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Preschool | Nonsectarian | 85 students |

PHONE: (602) 678-4470

8625 North 19th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85021

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Posted 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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Posted 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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Posted 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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Posted July 7, 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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