Spondeo Preschool, a Montessori Preschool, first opened its doors in 2005 with six students and one primary classroom. We are now proud to offer Primary, Toddler and Infant environments for children ages six weeks to six years old.
Judy Barreto founded the school to create the best environment to support and nurture all children’s innate love of learning using the methods of education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori.
Reflecting a deep commitment to Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy, our outstanding and experienced AMI and AMS certified teachers guide students to develop strong self-images with the confidence to face life’s challenges, and the motivation to become lifelong learners and leaders.
Today, our well-established campus, complete with five classrooms, children’s growing gardens, outdoor developmental classrooms and back-to-nature playground make Spondeo Preschool the ideal prepared Montessori environment supporting the development of the whole child –physically, intellectually and emotionally.
In a Montessori program, the teacher, child, and environment create a learning triangle. The child, through individual choice, makes use of what the environment offers to him or her in order to grow and develop, interacting with the teacher when guidance is needed.
Spondeo Preschool has the lowest student to teacher ratio in the Gilbert and Chandler area. With our superior ratios and the Montessori method we have created an environment where precious children can flourish.
Spondeo Preschool endeavors to create the best environment to support the development of the whole child into productive and creative members of the classroom, their family and both the local and global communities.