“The Acorns”

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

Our mission is to continue to open the doors of understanding and knowledge for our students, families, staff and community. Acorn participates in the meal program serving two outstanding home cooked meals daily including breakfast, lunch and snack. Acorn’s current student capacity is 300 per site.

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

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.

brain_gymBrain Gym:

The Brain Gym program is based on carrying out certain movements prior to a learning activity.  It improves stability, mobility, and sensorimotor coordination. The repetition of these activities is said to foster flexibility, eye teaming, and hand-eye skills, and so “activate the brain for optimal storage and retrieval of information.”

AIMS Benchmark:

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


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.

Read about our Distinguished Citizenship Program.

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.

School Supplies:

2016-2017 Student Classroom Supplies