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"The child's work is to create the man he will become. The adult works to perfect the environment, but a child works to perfect himself."
-Dr. Maria Montessori

Welcome to the Montessori School of Flagstaff

We empower children to be self-reliant, responsible community members by nurturing mind, body, and spirit.

Welcome to The Montessori Schools of FlagstaffThe Montessori School of Flagstaff follow the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician who developed a unique perspective in child education, a perspective that honors their natural aptitude for acquiring knowledge. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her educational methodology, she observed that children who are placed in a rich academic and socially prepared environment develop an innate love for learning — an attitude that promotes self-awareness and self-discipline. The child learns to appreciate and respect himself, his peers, his teachers, and his environment.

American Montessori Society

American Montessori Society

As an American Montessori Society affiliate, we are nonsectarian, family-oriented, and we build close working relationships among our students, parents, staff, and community members. In addition to our tuition-free charter school (kindergarten, elementary, and middle school), we also offer tuition-based preschool, after school, and summer programs.

The American Montessori Society’s Pathway of Continuous School Improvement is a school-quality initiative available to every AMS member school that helps schools demonstrate and articulate their commitment to quality Montessori education.

Contact the Montessori School of Flagstaff

Enrollment is now open for preschool through grade 8 (ages 18 months to 14 years). Call us to learn more:

West Side (Preschool–K): (928) 774-9502
• Sunnyside (Preschool–K): (928) 779-1212
• Switzer Mesa (Elementary / Grades 1–6): (928) 226-1212
• Cedar (Middle School / Grades 7–8): (928) 774-1600

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Montessori Philosophy

Montessori PhilosophyThe Montessori Philosophy encourages children to develop their observation skills through activities that use the five senses, kinetic movement, spatial refinement, small and gross motor skill coordination, and concrete knowledge that leads to later abstraction.


Arizona School Tax Credit

Arizona School Tax CreditThe 2015 Arizona School Tax Credit lets your donation go directly to a public school of your choice! A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your tax liability. Any Arizona taxpayer may contribute, regardless of whether your child is attending school.

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Enrichment Programs

Montessori Schools of Flagstaff Enrichment ProgramsTo meet the needs of working parents, we offer a before- and after-school program designed for children 18 months–12 years. The older children can sign up for the many special classes offered after school such as drama, art classes, and music lessons.

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