Our Mission

Desert Garden Montessori’s mission is to create an environment for children in which they are encouraged to explore, create, learn, socialize, and celebrate their unique talents. The school is committed to developing within each child a sense of responsibility and interdependence with their community and the world. Accordingly, Desert Garden’s philosophy encourages children to appreciate and respect nature and the environment. Like the flowers in a garden, the children will learn and grow together in peaceful coexistence. Thus, the name “Desert Garden Montessori”.

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44,946 Organic hot lunches served annually
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$ 607,265 Scholarships awarded annually
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97 Different cultures represented

DGM News

Watch our weekly Take 2 videos by our Executive Director, Shetal Walters, on YouTube or Vimeo, to find out current news at DGM.

The DGM Community
The DGM Difference

Prospective Parents

Desert Garden accepts students from 6 weeks of age through high school. Our admissions process begins with a tour of the school. Tours take place at 9am on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. If you would like to schedule a tour, call us at (480) 496-9833 or click here.

Check out various programs we have to offer.
Check out our organic lunch sample menu.

Welcome to Desert Garden Montessori

A place to grow

Donate to DGM

Make a difference by contributing to our Desert Garden Montessori Annual Giving Fund. We look forward to partnering with you to create positive change in our community – today and for years to come. To make a tax-deductible donation now, click below to enter your own amount: