Opening Doors of Understanding and Knowledge:

Established in 2001, Acorn Montessori Charter School is a state approved Charter School serving students K – 8th grade.

Acorn Montessori understands and serves the needs of the “whole child”. Acorn’s approach of linking outstanding educational methods with models for cooperative respectful way of life is an important element of education. Each classroom represents a structured miniature learning society where the values of harmony, respect, independence, learning and unity are given the opportunity to blossom and grow.

The Montessori Method fosters a deep appreciation for knowledge, learning and humanity.

We offer a before care enrichment program for a nominal fee. We also provide FREE tutoring 2 – 3 days per week.

Our Mission Statement

ACORN MONTESSORI SCHOOL

CHILDREN FIRST, ALWAYS

Enriched Curriculum

Free tutoring available 2-3 days per week for students who require extra academic support. Reading, Phonics, Spelling, Language, Math, Geometry, History, 6+1 Traits of Writing, Social Studies, Botany, Spanish, Zoology, Biology, Life Skills, Cooking, Computers, Geography and Technology. Acorn Montessori Charter Schools, in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Education, also provides Gifted Education.

AIMS Benchmark

Reading intervention is provided by our reading specialist to those students needing a little extra help.

Focus

Arizona State Standards/Structured Montessori Education philosophy is that all children are motivated from within by a natural curiosity and love for knowledge. Core Curriculum is explored in small learning groups. The educational experience includes tactile (hands on) learning materials to  encourage the student to learn through multiple senses. Weekly Saxon assessments, AIMS and ongoing observation chart the students’ growth.

Extracurricular Activities

• Field Trips – see calendar
• Physical Education; Spanish; chorus; drama; mentorship program; community service; computer club; great chess club; gardening green thumbs; Arizona Learn & Serve Community Service. In addition, Boys & Girls Club works in partnership with Acorn in assisting our students with daily challenges. Some of the activities deal with bullying, peer pressure, drugs and alcohol abuse.

Bus transportation is provided for field trips.