extended family for us. Everybody is so helpful and nurturing. Our daughter loves to go to school and my husband and I are amazed at her learning since she joined the school. This is the best place for your child after your home!

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June 16, 2011
An excellent choice for our children's education. We love the staff and teachers and our children are so happy to be part of such a great family.

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September 17, 2010
It is difficult to explain how good this school really is. The only problem we have had is that when our children graduated, the schools they entered could not easily accommodate such advanced students.

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March 17, 2010
I cannot say enough great things about Montessori Center School. My daughter has attended this school for the past two years and will be graduating from Kindergarten this year. This school offers a fantastic learning environment and so many opportunities for children to learn and grow. My daughter has been exposed to a variety of experiences that include foreign languages (Spanish, French and Chinese), yoga, chess, as well as a phenomenal garden (just to name a few). I cannot speak highly enough about the staff at Montessori Center School. Staff members display a high level of enthusiasm and are very creative with the children. Each day I am amazed at the level of learning that my daughter demonstrates. I would highly recommend this school to anyone that seeking a wonderful educational experience for their child(ren).

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January 06, 2010
Our daughter has attended this school for almost three years now. She will graduate in the spring and I truly wish she could stay here. I can't imagine finding a comparable experience for elementary school. She has learned so much. Every day she amazes us with what she has learned. I believe that the biggest problem for children that leave this school is finding a place where they will not backtrack in first grade. We love the environment and the multiculturalism that is embraced at this school. The children are taught responsibility and respect. We absolutely love it here and can't say enough about this school!

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July 16, 2009
Montessori Center has been a wonderful and invaluable experience for our daughter. After researching an unbelievable number of preschools in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, we found this school and we have been thrilled. Our daughter recently graduated from the kindergarten program and I cannot describe the growth we have seen over the last three years, both academically and socially. She has been nurtured and encouraged in a structured and student centered environment to pursue her natural curiosity and develop a life-long love of learning. She has looked forward to each day- learning everything from practical lifeskills to math, language, reading, geography, Spanish, Chinese, yoga, art and music appreciation- and has been immersed in a multicultural environment. We have watched her develop into a curious, self-directed, responsible student. The school has a talented and caring staff that values each child individually and the classroom as a community. Can't say enough!!!

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July 15, 2009
This school was the most amazing experience for our daughter and us! She started a little later than some other children (3 1/2 vs 2 1/2) but the teachers and staff made all the difference! We will truly miss everyone - other parents included - now that she is moving on to a first grade classroom. She will be well prepared academically and has developed invaluable life and social skills. Highly recommended!

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July 14, 2009
Montessori Center School has been an incredible experience for our child. My son started here when he was two and a half and graduated last month. Even though the school is centrally located, you would never know it by the environment. There is a sheep, birds, a pond, a large play area, and a huge sensory garden. It is a truly peaceful place. The teaching staff is top notch. It is very rewarding having your child taught by the same person for four years. Our son has learned cursive, sentence structure, geography, math (addition, subtraction, times, division, fractions, and simple fraction addition), reading, Spanish, Chinese, and even yoga (there are lots of arts and crafts too). Our son has also learned about manners and practical life skills. Finally, my wife and I appreciate the school s many different cultures and ethnicities. A great choice!!!

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July 14, 2007
My 5 year old daughter started this school at 2 1/2. Shortly after, we when to a mixed party and you could actually tell the difference between the Montessori and Non-Montessori Kids. We love the administration and I am amazed with my daughter rounded and exemplary progress. The most important element of education in our home is the love of learning and self-discipline through a masterfully guided curriculum. I would highly recommend anyone wishing a school would meet your level of commitment for education that encourages independent thinking, social graces, kindness and a well rounded child to sign up quickly and stay through the entire 3 years. Excellent Choice!

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April 25, 2007
I've been extremely happy with this school for my little girl. They are very strict here, but I think that is a good thing. They are also very traditional with the Montessori methods. Owned by one of the teachers and her husband, and they continue to put a lot into the school - the campus is a wonderland for little children, including the gardens, animals, etc. My daughter has been there two years, just turned five, and is reading, writing and doing math. They say that almost all of their children will be fully reading by the time they graduate from the program. I think this is a superb school to put your child if you are willing to trust the Montessori method to create a wonderfully educated, curious child. But the strictness of the school can take some adjustment. I recommend it, and will put my next child there soon.

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January 25, 2007
This is an excellent school. My son has been attending this school for last two years. The school has been a teaching facility for Montessori teachers although the directress retired from teaching teachers this year. The school sets the standard on how Montessori teaching should be. The school has a wonderful sensory garden which can be beneficial for both students and the parents. The teachers and staff are very warm and loving. It will be very difficult to find a school like this one for my son after he graduates from here.

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July 11, 2006
This is a fabulous school. After looking at quite possibly every preschool program in the metro Phoenix area, i found this school. This is the state training center for Montessori teachers, and it is a model Montessori environment. The teachers are all warm and welcoming, but give the children room to learn and figure things out for themselves. My daughter has been there since February and has benefited enormously, both socially and academically (if there is such a thing at 3 years old). There is a sense of calm and order everywhere in the school, from the classrooms to the playground. There are about 100 kids at the school, and in addition to the classroom building and playground, there is an extensive outdoor 'classroom' that the children use interchangeably with indoors. The gardens and wildlife (there's a sheep!) are excellent as well. A wonderful place.

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May 16, 2005
I toured the school and found the classrooms to be very nice and the outdoor activity area very enjoyable.

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Montessori Center School
8625 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85021
(602) 678-4470
Last modified Montessori Center School is a Private school that serves grades PK-K
Montessori Center School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top