Hermosa Montessori

Cultivating lifelong learners through Montessori education

Hermosa Montessori School is a private Tucson preschool and a tuition-free public charter school for kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students.

An excelling school

Hermosa is proud to be an excelling Tucson charter school--the highest rank Arizona awards to schools.

Beautiful campus

Hermosa Montessori is located in a distinctive Tucson location especially chosen for its beauty.

Montessori Method

Montessori is both a philosophy aof child growth--and an educational system for guiding such growth.

Welcome to Hermosa Montessori School

Our 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 is a private Tucson preschool and a tuition-free public charter school for kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students. Click on the boxes below to learn more about the program that interests you:

Preschool &

Ages 3-6

Upper and Lower

Ages 6-9, 9-12


Ages 12-14

What parents are saying

Our 2 boys have been attending Hermosa since they began their schooling and are now in 5th grade. We have always found Hermosa to be an excellent educational experience and well as providing care, compassion, and support to the students. The genuine warmth that all staff provide is obvious and our children have benefited both as students and as maturing human beings.

Bob and Anna


Hermosa Montessori has been an incredible blessing to our family. Our children have been so happy, and have been enjoying a wonderful education, and community through their school years at Hermosa. They have learned many valuable lessons through work, friendships, and a caring community of teachers and students. The school has also more than prepared them for their highschool years after graduating from Hermosa. We love this school!



I absolutely love Hermosa! My three children have all attended Hermosa and each of them have had wonderful experiences. The teachers are all amazing! I love the hands on learning approach and the focus on the virtues, teaching children to be good people along with having very high academic standards. I would highly recommend Hermosa!

The Rodgers Family

My oldest is finishing 8th and has attended since kinder. I love the culture. . . . They teach the whole child; instructing them with above grade level content, college-level discussions, and focus on teaching the children how to self-assess, metacognate, and the morals and virtues needed to rise and be successful citizens after they leave. . . After 8.5 years, I'm still so impressed. Please take a tour and see for yourself.

The Michaels family

The environment and people here are amazing. The staff certainly care a lot about their students!



Hermosa Montessori is a beautiful school that teaches students multiple different things and lets them go at their own pace. It also teaches them about our gorgeous environment and all the things you need to know about desert safety. I have been attending hermosa for 9 years now and it has been such a good experience. Hermosa truly has such a positive impact on the students.​



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