• About Montecito Community School
    What is Montessori Education?

    The Montessori approach to early childhood education will begin that process in a joyful, secure, and loving environment in which your young child will thrive.

    The Early Childhood level, for children ages 3-5, encourages preschoolers to explore and discover, to collaborate with classmates, and to take ownership of their education. The Montessori Method encourages self-directed learning that promotes self-confidence, independent thought and action, and critical thinking, while fostering social-emotional and intellectual growth.

    Education for peace is a foundational component of Montessori education at all levels. At the Early Childhood level, the teaching of peace, social justice, and global citizenship is based on fostering respect for all people and living things, and helping children learn the tools for peaceful conflict resolution.

    - American Montessori Society


    Why choose Osborn and Montecito Community School for Montessori?

    Osborn approaches Montessori education in the same way it does its other programs, with a desire to make it the best learning environment for each learner. The Osborn School District and Montecito Community School echo Maria Montessori's vision of a world that values equity and diversity while allowing children to grow into the best possible version of themselves.

    What sets Montecito's program apart:

    • As we are part of public school district, free breakfast and lunch are provided for all students

    • Montecito Annual Tuition: $6500 vs. Average Annual Montessori Preschool Tuition in Phoenix: $13,000

    • Tuition-free at 5 years old (kindergarten age)

    • We are program that is building to grade 8 -- you will not have to worry about switching your child to a different school once they have completed preschool!

    • Located in Central Phoenix, close to the 51 and 10 freeways

    • Strict adherence to COVID-19 safety and sanitizing protocols to keep students safe while allowing them freedom and exploration.

    • Access to a range of Osborn School District's supports -- including Social Workers, partnerships such as Valle del Sol, parent education, child nutrition etc.

    • DES Assistance Eligible Program