Anthem location open – Now enrolling infants through kindergarten
We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you! QI Montessori is adding a 3rd location, in Anthem. We are hoping to have it renovated and opened at the end of August or beginning of September. This will allow us to better serve our growing community and provide enhanced educational opportunities for your children.
Our Elementary classes take the Stanford 10 test twice a year.. once in the fall and then again in the Spring. The results have come in from our Spring testing and I wanted to take a moment to share the information with our families. Listed below are the grade level of the children who took the test and then there is a breakdown of each category by grade equivalent (remember there is only 9 months of school in a year). The chart below shows our class averages…compared to private schools…across the US.
When we first purchased the Spur Cross building it was our goal to build a garden and outdoor classroom. Last year was our third year in the building and we were finally at a place to focus our efforts on the garden space!
The project began with fundraising through our annual Fall Festival in October of 2014. All the monies raised went directly to the garden fund. The work officially began soon after. Our first step was working with Sol Landscaping Company. They came in and did the initial consultation and ground work for the space. Raised beds, irrigation lines, and grape vines were established. We recruited the children to get plants in the ground before we went home for Thanksgiving break. Sol Landscaping also donated and planted the trees that provide much need shade. These trees will grow with the school and the children.
This chart shows the students at our school by grade level. The first column shows the grade that the students were in at the time of the test. The second column shows the average grade equivalent that they scored on the Iowa test taken in April of 2018. As you can see all of the classes scored above grade level. Congratulations to all the students for their hard work and continued desire to learn.
Our Upper Elementary had the opportunity to attend YMCA Camp Sky-Y. This is a two night stay in the beautiful Prescott pines. The students will participate in activities that will foster caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. They will also be participating in hiking the woods, archery, campfires and other team building skills. It is a wonderful opportunity to continue the Montessori education outside of school… learning how to apply our values in all places.
On April 8, 2016, our very own Callan Young was awarded 1st place for his science fair project at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair, a statewide competition hosted by the Arizona Science Center. He placed 1st in the Elementary division for Physics and Astronomy with his project titled, “Magnetic Mayhem”. It is quite an accomplishment to receive this award, as he won first place in both his class competition and the regional fair before moving onto the statewide fair. Callan’s project was one of over fifty projects submitted in his division of other 1st place winners from regional and school fairs in Arizona. We are so proud and know he is, too! Congratulations, Callan!
During the month of November 2016, Quality Interactive Montessori students were graciously given the opportunity to participate in painting a mural in the heart of Cave Creek, Arizona. The mural, designed and created by artist Kyra Kalageorgi, was commissioned by the Sonoran Arts League, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting art, artists, and art education to improve the life and well-being of the community. Quality Interactive students and families participated in painting the mural throughout the month, and truly enjoyed helping to create such a beautiful work of art. Stay tuned for future mural paintings to be commissioned in 2017!
Quality Interactive is excited to announce that we have received a Technology Grant from the Kiwanis Science Education Committee. We are especially grateful to our Elementary Teacher, Andrea DiStefano. Ms. Andrea has been working diligently with the Kiwanis Science Education Committee for the last few months. This grant will open opportunities for our students to further explore todays growing world of technology. Again, Quality Interactive would like to say a large Thank you to the Kiwanis Science Education Committee for supporting our School and the local youth.
QI is happy to announce that we have expanded our school! The expansion includes both a new infant room and toddler 1 classroom. Our infants have been settling into their new room and our new toddler 1 program, that included children ages 16+ month, is enjoying their new space. We are happy to have all of your new infants and toddlers with us here at QI!