Tempe Montessori School was founded in 1978 by Irma Letson in Tempe, Arizona. Montessori schools are found in countries throughout the world, reflecting their universal appeal. Our curriculum reflects not only the universal developmental needs of children, but also the cultural diversity of humankind. In keeping with this international origin, we have culturally diverse staff and student body.
Tempe Montessori is located at 410 S. El Dorado Rd, Mesa AZ 85202.
Our campus shares two large properties with vast amounts of fruit trees, gardens, barn yard and pond area for the children to explore.
Hours of operation are 7:30am – 6pm.
Ages served are 3 months to 12 yrs.
To provide a quality AMI Montessori education for the children, and to help parents achieve their highest goals in the education of their children, by following the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori in an effective and sensitive manner.
Our Commitment to You…
To provide an environment that is clean, safe, and attractive.
To maintain the standards and licensing required by state, county, and city.
To provide an authentic AMI Montessori education that is stimulating and developmentally appropriate.
To provide teachers who are exceptional in their capacities for guiding and caring, and in the excellence of their professional skills.
To remain committed to professional recognition by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).
To report to child protective services suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.
To be an Advocate for the child.
Your Commitment to the School…
To bring your child to school and pick up your child at the scheduled time.
To inform the school if you are delayed in dropping off/picking up your child.
To fulfill financial and legal obligations to the school promptly.
To support both the school and child by:
Becoming informed and knowledgeable regarding Montessori education.
Communicating with the teacher.
Attending parent meetings and conferences.
Supporting the teachers.
Keeping informed on goals and policies of the school.
Following school policies and maintaining two-way communication.
Together we will collaborate for the child’s development.
Learn more about our teaching philosophy
Each Montessori classroom is staffed by two adults: AMI certified Montessori teachers and classroom assistants who most often have a college degree. Additional assistants prepare and supervise the outdoor environment, keeping the student/staff ratio of 3:1, 6:1 and 13:1, depending on the program enrolled in. These adults trust in the potential of each child to develop into a productive and caring person and are eager to help each child discover his or her talents and capabilities. Would you like to view a list of our TMS teachers?
The Tempe Montessori School is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services and recognized by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). AMI was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori who intended that AMI serve two purposes: first, to protect her life’s work in its original integrity and completeness; and second, to guide its further development and application in the interests of all children. From its international headquarters in Amsterdam, Holland, AMI has functioned as the source of authentic, complete Montessori training and as a center for continuing research and development. TMS is one of ten Montessori schools in Arizona accredited by AMI.