Desert Montessori School

An award-winning school serving 90 students from preschool through 6th grade.


Our rigorous academic program is personalized for each child. This helps them develop a love of learning and to reach their full potential.


Specialty classes are integrated with the academic curriculum to teach children to think creatively and to express themselves.


Elementary (K-6th) students can join the Swim team, Ski club, and Mountain Biking club. We play hard and have a good time. Go Bobcats!

What is Montessori?

Montessori is a child-centered philosophy of education that helps children to be enthusiastic, focused, and innovative.

Love Of Learning

Children delight in new knowledge and skills


Personalized Education

Children learn in their own unique way based on their own interests and motivations. 


Emotional Intelligence

Children develop creativity, confidence, and leadership

“When we moved to Santa Fe from Oklahoma, we looked at all the private and public schools, and we chose Desert Montessori. We love this school and our three children have thrived here.”

Sara and Nigel Otto

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