Montessori Schools in Tucson

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Searching for a Montessori school in Tucson for your child or teen? You've come to the right place! We've put together a comprehensive guide to assist you in finding a school that is the right fit for your family.

What exactly is a Montessori school?

Developed by Dr. Maria Montessori (an Italian physician), the "The Montessori Method fosters rigorous, self-motivated growth for children and adolescents in all areas of their development—cognitive, emotional, social, and physical."

The American Montessori Society describes the model in this way, "Montessori education is student-led and self-paced but guided, assessed, and enriched by knowledgeable and caring teachers, the leadership of their peers, and a nurturing environment."

Students enrolled in a Montessori classroom are typically in a multi-age classroom, which is "designed to create natural opportunities for independence, citizenship, and accountability. Individual students follow their own curiosity at their own pace, taking the time they need to fully understand each concept and meet individualized learning goals."

How many Montessori schools are there in Tucson?

There are eight Montessori schools in the Tucson metro area.

Are there any free Montessori schools in Tucson?

Montessori schools can be public schools (free), charter schools (free), or private schools (tuition-based).

What questions should I ask on a school tour?

Here are ten questions you may want to ask on your tour or at an info night:

  1. Do you require an admissions assessment/exam? If so, what subjects will be covered and how are course placements determined?
  2. Who will be my child's teacher and what credentials/experience does he/she have?
  3. Have all teachers been background-checked? Does the screening process apply to all employees (janitors, lunchroom staff, security personnel, bus drivers, etc.)?
  4. How much “screen time” (iPads, computers, etc) is part of the day, if any?
  5. What curriculum do you use for each subject?
  6. How much homework is required on a typical school night?
  7. What is your policy regarding cell phone use on-campus?
  8. Tell us about the extracurricular and athletic opportunities at this school.
  9. What is the average class size?
  10. What makes this school special?

Are there any Montessori high schools in Tucson?

No. The Montessori schools in Tucson currently only go up to grade 8.

What is the best Montessori school in Tucson?

Great question! Each school has a unique community, curriculum, and focus so it's hard to pinpoint just one.

The best way to find a Montessori school in Tucson is to ask friends and family members for recommendations. You can also check yelp and google reviews. Finally, don't be shy about scheduling tours at several different schools so that you can make an informed decision.

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