Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy, Gilbert offers families in the East Valley of Phoenix a unique learning environment because we offer both Montessori and traditional preschool programming. Our school is open year-round and maintains low student-teacher ratios in our classrooms to ensure we are providing your child the best possible early educational experiences. We also have new programs available to support virtual learning for school age children.
- Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 18 months)
- Toddler Daycare (ages 18 months to 3 years)
- Traditional Preschool & Pre-K (ages 3 to 5)
- Primary Montessori Program (ages 3 to 6)
- Optional Programs
The mission at Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy, Gilbert is to provide children with a preschool environment that nurtures and encourages them to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. We help children develop the foundational habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.
Kindness is the foundation of our school’s culture and our directors, teachers, and staff are committed to practicing kindness in their daily interactions with one another and with each child. We want every child to feel welcome and at home at our preschool and we encourage our students to develop important social-emotional skills and valuable character traits as part of our Kind Child program. Our school regularly hosts Kind Child events including our annual Trike-A-Thon, which raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Staff and Faculty
Our staff is dedicated to encouraging self-directed, competent, caring, and enthusiastic learners. All of our lead teachers are Montessori certified and have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, all teachers and assistants are CPR and First Aid certified. We provide on-going support and training for all staff members. We are extremely proud of our professional and caring team of teachers and administrators at Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy, Gilbert. They make a difference!
Arizona Tax Credits
Arizona allows you to turn your state taxes into tuition scholarships for children attending private school. You can support your friends and family in their educational choices by making a donation to Arizona Tuition Connection. Your state tax liability is then turned into scholarships.
By choosing this tax credit program, you take control of your taxes. For full details on all of the rules of donating and how your funds can be used, visit ArizonaTuitionConnection.com.