John & Lisa Doherty

We have been with the Montessori Charter School of Flagstaff for the past eight years and have watched our six children thrive and develop from the Young Children’s classroom through sixth grade. My eleven-year-olds tell me just how effective the flu vaccine is and why, my nine-year-old read The Hobbit in third grade, my eight-year-old is a fantastic problem solver who loves math, my four-year-old is reading with enthusiasm, and my one-year-old is singing the A-B-C’s. The value of a Montessori education lies in its whole education approach, an education that is well rounded and incorporates real-world skills, critical thinking, and encourages students to ask questions and seek answers. We see our children apply what they learn at MCSF to their daily activities to draw conclusions, make responsible decisions, and find creative solutions to difficult problems. Our oldest children are looking forward to continuing their Montessori education at MCSF middle school next year.