Sayre Montessori School: Montessori vs. Traditional Education

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Are you looking for more than a traditional daycare/preschool opportunity for your young child? Consider Sayre Montessori School, conveniently located in West Des Moines.

What is Montessori? An educational approach that nurtures a child’s intrinsic desire to learn. Montessori focuses on the whole child – cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Introducing your child to Montessori at a young age puts her on the path to becoming a confident, self-motivated learner.


Sayre’s classrooms are prepared by our Certified Montessori teachers to encourage independence. Learning materials are displayed on child-size shelves. Multi-age classrooms (2.5 – 6yrs) allow for younger children to learn from older children. The older students reinforce what they have learned by teaching/helping younger students.

Students also participate in yoga, JumpBunch, music, gardening, and food preparation.

All of our teachers are Montessori certified with Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.

Is Sayre’s tuition more than daycare or preschool? No. For our nine month school calendar, the tuition is $775/month. The average monthly cost for preschool/daycare in the area is $865/month.

To learn more about the Montessori teaching method, visit our website or the American Montessori Society’s website. You can also check us out on Facebook.

Call us at 515-225-7378 to schedule a tour. We are currently enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year. It is right around the corner!

Check out all the every day fun!pastedImage 3

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Building words with moveable alphabet


Bow tying frame allows children to practice tying their sneakers!


Working together to make cornbread muffins for Thanksgiving feast


Practicing cursive


Montessori Classroom

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Making Valentine’s Cards




Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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