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Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy
in Gilbert, Arizona

About Smaller Scholars Gilbert

Located on the southwest corner of Guadalupe and McQueen in the Ethan Plaza, just west of the Valero is Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy, a Cadence Education® School.

Here, our trained, qualified and caring staff takes a hands-on Montessori approach to learning and provides quality programming and dedicated teachers for children from 6 weeks to 6 years old.

Our students are encouraged to be active and creative explorers, as well as independent, self-confident and inquisitive learners. Each child is treated as an individual and encouraged to progress at his natural ability while still reaching desired age-level goals. In addition to core curriculum offered for preschool and Pre-K children.

Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy is lauded for its warmly decorated, homelike environment found throughout the school. Our family-friendly policy is one that welcomes parent visits any time of the day. We host monthly events and parties celebrating major holidays that lend a fun, celebratory feel on campus. We also offer multiple age-appropriate playgrounds and an outdoor learning environment.

Programs Offered

Parent Handbook & School Calendar

2016-2017 Parent Handbook

2017-2018 School Calendar

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

Our Philosophy

We believe in nurturing our children academically, socially, and emotionally here at Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy in Gilbert, Arizona. Our mission is to encourage our children to develop a lifetime love of learning. We offer a Montessori setting that inspires children to be explorative, inquisitive, and curious about the world around them.


Schedule a Visit: 480-210-9504
Enrolled Families: 480-630-2816

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Address & Directions

1675 W Guadalupe Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Located on the southwest corner of Guadalupe and McQueen in the Ethan Plaza.



Monday – Friday
6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Gilbert, AZ