Scottsdale Charter academy

Mission Montessori Academy
Our Mission is to pursue academic excellence, global and social responsibility and love and empathy for all in a safe, nurturing, stimulating and peaceful environment. Our methodology is based on the principles and curriculum of Maria Montessori where each child can reach their highest potential and be a respectful, responsible and contributing member of a global community.

who we are

Mission Montessori Academy began as a dream in 1995 and has become an integral and respected member of the Arizona educational community. We are recognized globally, including Charter School of the Year in 2015-16. Our Mission Family works daily to pursue academic excellence, global, and social responsibility, and love and empathy for all life in a safe, nurturing, stimulating and peaceful environment.



Each campus serves one of the Planes of Development described by the Montessori teaching method on which our curriculum is based. Our beautiful campuses are located across Scottsdale and connected by a unifying sense of spirit and purpose.

  • Ages 0-6 | Infant, Toddler & Primary | St Anthony / St Apkar Campus
  • Ages 6-9 | Lower Elementary | 96th Street Campus
  • Ages 9-12 | Upper Elementary | Larkspur Campus
  • Ages 12-15 | Middle School | St George Campus

We invite you to learn more about each campus and schedule a tour to see for yourself how Mission Montessori Academy can meet your needs for Pre-K through 8th grade education.

Ages 0-6

Ages 6-9

Ages 9-12

Ages 12-14

Charter school of the year 2015-16

Mission Montessori Academy Earns Top Honor From Charter Schools Association

Our academy has received an A-grade from the Arizona Department of Education for the last three years and is consistently ranked among the state’s highest achieving schools.

We attribute Mission’s success to our global focus, combined with the Montessori philosophy of education, which focuses on a child’s social, psychological and physical development.



Mission Family Hub

With sports programs, chess and theater, yoga classes, summer school, and more offered all year long, Mission Montessori Academy students have a world of enrichment at their fingertips.

Visit The Hub to find classroom pages, event announcements, social media streams, lunch menus, and everything else you need to stay plugged in to our entire range of services and amenities.

Parents, you’ll want to bookmark this one!

Ages 0-6

Ages 6-9

Ages 9-12

Ages 12-14

montessori method

We are excited to share the Montessori world with you and your child. Whether currently attending or new to the Mission community, your child is already a Montessori student. Every child is born with an innate curiosity about the world and with a desire to learn and explore.

Through years of study and observation, Maria Montessori developed a scientific method of teaching children that integrated their natural curiosity with educational materials within a prepared environment that addressed the needs of each child. This is the experience we want to offer your child.

MMA @ St Anthony

Ages 0-6 | Infant, Toddler & Primary
12990 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Ph: 480.860.4330
Fax: 480.657.3715

MMA @ St Apkar

Ages 1-6 | Toddler & Primary
8849 E. Cholla Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Ph: 480-284-8000
Fax: 480.284.8875

MMA @ 96th St

Ages 6-9 | Lower Elementary
11050 N. 96th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Ph: 480.699.4950
Fax: 480.314.3346

MMA @ Larkspur

Ages 9-12 | Upper Elementary
9575 E. Larkspur
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Ph: 480-840-1609
Fax: 480840-1676

MMA @ St George

Ages 12-15 | Middle School
4530 E. Gold Dust
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Ph: 480.699.4950
Fax: 480.314.3346