Desert Montessori School

Creating a love of learning in students from preschool through 6th grade.


Our rigorous academic program is personalized for each child, building their confidence and nuturing a love of learning and exploration.


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 philosophy of education based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play.
A Montessori education gives children a foundation of academic achievement, curiosity, and confidence.

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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