Alumni Profiles

Meet Some of Our Alumni

Brittany Baker-Trease

Switching to the Montessori school from a public school was one of the best decisions my parents made for my life. Because children spend 35–40 hours a week in school, the environment is very important to the shaping and well-being of the child. Being a Montessori student meant for me independence, self-motivation, organizational ability, and social skills. I built on these foundations throughout my entire education career and into adulthood. As a student at the Montessori school, I was an individual, not a number. Also learning by using concrete materials made the information stay in my head, enabling me to make the transition to abstract thought; learning became fun — it became my education.

Evan Jameson Spencer

I entered the Montessori School of Flagstaff as a 2-year-old and graduated 12 years later from the Montessori Middle School, never having had the experience of what any other educational methodology had to offer. What had once been a “different” little boy grew up through the Montessori system to become an Eagle Scout, Chair of the Governor’s Youth Commission, and a PADI Divemaster. I graduated first in my high school class, founded its chapter of the Key Club, won the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award in the youth category, the President’s Call to Service (Lifetime) Award, the Congressional Award Gold Medal, and the 2008 Young American Award. I’m now an Emergency First Responder Instructor; I’m earning a double major at Bowdoin College, one of the “Little Ivies,” and I’m putting the final touches on my first novel.

I firmly believe that today I am a self-motivated individual, with unlimited potential, because yesterday I was a Montessori kid.

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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