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Montessori Center School

Preschool | Nonsectarian | 85 students |

PHONE: (602) 678-4470

8625 North 19th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85021

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Montessori Center School, located in Phoenix, Arizona, is a preschool that enrolls 85 students.

The school community has reviewed this preschool and given it an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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Associations: AMI; Coed; Montessori; Nonsectarian
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Posted on Apr 19, 2014
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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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Posted on May 23, 2012
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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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Posted on Feb 22, 2012
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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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Posted on Jul 7, 2011
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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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Posted on Jun 16, 2011
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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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Posted on Jun 16, 2011
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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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Posted on Sep 17, 2010
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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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Posted on Mar 17, 2010
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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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Posted on Jan 6, 2010
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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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Posted on Jul 16, 2009
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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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