Montessori Certified Teachers

Our Montessori-certified teachers design their own developmentally responsive, culturally relevant learning environments.

Our FacultyIn addition to having undergraduate degrees, all head teachers at our campuses below the middle school level are Montessori-certified — the equivalent of a master’s degree. Our middle school teachers are specialists in their respective curricular fields and are Montessori-trained. The training of all of our teachers requires that they develop expanded observational skills so they can match their students’ developmental needs with appropriate materials and activities. They must also master teaching and classroom leadership skills that foster a nurturing environment and support learning.

To enrich our students’ learning, we look for teachers at the Montessori School of Flagstaff who bring special talents to the classroom: the creative and dramatic arts, nutrition, linguistics, creative writing, outdoor talents, cycling, and a range of other life skills.

Dr. Maria MontessoriHer [the teacher’s] aim is rather to suggest than to dictate. She stands behind the child, not in front of him; she does not so much lead the child as follow him. ‘She gives a ray of light and passes on.’
—from The Montessori Teacher by Ellen Yale Stevens, quoting Dr. Montessori

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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