Thank you for your interest in Mis Manos Montessori School!

The early years (birth through age 6) are a critical time to set a strong foundation for who a child will become and the role she or he will play in the future.  A Montessori education develops students who are capable, accountable, knowledgeable people who have the strong sense of self they will need to thrive in the real world.  Mis Manos Montessori is a community of families that believe in the Montessori pedagogy and its benefits.  If you are only looking for daycare services, this is not the school for you.  We encourage you to navigate our website to learn more about the Montessori method, our school and our staff.

Our admission process is designed to help us get to know your family, and to introduce you to our school community and philosophy. Together, we can ensure that our program is a great fit for your child. If you have any questions at any time, please contact us via email at or call us at (520) 498-1700. If you are interested in learning more, please schedule a tour with our school director. At this time, you will meet some of our staff and have the opportunity to see a classroom.

Currently, both our toddler and primary programs are full.  If you would like to be on our waiting list, please fill out the online waiting list form. 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.

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There are many who hold, as I do, that the most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when a man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.” ~ Maria Montessori
TODDLER/PRE-PRIMARY (18 months – 3 years old)
Tuition – Three Day Rate (Consecutive Days) Monthly Rate
Mornings   8:30 – 11:30 $845.00
School Day     8:30 – 3:30  $975.00
Tuition – Four Day Rate (Consecutive Days)    Monthly Rate
Mornings   8:30 – 11:30  $865.00
School Day   8:30 – 3:30 $995.00
Tuition – Five Day Rate    Monthly Rate
Mornings M-F 8:30 – 11:30 $885.00
School Day M-F 8:30 – 3:30 $1015.00
PRIMARY TUITION : Ages 3-6 years old
      Monthly Rate
Mornings M-F 8:30 – 11:30 $780.00
School Day M-F 8:30 – 3:30 $915.00
Please note that the primary program is 5 days a week for all ages.


  • Tuition is due the 1st of every month. After the 5th of the month, there will be a $10/day late-fee charge until the 15th. If full payment is not received by the 15th of that month, children will not be able to attend school the 16th or thereafter.

  • For any returned checks there will be a $20 fee.

  • There is a monthly 10% discount given to the 2nd and 3rd child within a family.

  • There is a monthly 10% discount given to military families.

  • There is a 5% discount for full payment of annual tuition. 

  • Mis Manos Montessori School charges an initial enrollment fee of $160. This fee is non-refundable and is due with the application, and commits each family to our school year program.

  • Annual re-enrollment fee for returning students is $120 for students that started prior to December of the previous calendar year.

  • For late pick-ups, a $1.00/minute fee will be charged for each minute late on the first occurrence. A $2.00/ minute fee will be charged for the second occurrence and any thereafter. Charges begin anew each month. The fee charged must be paid at the time of pick-up, to the employee on staff at the time, in order for your child to attend the following day. 

  • If lunchtime program is chosen, each child must bring their own lunch. Snack will be provided by the school and parents. A snack calendar will be posted monthly.



There are many who hold, as I do, that the most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when a man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.” ~ Maria Montessori


1 1/2 – 3 YEAR-OLDS: 3, 4, & 5 DAY PROGRAM

Mis Manos Montessori School’s Toddler program is designed to accommodate each child’s sensitive periods, as well as to provide a safe environment for their necessary freedom of expression.  Toddlers at Mis Manos Montessori will learn two very important life concepts:

  1. Respect for others
  2. Respect for their environment

The following areas can be found in Mis Manos Montessori Toddler classroom:

  • Movement
  • Language
  • Practical Life
  • Art and Music


 Mornings  8:30 – 11:30
 School Day  8:30 – 3:30



In the properly prepared Montessori school, a child is able to “teach” himself through the use of specially designed Montessori materials.  The Montessori materials are self-correcting which allows the child to see for herself if an error is made.  This allows the child to build confidence by “fixing” the error himself.  Self-discipline is gradually acquired through absorption in the meaningful work found in the Montessori prepared environment.Children in Mis Manos Montessori School environment work at their own pace.  The classroom is non-competitive and children choose work that is appropriate to the level they are at.  Our materials are attractive to the child, and each area within our classroom has a natural progression of developmental challenges for each level of learning.The following areas can be found in Mis Manos Montessori Primary Classroom:

  • Practical Life
  • Sensorial
  • Math
  • Language
  • Cultures, Geography and Sciences, Art, Music, and Movement
  • Visit “The Montessori Program” for more information.


 Mornings  8:30 – 11:30
 School Day  8:30 – 3:30


In these times, more than ever before, our hope is that education will offer an aid to better the condition of the world.  ~Maria Montessori

Scholarships for Kindergarten students are administered and distributed by the Institute for Better Education (IBE).  To learn more about IBE , follow the link.

If you are interested in donating to IBE, please visit their website.  You have the option of donating to the General Fund (Most Needed Fund), School, or Family/Child Fund.  Family and friends can donate their tax credit dollars to a particular School or recommend a particular child.  Please make sure to enter a child’s name and Mis Manos Montessori School under “School”.  Or, you can donate to the School Fund and select Mis Manos Montessori School.

For more information about the Credit for Contibutions to School Tuition Organizations, such as IBE, please visit the Arizona Deparment of Revenue website.