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.''
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 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.