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Montessori Elementary School

Charter | K-6 | 340 students

We are best known for violin and Montessori program.

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Posted October 7, 2010

My kindergartener loves his school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

Caring teachers and administration. The school is geared toward growing globally responsible, caring, and independent children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

The individual attention given to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

All 4 of my children are different and learn at different rates and in different ways. This school allows them to be themselves, learn at there own pace and in there own way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

I love that my daughter gets to enjoy music and art with her academics at TMES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

It took me a long time to find the right school for my family but TMES was worth the work. We choose the school because of the fine arts programs and the dedication to letting kids advance at their own pace. What we didn't expect was the incredible relationship with learning that this school fosters. Our kids seem to have a confident, self directed and sometimes passionate relationship with learning. I only wish I could have developed such a positive relationship with learning when I was young.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Montessori Elementary School is not only a great school, but it is rare to find a school with such a caring staff and devoted teacher. The fine arts program is the best in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Montessori Elementary School has been a great place for my Nephew to continue to learn and grow. His teacher is able to work with him on his pace and he enjoys having her as his teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

I love the education that my child gets.The teachers are very understanding and I appreciate their value time and patiance they have with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

The teachers are great, and the kids get such a unique learning experience. I love this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

The best teachers and the best academic and art program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Great teachers who really care. Great learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

The quality of education that comes from Montessori training is outstanding! My son is in 1st grade and reading at a 4th grade level because they let him advance at his own pace. They never push or hold back the children. They learn at their own pace when their ready. They can keep progressing because the Montessori method is to let the child learn as much as they want to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

This is terrific learning school! The school fosters individual, creative thinking 'outside the box' and pushes children to reach for their own individual goals. As most Albuquerque public schools cut fine art programs, The Montessori offers art, violin, and music every week. The school also has a wonderful close-knit community of families from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

This school has a great program. Montessori is the curriculum offered here. The process really teaches children to not shoot for the minimum, but to be self directed and shoot for the highest they can achieve. The children progress at different rates in different subjects. Each child has their own track so the teachers are not forced to teach to the bottom of the class. The teacher-student ratio is great, and the fine arts are still strong and alive at this school. They offer art, music, and orchestra. I suppose I should say they are not so much offered as required. The children are learning culture, local as well as international, through all of their studies. The teachers are fantastic with the children and the building is new.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

My nephew is learning so much and is a very bright young man. I attribute that to the great education he receives at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

This is a truly wonderful school with dedicated teachers and staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

TMES has great teachers, very good method, and nice comradery. The best elementary school I have ever seen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

because they have the best Principal a school can have. She loves her kids and is devoted to their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Everyone is nice & courteous, the environment & curriculum for the students is far superior to public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


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In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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  • Mary Jane Besante
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  • Yes

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  • Montessori

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  • Our teachers are all certified Montessori teachers and have their NM State teaching license. We also have Educational Assistants in every classroom.
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3831 Midway Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Phone: (505) 796-0149

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