DESERT GARDEN MONTESSORI

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5130 E WARNER RD
PHOENIX, AZ 85044
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Phone: 480-496-9833
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 9th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 12:1
  • Students/Grade: 22.7
  • Number Students: 250
  • Number Teachers: 15
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Shetal Walters
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (29 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (23 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-03-12
    "My son has been at D.G.M. since infancy. He is now in his first year in the lower elementary program. All the teachers that he had are still there and when they see me, still ask me how my child and family are doing. Although I have to admit that I miss the closeness I felt in the primary with teachers and other parents, elementary has been exciting. My son is blossoming each day. Parent involvement is centered on me being their to support my son in any way they feel is necessary. My family is looking forward to being at D.G.M. as long as it meets our sons needs."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-09-25
    "This is my family's second year at Desert Garden Montessori, and my son continues to grow beautifully in his understanding and awareness of the world, himself, and how he relates with others. He is still quite young, and the kindness and emotional nurturing he receives every day from his teachers and everyone at the school is incredible; I feel it's a second home for him, and he loves going in each morning. The staff are friendly and professional, responsive to feedback, and really seem to welcome the ideas of parents. There are many involved parents who make the community strong, and the teachers really know how to reach students as individuals. Every child should have the chance to learn and explore in a school like this!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-06-06
    "My children attended this school for a few years in both primary and elementary programs. Our experience was very disappointing. DGM is very weak academically. Now, at a Kyrene school district, they are learning a lot more then they ever did at DGM. There was never any homework and the teachers were not willing to give more challenging assignments to kids who where strong academically. In addition to this, DGM raised its tuition last year to pay for its 'organic garden', for which most parents did not care for. I never liked their lunch program. Kids would eat outside all year long, in the heat with temperatures of over 100 F in the summer time, and in the winter time, when it was too cold to do so! I know many families that left the school this year."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-03-12
    "My child attended this for the elementary program. There was a different teach each year. Also, after we transfered to a new school our child was academically behind all of the o the students. After talking to othe ex-DGM parents their children were also behind. I am very disappointed in the education standards at the school and feel like I was ripped off."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-11-02
    "I'm puzzled by comments that this isn't a good school for kids with working parents.? I work -- a lot. Yes, you have to drop off and pick your kids up on time. Town hall meetings r no more than once a month. If your children r important to you, I suspect you can find the time to make it. We've been at the school going on 4 years. Parent involvement has gone way up. May be expensive compared to other options, however here are some of the trade-offs...DGM has an organic hot lunch with wonderful vegetarian AND meat options, unbelievable Spanish Language program, & a great after school program that lasts until 6 pm. I'm not a 'high profile' client & I'm a full-time working mom -- never felt ignored or neglected by the administration. Challenges I agree with: elementary program -- needs to up the quality to retain students."
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