Montessori Happenings

"The A3 lower elementary students did a lesson on the election process to decide which seeds to sprout in a windowsill garden. Students queued, signed their names on our voter registration record, and voted in our private voting booth. We first had a primary election to narrow choices down to three.

Students then were able to speak on behalf of a seed to try to persuade voters before the general election. The final election results determined which year will be sprouting which seeds. It was decided that first years will be sprouting Emperor Spinach, second years will be sprouting Cherry Belle Radish, and third years will be sprouting Sweet Basil." by: Ms. Jenn, A3, Switzer Mesa


A3's plant election is such a timely lesson for our first through third years to experience as our country conducts the midterm election process. As part of the Montessori philosophy, we believe hands-on participation is key to lasting, in-depth knowledge, so we know that Ms. Jenn's students have a better understanding of not only the election process, but the importance of their civic right to vote due to their plant election. Plus, we can't wait to see updates of the windowsill garden as the seeds begin to sprout! What a metaphor for the new budding generation of voters!

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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