The Montessori Schoolhouse is the oldest established Montessori school in Tucson, founded in 1974. Our carefully prepared classrooms for the 2½ – 5-year-old offer hundreds of beautiful hands-on materials in Practical Life, Sensory-Motor skills, Language, Mathematics, Geography and Science. Our Lower and Upper Elementary classrooms, encompassing grades 1-6, offer advanced studies in Reading and Math as well as U.S. and World Geography, a full Science curriculum, History, Creative Writing, Social Studies and the Arts. In addition to rich curricula based on the principles of learning developed by Maria Montessori, The Montessori Schoolhouse also offers an array of extracurricular activities for the interests of our students including: piano and violin, a minstrel who sings weekly with the children, music ensemble, choir, Spanish, yoga, a dynamic and sophisticated chess program and a sports/physical education program based on cooperative as well as competitive activities. These wonderful extracurricular activities are offered by tax credit contributions. As a charter school since 1997, no tuition is paid by Kindergarten or Elementary students for the regular school day. Preschool and Before- and Afterschool Care are offered on a fee basis.
The Preschool/Kindergarten class is located at 1127 North Sixth Avenue, about one mile west of the University of Arizona. The Elementary School, grades 1-6, is located at 1301 E. Fort Lowell Road, at Mountain Avenue and Fort Lowell Road, about one mile north of the University.