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2-8
Public charter
Prescott Valley, AZ
Students enrolled: 255
After care: No
 

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8556 East Loos Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

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(928) 772-5778
(928) 775-8654
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January 15, 2015
There is no school in the entirety of the United States, that puts more emphasis on caring for the child than Acorn Montessori. They address all needs of the student, and somehow find teachers with uncommon passion for their work to bolster their teaching ranks. Offering everything from enrichment programs, to music, and even competitive sports. They have a teacher to student ratio that is never higher than 15 to 1, and they have a remarkable support staff for a wide ranging assortment of needs. This is THE school for child success.

- submitted by a community member
January 14, 2015
If your looking for a more one on one experience Acorn is the school of choice! They have at least 2 educators in a room and work in group settings. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Acorn!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2015
I transferred my daughter to Acorn after attending another public school system. She's excelled academically and is happy to go to school again. Teachers take the time to get to know each student and make any accommodation that is necessary to assist the student. Love Acorn

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2015
I have had my child in this school for the past three years and he loves coming to school and he loves his teacher so much he call me by her name.LOL This school has more then one teacher in each classroom which helps my child get the attention he needs and also all the other children are getting their needs met. I would suggest this school to everyone with children it is a smaller school but it is a great school of choice.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2015
My Grandson attends Acorn Montessori Charter School. He is a bright young man. He thrives on the rigorous curriculum. The multiple qualified educators in each classroom gives all students the opportunity to work and learn in small groups. The teachers we have experienced are sincere and demonstrate high standards. I feel communication is a key to Acorn's community. I am thankful we found a school for my gifted grandchild. He seems to be learning so much and making good friends and so are we.

- submitted by a community member
January 14, 2015
We have two kids that have attended Acorn since preschool. They are now in 5th and 8th grade. They have both turned out to be smart and savvy. No school will be all things to all kids, however we made the right choice sending our kids here.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2014
I absolutely love this school and it's staff in everyway. All of my children have attended in every grade from K to 8th. The kindergarten teacher was the best, she taught my youngest and made it so welcoming and inviting to both of us, you rock Ms. Erin! Every year they do things to improve their school and the things that they offer. As everyone in life you learn new things everyday, if you are not welcoming to change then life will get very boring. The love for every child at this school is absolutely amazing, from the director all the way down to the amazing kitchen staff. They listen to your concerns and are quick to resolve them. Going to school should not be an UN pleasant experience for any child and Acorn goes up and beyond to provide both you and your children with the extended family you deserve. The love for children is seen from the moment you walk in the doors! Thank you Acorn for providing the safe and loving Home for my family!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
Acorn is an all around amazing school! I have never seen such dedicated teachers and staff at a school in a long time. I struggled with the concept of returning to work after I had my 2 boys. However, seeing the amazing staff in preschool, I knew I was making the right decision. My children have been attending Acorn ever since. There are always exciting events/activities to keep the children engaged in learning. This school is ahead of the game with their incorporation of Common Core Curriculum, differentiated instruction, and hands on learning. While on campus, I am often greeted by friendly staff or returning students. Any student is welcome and most find Acorn to be their home away from home. The teachers push their students to grow in character and intelligence, just the way they would their own. Like any school, there are hiccups now and again, but I have yet to find a school that comes close to Acorn s dedication to its students.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
I love this school! My daughter has been with Ms. Sheryl since she was 2 and now in pre=k she is well prepared for K and already doing K work...she push the children in a good way always helping them reach their potential. Lazy? I am not sure what or who you refer to but the pre-k team has done wonders. Ms. Sheryl to my knowledge is working on a Masters and is Montessori certified as well as being a highly qualified teacher which is not required but has been accomplished because she cares. If you have a problem I would speak with her rather than post here, she is always available. Love the school and teacher!

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2014
Wow! We are in our 13th year at Acorn Montessori and currently have a 7th, 4th, 1st and K enrolled. My oldest two are now a Sr, and Jr. at a local college prep school which they were well prepared for during each of their 9 years at Acorn. We have adopted 3 kids from the foster system, who have dealt with emotional and academic issues due to their previous living situations. Our youngest has Down syndrome and is currently in the kindergarten class. With each of our six children, I have found if I am willing to listen to and respect the staff, they are more than willing to help with my children's very individualized needs. I think only one of my children was "the easy one" in class. Mrs. Cynthia and her staff have not only done their best to educate my children but also have served our family's needs. As for the person writing about volunteering in classes only until 3rd grade? Just this year my 7th grader was in need of "parental support" in his class. I was told I could show up when ever I wanted. As for Mrs. Akins, my 2 who have had her have been my most challenging academically. She was a true team member when it came to helping us to motivate them. One of the best!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
This school the staff were bullying my child. Teachers stating things to other children about my child as well as demeaning him in front of others almost daily. Numerous meetings were held with staff and principal and continued to occur. Their slogan kids first, certainly is not true.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
Sorry that my granddaughter won't be returning - unfortunate that this school is fine for preschool thru 2nd grade - but third grade was a disaster - and administration was deaf, dumb and blind to our concerns.

- submitted by a community member
April 06, 2012
My daughter is thriving at this school. We enrolled her this last year in kindergarten, and we have seen her learn grow so much in the last 8 months. These teachers genuinely love their students, and dedicate so much time, effort, and energy to ensuring that the children succeed.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2012
My daughter has gone to Acorn Montessori since preschool, and is now in 4th grade. I could not be happier with her education. Acorn strives to reach each learner and meet their individual needs. My daughter got in the 98th percetile on the AIMS test in math and 95th percentile in reading. Currently she is in the gifted class with Mrs. Akins, as she was for 3rd grade, and is very successful. I know my daughter's academic and social needs are met at this school where all of the teachers know her name and greet her as she walks down the hallway. Thank you to all the great teachers at Acorn.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2011
BE AWARE OF THE 4TH GRADE TEACHER WENDY DAUGHETEE! I had my son in her class for two weeks. My son was forced to stand up ALL day for two days in a row for not pushing in his chair when he went to throw away his breakfast!! When I asked her about it she admitted she did take away his chair and said, " That is my classroom rule. If you don't push your chair in you loose it for the rest of the day and must do your work standing up." He was not even allowed to lean on his desk while taking a test. I told her that is not acceptable to me. She said Oh well, that is my classroom rule. She also forced him to miss both recesses one day because he did poorly on a test and had to have another lesson and retake the test. The principal did not believe me when I told her what happened. I said that she proudly admitted it to me in front of the other teacher and said that is her class rule.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2011
Acorn is home for my kids, during the day. As a school, both campuses are welcoming, warm and busy about the excitement of learning! Having been raised by parents who were both excellent educators themselves, and coming from another state that had considerably greater funding allocations for its schools, my first concern in moving to this area was finding the right atmosphere to promote citizenship and self-control right alongside academic, artistic and athletic development in my children. The only school I was satisfied with was Acorn! My oldest daughter graduated with their first eighth grade class in spring of 2010, and went on to the most-difficult-to-enter college prep high school in our district, along with two other classmates. Our preschooler and kindergardner are brimming with lessons and personal achievements every day when they come home. Being exhausted by bedtime from the fun activities they rack up each day is a perk, too. They all adore their friends, work through common gradeschool mishaps with dignity, respect and manners, and all but run to the car each morning to go back. Our family is thrilled with Acorn and its programs, staff and dedication. Very few leave.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2011
In this school it is noted to be a traditional/Montessori blend that is how the Charter is written. In preschool Ms. Sheryl is taking her Montessori training now and has got all A's and is bringing more and more Montessori into her classroom. Pre-k is Ms. Alana who is Montessori trained and is also working with the Saxon and McGraw-Hill to help advance those children who are ready for that style of learning. As the children go up in grades Acorn moves more into the traditional style of teaching in order to prepare the children for what other classrooms are like. AIMS score are correct and we are proud of them. As far as the principal that has to be the rudest thing I've ever heard. All schools may not be a match for all children theat is why parents have a choice. I have always been picking on where my children go to school and now I'm proud to say my grandchildren also attend here now. It's great that this is America and we have freedom of speech I speak from the heart. Come to Acorn and see for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2009
I havve only gone to this school for 2 years but it has helped me greatly. It's very hard to find schools that give one on one attention and help from the teachers. My siblings on the other hand have all gone for 3 years and they are still loving it. I admit that the Principal does not always have her head on straight and sometimes does not think things through but she is still amazing and does a really good job. The students who have a harder time with learning get the attention they need and are getting much better. My sister couldn't read at all and she was already 10 and she goes into the school and is reading by the end of the first semester, all becasue the teachers and other staff members gave her the help she needed. This is an amazing school!!

- submitted by a student
no rating July 21, 2009
I have had my children in this school since it opened and it is getting better every year. I can't wait to see all the improvements they have done over the summer.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2009
The school is amazing. :)

- submitted by a student
April 16, 2009
i am a student at acorn in the 7th grade class and it is a great fun school

- submitted by a student
April 14, 2008
I rated this school an excellent based on the education my kids have received. The teachers are wonderful...They really love their jobs and care about their students...The owner of the school on the other hand needs to be more consistent and stick to what they say they are going to do. Office staff is unorganized. One hand doesn't know what the other is doing half the time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 27, 2008
My child has has bloomed to her full potential because of the attention and extra curricular activities at Acorn Montessori Charter School. She has been a student at this school for 7 years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2008
Very little Montessori methods are used in the classroom. Training is not offered by the school (other than in the form of reading books).

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2006
Great P-K program as well as first and second grade

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
I am very pleased with this school. This is my daughter's 3rd year at this school. She has excelled greatly and it is due to the structure and teaching staff. I am pleased that this year the school was able to have her previous year teachers advice into the next grade (a montessori practice). Overall everything the school offers is splendid!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2005
I was very happy with my family's experiance at Acorn. When we moved to Prescott I had no idea we were going to be so lucky! They provided a welcoming attitude, and a nurturing environment. We no longer live in the area, but I would highly recomend this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
My child has excelled in Acorn Montessori. The children get a lot of one on one attention that they need at a young age. My son has loved all of his teachers and feels at home with his classmates. He has excelled in Acorn Montessori, they have helped to build his confidence and continuously encourages higher learning. He has passed progressed beyond his brother who is older and has attended a regular public school where he did not get the needed attention. Acorn Montessori Charter School is an awesome school which has helped my son learn and succeed.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2005
Overall confusing experience here- Procedures change at the drop of a hat and office staff often make 'school' decisions. Teachers are high stressed and unhappy looking, however I'm not sure academics aren't stressed (taken seriously). All students in every class are placed in the newspaper as 'Honor Roll'. My child went on to a reg. school and was behind, but had been getting A's at Acorn ? Extremely high staff turnover. Perhaps it's because the focus is on school appearance/ photo ops. The building is cleaned spotless all day long. The rooms look as if no children had been in them. Would not recommend-

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May 17, 2005
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May 13, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 05, 2005
I would have to say that we were disappointed with the inconsistency of the school.Each class and teacher seems to have their own philosophy, policies and classroom setup.It was not in tune at all with the Montessori philosophy as presented on our tour of the school. They need to worry less on how much paperwork they can force down the children in a day and focus more on hands on individual learning as they profess.Kindness and respect toward each other definately needs to be addressed. I was thoroughly disappointed with the lack of family involvement/activities and that they seem to prefer it that way. Scheduling a 1/2 hour time slot is not my idea of open door, family involvement.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2005
I am so pleased with this school! My Daughter and I love everything about it!

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2004
In actuality, this place does not live up to the reputation/ image it wishes to portray.

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July 03, 2004
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March 15, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2003
I appreciate the concerns the teacher provides for my child's ability to learn and focus. The time she takes to talk to me re: child's behavior, what we can do to help the child improve the behavior at home and at school. Thanks to the teacher the child has improve greatly in interacting with other children, teachers and improve his ability to learn. Many thanks!

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Acorn Montessori Charter School
8556 East Loos Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ  86314
(928) 772-5778
Last modified Acorn Montessori Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades 2-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Acorn Montessori Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top