Laura HertzlerWelcome to the Keystone Montessori website. Thank you for your interest in the Montessori philosophy and methodology.

As the Head of School of Keystone Montessori, I have had the pleasure of serving in several capacities with this learning community since 2011. Keystone was founded in 1995 with 13 young students in an Ahwatukee-area home. Over 20 years later, we have our own campus and have grown to more than 290 children ranging in ages 15 months through 14 years old.

Keystone Montessori delivers an authentic Montessori learning environment and curriculum that exceeds State of Arizona educational standards. Highly trained and dedicated Montessori educators and a close-knit, supportive community partner together to provide a foundation for a lifetime of learning that encourages individuals to reach their unique human potential.

The ideal of the true founder of our program, Dr. Maria Montessori, was to educate children so as to build a better world community focused on the establishment of a lasting peace. It is our desire that the children of Keystone Montessori leave our program as life long learners. They will graduate as confident global citizens of joyful spirits who can make a difference in the future-theirs and ours!

In Peace,

Laura Hertzler
Head of School