Desert Garden Montessori’s mission is to create an environment for children in which they are encouraged to explore, create, learn, socialize, and celebrate their unique talents. The school is committed to developing within each child a sense of responsibility and interdependence with their community and the world. Accordingly, Desert Garden’s philosophy encourages children to appreciate and respect nature and the environment. Like the flowers in a garden, the children will learn and grow together in peaceful coexistence. Thus, the name “Desert Garden Montessori”.
Values & Vision
We believe that the process of learning is a life-long and exciting journey. The child learns through wonderful and broad experiences that are exposed to him/her at an early age. We argue that children learn best when exposed to various stimuli in a prepared environment with gentle guidance and freedom to make choices. Inner discipline can only be achieved in an atmosphere of freedom where the child is trusted to make choices that are appropriate for their own level of readiness. The teacher is there to encourage, redirect, and supervise, but it is the child that learns through personal motivation in manipulating the work itself within the prepared environment.
The Desert Garden Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
The future looks bright for Desert Garden Montessori. We are currently in the process creating plans to accommodate our rapidly growing community. Please stay tuned for the update on our upcoming expansion.