Welcome to Hermosa Montessori School


''To consider the school as a place where instruction is given is one point of view. But to consider the school as a preparation for life is another. In the latter case the school must satisfy all the needs of life''
-Maria Montessori

Dr Maria Montessori recognized that children naturally love to learn.  When their learning environment is designed to provide the proper materials, their potential is unlimited. Although the method was developed in the early 20th century,  current research in learning  theory, education, and neuroscience confirm that the method Hermosa uses is the optimal model of education.  

Hermosa implements the Montessori method authentically with highly qualified certified teachers from the best teacher training programs. The beautifully designed classrooms entice children to learn and their teachers guide them to become self directed, motivated 21st century learners.  Students learn life skills, and all curricular content areas at their own pace while being allowed to follow their own interests within a community guided by positive values and virtues.  

Hermosa’s Mission

Hermosa Montessori School is a private Tucson preschool and a tuition-free public charter school for kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students. Hermosa is a school community of lifelong learners that integrates Montessori education with Arizona Academic Standards to foster self-motivated, moral, social and environmentally responsible individuals.

Hermosa Montessori School was founded in 1978 and remains locally owned and operated by its founder and head of school. Hermosa has a distinctive Tucson location especially chosen for its beauty. Hermosa is located on 16 acres within the Tanque Verde Valley, near Fort Lowell and Soldier Trail. The natural desert areas provide a perfect setting for the children to experience and learn about the world of nature. We think that our kids deserve a protected, beautiful, and safe environment in which to learn and play each day.

Hermosa Montessori  School, Inc., Charter Schools, Tucson, AZ

Latest News


The Truth about Charters

Charter School are Public Schools (read article)




Classroom Supply Lists for 2014-2015 are available now

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Spring Newsletter is now available.

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“I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Colombian author of "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude" who attended a Montessori school as a child. 



 PBS Kids Writers Contest

Grace DePuit  placed 1st in the PBS Kids Writers Contest in the Kindergarten
division. The award ceremony is on Friday  April 25,  at the Burton Barr Library in Phoenix.  Arizona's poet Laureat Alberto Rios will  present the winners.


 Kids Art Contest Winner

Congratulations to second year student Pablo Gauard-Castillo for his winning entry in the Kids Art Contest. Pablo wins a $25 gift card to In and Out Burger for himself, and  $50 gift card to Target for school supplies for his classroom. 


Award Winning School

Hermosa receives Arizona Department of Education's "2011 Academic Excellence Award."



Hermosa wins a prize at the 2013 International Montessori Congress in the "Montessori Elevator Speech" contest.

See the entries on our youtube channel.




Some great Montessori video resources.

Montessori Madmen Site




News and Annoucement Archive

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