Verde Valley Montessori

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215 S Main St Cottonwood, Arizona 86326
(928) 634-3288


Verde Valley Montessori is an educational organization utilizing the Montessori method of education in its program.VVM implements our Montessori program in the following way:

Multi-age level classrooms
Use manipulative materials that are self-correcting
Classrooms setup to facilitate self-directed and cooperative learning
Offer students choice
Global, multi-cultural and scientific curriculum
Peace education
Mastery /outcome-based learning.

The Montessori classroom is organized into several areas by curriculum. In the younger three- to six-year-old environment these are every-day-living skills, sensorial, language, math, geography, science and art. The older level of the six to nine and nine to 12-year-old class curriculum areas consist of language arts (reading, literature, grammar, creative writing, spelling, and handwriting ), mathematics and geometry, history, geography, science, art, music and movement activities. Classrooms also have a library in each environment.

Each curriculum area is made up of one or more shelf units with a wide variety of manipulative materials on display and ready for use as the children select them.

Our mission:
The mission of the school is to create a learning environment which provides a balance of intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual evolution fostering the holistic development of each child through the Montessori philosophy of education.

Goals and objectives of our program:
The main objectives of Verde Valley Montessori is to provide a stimulating environment and a nurturing relationship which assists students in developing independence, responsibility, initiative, self discipline and a strong self-esteem there by, encouraging creative thinking, fostering a love of learning, and an appreciation of the diversity of the human spirit.

Specific goals for our students:
The specific goals that we have for the students in our program are:

Realize their creative potential.
Become aware of their essence.
Cultivate a positive attitude toward learning.
Advance respect for self, others and the natural world.
Foster an attitude of gratitude.
Practice developmentally appropriate independence and responsibility.
Develop concentration and basic skills necessary for learning.
Work with a wide variety of activities in the Montessori curriculum.
Experience success.
Promote socially acceptable behavior.
Create a conscious community within the classroom.
Develop compassion, acceptance and an open-mind.
Foster curiosity and the joy of discovery.

Schools hours of operation:
Morning session for Preschool and Kindergarten students from 8:30 to 12:30 A.M. Includes lunch and playground.
Kindergarten and Preschool full-day sessions from 8:30 to 2:45 P.M.
Elementary full-day sessions from 8:30 to 3:15 P.M.

Parent programs:
In order to serve the families of enrolled students the school offers the following:

Parent Forums set up through the school year to discuss topics of common interest.
Parent Education. Exploring the Montessori philosophy and method and the specifics of the materials used to enhance the learning process.
Parenting classes which assist parents in raising caring, capable and responsible children.



MONDAY: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

TUESDAY: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

WEDNESDAY: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

THURSDAY: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

FRIDAY: 8:30AM - 4:30PM



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