What Is Montessori?

Montessori education is a way of presenting lessons that allows for the discovery of concepts and the construction of the unique personality of each child through interaction with the environment. Montessori offers an educational experience where children glean an understanding of their world by interacting with REAL objects, REAL animals, and nature. This approach encourages children to learn from each other and master concepts through repetition at their own pace. It fosters respect and peaceful conflict resolution.

To learn more about AMI, visit Association Montessori Internationale, the organization that Dr. Montessori herself founded and the one through which we receive our accreditation.

Our Dynamite Students

Dynamite Montessorians have starred in plays, excelled in science and math, been chosen to express their political views on a PBS documentary, play on elite soccer teams, and are dance enthusiasts. Some have discovered a love of history and reading while others have shown a propensity for foreign language, writing, and technology. There are those among our student body who are talented musicians, artists, and researchers.

Dynamite alumni have entered advanced placement studies and have won spelling and geography bees in public schools. One alum was a science fair winner; another received a "person of character" award. Some are doing community projects such as internships with the local herpetological society.

March 2010: Two of our students won science fair awards at the community science fair sponsored by the Cave Creek/Carefree Kiwanis Club: silver and bronze!