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.
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."
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There are eight Montessori schools in the Tucson metro area.
Montessori schools can be public schools (free), charter schools (free), or private schools (tuition-based).
Here are ten questions you may want to ask on your tour or at an info night:
No. The Montessori schools in Tucson currently only go up to grade 8.
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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