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6210 S 28th St

Phoenix, AZ 85042

(602) 243-6909

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Grades: PK - 12

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 325

Students Per Teacher: 27

Parent Reviews

60 Parent Reviews for Desert Marigold School

We attended DMS for just over 2 years and found it to be lacking in many areas. My goal for my children is for them to discover what makes them happy and be able to do that. We thought Desert Marigold was the place for this to happen. We were so very wrong. At first we thought the environment was loving ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/18/13

As with any school, there is always room for improvement. We moved to Phoenix because we love AZ. We moved to South mountain, because we loved Desert Marigold school.Our youngest son is in EC preschool. We are familiar with the Waldorf inspired education and do not feel the need to be followers and compete ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/04/13

After 6 weeks in our neighborhood school we got called off of the wait list at DMS. We are so blessed to be a part of a nurturing community. As with any schools, perfection is not possible. We feel that this school has the students best interest at heart. My child is educated as a whole child. There ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/02/13

This school presents itself as a liberal arts based, whole-child education, but on closer inspection it is a very unsafe place with no rule enforcement and an unresponsive administration. The campus is beautiful and the early childhood is wonderful. Beyond that, there is much work that needs to be done. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/27/13

Desert Marigold is all we'd hoped for and more... The campus is beautiful, the people, wonderful, and the potential, amazing. Even the things that concerned us initially turned out to be strengths. The kids have one teacher (and one set of classmates) from 1st-8th grade which leads not to insulation ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/27/13

"The only K through 12 Waldorf-inspired Charter school in America." We moved to the Phoenix area in part for this school. Although there are always things that can be improved in any institution, we have not regretted our decision. The teachers are excellent and the majority of practical challenges ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/30/13

Whole child education. This is not just a school, its a community. Staff is amazing and parent involvement is high. There is a community garden, an animal yard including goats and sheep, and Spammy the beloved pig, a pond complete with geese and ducks, and many more aspects that make it a special place ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/28/13

We enjoy the unique mommy & me class! The outdoor setting with the animals, orchard and garden is so beautiful! The indoor setting is cozy and does not have the typical office environment that is in most schools. Both our 3 year old & 1 year old love it! We look forward to pre-K and beyond!

Posted by a parent on 08/28/13

We absolutely love DMS! It was one of the main reasons we moved to Phoenix and we feel so lucky to have our children attend school here.

Posted by a parent on 08/28/13

I absolutely love this school. Most importantly, my daughter who is a first grader loves it the most. Waldorf is what works for my daughter as well as bringing much of it into our home. I am firm believer that a child must have a well rounded and balanced environment that is loving, kind, connected with ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/09/12

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Test scores for Desert Marigold School

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Test Year: 2012
Desert Marigold School
Valley Of The Sun Waldorf Education Association
* In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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Phoenix schools — Desert Marigold School is located at 6210 S 28th St, Phoenix AZ 85042. 6210 S 28th St is in the 85042 ZIP code in Phoenix, AZ The school district for Desert Marigold School is the Valley Of The Sun Waldorf Education Association. Desert Marigold School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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