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News & Updates

Our Teachers received a 10% raise this year!
Average salary of teachers employed in the current 2019 budget year: $40,680
Average salary of teachers employed in prior 2018 budget year: $36,981
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year: $3,699
Percentage increase: 10%

Khalsa Montessori students win 7 awards at SARSEF 2018

We now offer Montessori Teacher Training for all elementary grades (ages 6 to 12 years) as well as primary (ages 3 to 6 years). New sessions begin in June 2017. Visit this page for details.

Congratulations to Khalsa Montessori School’s scientists and their teachers and mentors. 13 projects won 15 awards at the 2017 Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair (SARSEF)  read article…

Education, Empathy and Whole Brains– what the experts are saying about learning in the 21st century. read article…

This year Khalsa Montessori School received another “A” for academic performance. Congratulations to students and staff on their success! Our learning community has earned high marks since 2012, when each Arizona public school began receiving an annual grade based on current test scores and multi-year student growth.

It’s easy to remember to BE KIND thanks to the new memorial mosaic installed at our front gate by Khalsa parents, Girl Scouts, the family of Chris Ferrell, and Ben’s Bell’s

Khalsa Montessori School has joined Ashoka’s Start Empathy Campaign and its network of Changemaker Schools! read article…


Welcome to Khalsa Montessori School. If you are looking for conscious childcare, an excellent school, an alternative choice in education, a caring network of friends and extended family, or a supportive workplace where you can make a difference, you’ve come to the right place. Regardless of what brought you here, we invite you to learn with us, grow with us, and work with us to serve the children, our future. Khalsa Montessori School is a dynamic community of faculty and families working together to provide a nurturing home away from home where children can learn, discover their own talents and abilities, appreciate the unique gifts of others, explore the amazing world we share, realize their potential to contribute.

Khalsa Montessori School has been serving the Tucson area since 1975 and currently serves about 350 children on two beautiful campuses. Our programs include year-round preschool and childcare (birth to 5 yrs.), a free public charter school for grades k-8, as well as school-age before-and-after-school programs and summer enrichment classes. Khalsa Montessori School is designed to support the whole child–academic excellence, nurturing relationships, creative expression, physical activity and healthy habits.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about each of our programs and campuses.  Please contact us if you would like more information or would like to enroll a child at Khalsa Montessori School.