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Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten in Tucson, AZ

The human hand allows the mind to reveal itself.” ~ Maria Montessori

Mis Manos Montessori School, formerly Desert Montessori School is proud to announce that as of September 1, 2011, we serve the northwest and surrounding areas of Tucson, Arizona.  We are excited to continue the tradition of academic excellence and high standards that Desert Montessori School represented.  We offer Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes for children ages 1 1/2 to 6 years old.  Classes meet Monday to Friday and are under the direction of Certified Montessori guides. 

Please call (520) 498-1700 to schedule a tour and to learn about our program.

Waiting List

If you would like to be on our waiting list, please download the waiting list form and return to us via regular mail or by email. We will do our best to enroll your child as close to the "desired start date" as possible.  You can reserve a spot for children younger than 18 months by submitting a waiting list form.

Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world. ” ~ Maria Montessori

News and Announcements

New Toddler Classrooms are NOW OPEN

We have added two brand new Toddler classrooms to accommodate our growing community.  Feel free to schedule an appointment to visit our new additions.  The new classrooms offer the toddlers a clear view of the desert wildlife just outside the windows.  This is very unique to our location and is made possible by our designed low windows.   

Contact us regarding our Summer Art Program.  Summer is a great time to get to know our fabulous teachers and to introduce your little one to an excellent art program and the Montessori method. 

What people are saying...

With gratitude...

Our experience with you all at MMMS has been so wonderful. We have learned how to be better parents! We have fully enjoyed watching our daughter blossom with your guidance. We will surely miss you all more than we can express. I get sad thinking about taking her away from the school and friends that she loves so much but also feel excited knowing what is in store for her and us will enrich our lives so much.  

You have been more than graceful and warm towards us. Please know the deep gratitude we have for Mis Manos and the staff! We truly feel blessed to have been a part of the family. 

Melinda C.
Primary Class Parent

It has been my pleasure...

It has been my pleasure to pick up my Grandson, once a week, to bring him from Mis Manos to his outside lessons, like swimming and gymnastics.  He has, of course, been in the Montessori program since he was 3 years old.  His development over this time has been an impressive showcase of the fine teachers and staff at your facility. Every week I have asked him what he has been learning, and his development and fund of knowledge is a source of constant discussion and amazement to me and family members.  He demonstrates a maturity beyond his years, and that too is a credit to the fine instruction and people of your school.  You have exceeded my fondest hopes. This note is in appreciation for all that you do, you are the best.
Thank you,
Gerald J. Chessen M.D.