Welcome to Montessori

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Mesa Public Schools offers kindergarten through sixth-grade Montessori programs, free of charge. MPS also offers Montessori preschool programs through the MPS Community Education Department.  Children living within MPS boundaries and beyond are welcome.

What makes Montessori different?

  • Students are placed in multi-grade classrooms, based on developmental periods.
  • Students usually spend three years in a classroom with the same teacher. This provides for long-term relationships between the teacher, student and family.
  • Each student has a personalized work plan based on interests, achievement levels, and progress. These plans minimize competition between students and allow them to progress at their own pace.
  • Students move in sequence from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract.
  • Students make choices in directing their own work.
  • The classroom setting emphasizes a balance between freedom and responsibility. This reflects a Montessori cornerstone — respect for self, others, and the environment.

Montessori beliefs

  • Each child is unique and must be respected as such.
  • The child has a deep love and need for purposeful work.
  • The aim of education is to foster competent, responsible citizens who are lifelong learners and problem solvers.