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3221 East Chandler Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85048

(480) 759-3810
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May 04, 2014
My son went to Ahwatukee Montessori School in 1998, and couldn t have been happier. His interest in sciences and arts has been endless ever since that unforgettable experience. I am so thankful for the love and professionalism of the teachers. Now he just finished his freshman year at Georgia Tech. It s been a long way since those first years but his actual success couldn t have been possible without this great beginning. Thank you!!

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August 19, 2013
The school's "formula" has remained unchanged for over 18 years and their success has been proven each and every year by its graduates. You can google Grand Canyon Essay and Art Contests and you will find that AFM students sweep the kindergarten categories every year. It has been a wonderful experience for our 2 children who had gone through their program, and a 3rd one currently enrolled.

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August 12, 2013
Our younger daughter (3 years) just joined about a couple of months ago. We were a little unsure as to how she was going to integrate into the school having come from a different country. One day (about 10 days after she joined) after i picked her up, we were riding home and she said "I like this school".

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August 06, 2013
My older daughter used to go to AFM and the younger one is currently enrolled. Our experience with the school has been great. The teachers and staff are very loving and are great with the children. They are academically very strong especially in math and reading and make learning fun for the kids.

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August 06, 2013
Our daughter has been going to AFM since she was 2-and-a-half. She had no trouble adjusting to the loving teachers and staff there. The school is academically very strong, and most kids start reading by the time they turn three. Our daughter is 3-and-a-half and is reading Kindergarten level books almost on a regular basis. They're also very strong at teaching math skills and practical life. A true Montessori school that adheres to the methods laid out by maria Montessori. They have a really long waiting list, you have to sign up very early to get in!

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August 06, 2013
My daughter graduated from AFM and currently my son is going there. We absolutely love this school. Teachers are so good and loving, they treat all kids as there own. Kids learn a lot here and faster then any other school but don't even realize they are studying as teachers make it more fun for them. I had trouble to find other school for my daughter when she finished AFM as no other school can match the expectation/standards that AFM sets.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
My older son just graduated from AFM and my younger one is in Pre-K. I am constantly amazed by the quality of education and care they have received at AFM. I think a clear indicator of how much my kids like this school is their constant requests asking me to pick them up as late as possible in the evening so that they can spend some more time there. I visited a bunch of top public/charter schools' first grade classes in progress when evaluating schools for my son. Some of the work that my son (and his classmates) has been doing in K is way ahead of what the classrooms were doing and I have never once hear him complain that he feels he is being pushed in any way. I feel these formative years are way too important for kids to be not learning at their own pace which might be much faster than it seems. I believe AFM provides this flexibility better than any other school I have come across. Bottom line : You cannot go wrong with AFM for your kids preschool through K education.

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July 30, 2012
Appeal to ALL, This may be good, But What I am hgearing from others and experienced ourself about this school. I will tell you these stafs are very rude and vey much rigid. They don't want to accomodate anything. In my case, before joing to school, they tested my son with Mrs Julia and they put in Ginny's class without knowing to us. I requsted to put back to Julia's class. They refused and told me very casually that you can withdraw your son. I done it. It's very bad exp on Money deposit. They did not give us back our deposit. Think twice before going there.

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August 02, 2011
Stop and look no further! This is the school for you if you want a traditional Montessori education for your child. You don't become a number at this school, instead you truly become AFM family. I searched hard to find a quality Montessori when I first moved here to AZ. When I saw this one the classrooms were humming. The children where working independently there was peace, harmony, and organization throughout the classrooms. Many schools in this area claim to be Montessori (the name is not trade marked so anyone can use it without standards.) and they are not. This school closes on a Friday each year for a true teacher workday. The entire staff goes off for training updates. Other schools may only have one teacher that is certified. My child is truly ahead of the public schools and my challenge now is finding a school that can reach the standard of this one. I only wish they continued through higher grades. Al teachers are amazing! My child was in Mrs. Ginny and Mrs Arminder's class. If you want to volunteer you can do so many times throughout the year. This school opened to set new leaders and achievers out into the world and I believe they are succeeding.

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June 02, 2011
My kids was in Mrs. Ginny's class. We are going to another school and We didn't sign contract for next year, the teacher didn't teacher my kids anymore. My friends's kids was in others teathers's class, they got the flash card when they knew beginning sound of 26 alphabet, but in Mrs. Ginny 's class, you must to know how to read 3 letter, then you can get the flash card(green bag), the means you are entering their education way. I think if my kids can read 3 letter word, why we don't need to your school for Education.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
My kid attended AFM for 2 yrs, pre-K and K. AFM provides a well rounded education. There is a large focus on academics in addition to other activities. There is plenty of staff and they are all genuinely interested in doing their best for the kids. This is not like one of those private schools which are more interested in fundraising and making money rather than focusing on teaching. At AFM, they ensure that kids at the school excel in reading, writing and math and are way above public school level. Note that in order to get in this school, you have to register on their waiting list at least 2 years before your child starts in the school.

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March 09, 2010
My kid attended this montessori for 4 years. It has been a very pleasing experiance. The teachers are very capable and they take time to understand the kids style of learning and teach the kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2010
AFM SETS THE STANDARD for pre-K and K. The montessori philosophy and environment is perfect for this age. The teachers and staff are very experienced and caring. They let the children progress at their own pace. They bring the maximum potential out of the kids. Perhaps most impressive, they do a fantastic job giving leadership opportunities, building self-confidence, building self-esteem, and discipline. My daughter has blossomed in the 3 years she's attended. She will be 'graduating' this year with a fantastic foundation - the challenge now is finding an elementary school that will continue to challenge her.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2010
AFM has the best, most well rounded education your money can buy in the SE valley - i wish it went on to higher grades : ( Our son and I were both delighted with the atmospehre, cultural diversity and amazing academics. i wish the public school system could go learn something from the admin and teachers here - My son misses Ms. Ginny and all his other teachers - extremely low child to teacher ratio and wonderful playgrd. True montessori - teachers instill a sense of leadership and pride in education that seems lost in todays society. love the Friday Peace program. Can't wait to send my other son there.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2009
this is an excellent school - the environemnt is homey and safe - the classroom is flows - respect fo rteachers and good mannerisms are contacnlty checked, the acadmeics are at a level that is way beyond what any other charter or private could offer - i wish they had higher grade s- thisis true traditional educaiton with a wholesomeness you long for and great diversity as well.

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no rating August 05, 2009
Our daughter just started going to this school and from day 1 she has been a happy child. She loves going to school. i like the teachers because they have time to talk with parents.

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June 04, 2007
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April 27, 2007
My son has attended this school for 2 years for pre-school, and has had a wonderful experience. Excellent academics and great caring teachers.

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January 27, 2005
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Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori
3221 East Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ  85048
(480) 759-3810
Last modified Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori is a Private school that serves grade PK
Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top