Rainbow Montessori School

Preschool in Scottsdale, AZ 85254

6402 East Voltaire Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Rainbow Montessori School is a private Montessori school for children from 18 months old through 2nd grade. Rainbow’s mission is to help each individual reach his or her fullest potential and to prepare our students to be independent thinkers, lifetime learners, and responsible citizens in an ever-changing world.

Rainbow was founded in 1980 by Doris Rasmussen. Rainbow is dedicated to the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, which recognizes a child’s need to learn basic academic skills, observe the environment, do independent work, and cooperate in a community.

Rainbow serves families in the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Camelback Mountain area, Pinnacle Peak, Carefree, McCormick, and Gainey Ranches.

Vision : Rainbow Montessori School has a unique approach to education which builds upon the need and eagerness of younger children to learn about their immediate world. Later, we satisfy the passion of older students to explore beyond the walls of their classrooms. We teach and we remove obstacles to learning. The result, for more than thirty years, has been graduates who are poised, confident, self-starters with a broad mastery of skills and subject matter. These students have become critical thinkers who have respect for one another and the environment, and who have developed a lifelong love of learning.

Child Ages:
1.5 years - 8 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Arizona Department of Health Services Division of Licensing Services
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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As a Montessori School, Rainbow Montessori School is committed to the development of responsible members of the human family and the protection of the child’s fragile spark of curiosity and creativity. Our curriculum is designed to intrigue children and develop in them a lifelong love of learning. No topic is presented just once and forgotten. Lessons are introduced concretely in the early years and are reintroduced later at increasing degrees of complexity and abstraction.

The spiral of the Montessori curriculum has no end, and the depth to which any topic can be pursued is limited only by a student’s interest and ability. At the same time, our expectations are quite high, challenging each student to his/her fullest individual potential and establishing a clear standard of achievement and quality of thought and work.

Our goal is to prepare children to live lives filled with personal satisfaction as responsible, concerned citizens of the world. Our ultimate goal as a school is to produce “renaissance” young people who have not only learned how to learn but also have an innate love of learning, a wide range of interest, and an openness to new ideas and possibilities.


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