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White Mountain Montessori School

421 Woodland Dr.
Pinetop, AZ 85935

(928) 367-1201

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We closely follow the teachings of Maria Montessori who was a pioneer in alternative education for young children. Our small, private, non-profit school is set up to accommodate all learning styles. Parents are always welcome to visit, observe, and take an active role in their child's education. Our highest priority is your child's safety and we take pride in our commitment to help your child reach their full potential.

A Typical Day

9:00 a.m. - School begins with a morning meeting
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Work cycle (Students work with hands on Montessori lessons)
11:30 - 12:45 - Lunch and recess
12:45 - 3:00 p.m. - Afternoon work cycle


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year