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Private School

The admissions process for the private (noncharter) preschool (ages 18 months to 4 years)

  • The process begins when a parent comes to the school to observe the classroom and discuss their goals for their child.
  • If the parent is pleased with what he sees, the next step is an interactive visit between the prospective student and a certified Montessori teacher.
  • If the student enjoys the environment and wants to attend the school, and the teacher feels the student is ready for a group experience, we give the parent a registration packet.
  • The parent completes and returns the registration packet.
  • Assuming we have an opening, the student is enrolled.
  • If an opening does not exist at that moment, the child may be placed on the waiting list, at the parent’s discretion, and the school will notify the parent when an opening develops.

Waiting List

Parents may place their student on a waiting list for the following academic year at any time during the current year. A new wait list begins on the first Monday of the current school year.

To be placed on the Prospective Students list, call the specific school directly.


Our charter school (kindergarten, elementary, and middle school) is funded by the State of Arizona. There are no tuition fees.

Our private programs (young children, preschool, before and after-school, and summer programs) are tuition-based.

Tuition schedules are available here in addition to both the Sunnyside and Westside locations and are based on the program selected.

Discounts are available for multiple children enrolled from the same family and for half year and full year advanced payments.

Dr. Maria MontessoriThere are many who hold, as I do, that the most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six, for that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.
—Maria 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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