Annual Giving – Roofs & Patios

The sky is the limit, with a roof over head! Thank you for giving to our annual giving fund. Specifically, we need to place a front porch on the 3rd and 4th Grade building, along with a protective roof above the classroom entrances for 5th through 7th grade. Also, replacement roofs are needed for both the 1st-2nd Grade and 5th-7th Grade buildings. These additions and repairs will serve our community for years to come.


Click here to learn more and see a short video

Parent Child Group – Summer 2017

DMS is pleased to offer a summer series of Parent & Child/Infant playgroup for children 0-3.5 years old, providing parents with an opportunity to learn more about the principles of Waldorf Early Childhood education and how they can be applied in the home. The atmosphere is one of warm and supportive companionship with other families, facilitated by a Waldorf playgroup teacher to form a beautiful experience for both parents and children.

Summer Session Registration Open


Children 0-3.5 years old 

Dates, Time & Location:

Classes Start Friday June 23 (Class Dates: Jun 23, June 30, Jul 7, Jul 14, Jul 21, Jul 28)

8:30-10:30am – Early Childhood Classroom


$120 for 6 sessions plus $40 material fees

50% discount for siblings – no fee for siblings under 6 months old

Nutritious snack included

Class availability dependent on sufficient enrollment

Register for Parent Child

Children come to…

  • Explore a child-friendly environment that challenges and nurtures, with simple play materials.
  • Delight in special attention given to support their unfolding interests, motor abilities, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience social interaction in play that stimulates their speech and language development.
  • Engage with other children at their stage of development, while developing social capacities.
  • Explore nature through gardening, nature walks, and caring for farm animals.

Parents come and…

  • Experience an environment that encourages the valuable exchange of ideas and information.
  • Explore the value of observation in seeing and understanding what their children are doing and how they are learning as they play.
  • Delight in the joy of sharing songs and games with their children that support speech and language development.
  • Meet other parents and find a community of sharing and support.
  • Discover new tips for parenting and caregiving.

Come to playgroup with Ms. Tiffany…

Tiffany Manoukian is an early childhood staff member in our Private Kindergarten program, who is currently enrolled in the LifeWays, North America Early Childhood Certification program. Tiffany’s greatest joy is being a mom to three blessings, a boy and two little girls. She also loves to garden, hang out with her backyard chickens, explore the natural beauty of Arizona, attend ballet performances and study everything about Waldorf Education. She has started a Waldorf Homeschooling Co-Op and has participated in parent child programs at Tucson Waldorf School. She loves to celebrate the festivals and make crafts. 

Reminder: Re-Enrollment Due NOW

Current student re-enrollment for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year is past due! If you haven’t completed all the checklist items, please do so ASAP. Login to the Parent Portal and be sure to review the pre-populated fields for accuracy on the ‘Enrollment Form’ and make any necessary changes. This information will be used to update existing information we currently have in our student information system.

If your child will not be returning to DMS for the 2017-2018 school year please complete just the Intention to Return/Withdrawal Form.

***All re-enrollment forms must be completed and submitted, in their entirety, for your student to begin school in the Fall. – We are offering open spaces to new families***

If you have any questions, please contact the enrollment office.

Register for Summer Music Camp – June 5-12

DMS is pleased to be able to host the Alpizar Summer Music Camp and California tour June 5-12. In addition to DMS Students (grades 5 and up), this camp and tour is open to young musicians in the DMS greater community.

During this intensive course, students will learn an entire program of music to perform in a side-by-side concert with Southern California’s Four Seasons Youth Orchestra.

This experience is open to a maximum of 40 participants who are urged to enroll by May 22 to secure a spot. The goal of this camp is to encourage continued practice over the summer break, provide an enriching musical experience, and tighten the bond within the DMS music program.

Register for Music Camp

JUNE 5 – 9 (8am – 12pm)
Location: Desert Marigold School

  • Tuning & Music Theory Games
  • Wind & String Sectionals
  • Break – students are encouraged to bring water and a snack.
  • Full Orchestra Rehearsal
    *Students will bring their water, snacks, instrument, a pencil, and their music (which will be provided) to every rehearsal.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9 (11:30AM)
Send off concert for parents

Location: Long Beach & Orange County

Highlights Include: Beach Day, attend Long Beach Symphony Concert, live stream performance with Four Seasons Youth Orchestra

Music Camp Itinerary


$250 due no later than June 1st.

Payments accepted at Desert Marigold front office and online


  • 20 hours of professional instruction during music camp
  • Transportation to and from California
  • Lodging expenses
  • 2 banquet dinners
  • Long Beach Symphony Orchestra tickets
  • FSYO Concert participation
  • Concert sheet music


  • Instrument, music, and pencil
  • Clothing for 3 days (include comfortable clothing for travel, swimwear, semi-formal attire for Long Beach Symphony concert attendance, and concert black attire for performance)
  • Toiletries
  • Towels (1 for beach + 1 for shower)
  • Spending money for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and optional shopping expenses

We are looking forward to sharing this California music experience with our Desert Marigold families. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Mr. Alpizar –
Mrs. Alpizar –

Summer Camp 2017 Registration is Open

Desert Marigold School offers a Summer Camp with indoor and outdoor age appropriate activities guided by the principles of Waldorf education. Camp program for ages 3.5 to 7. (Must be potty trained.)

Sign up weekly for fun filled rhythmic games, water play, drama/puppetry, story telling, singing, animal care, paper, handwork and nature crafts such as journal making, plant pressing, loom weaving, nature frames, hut building and more…

$225 per Week for Full Day  (8am – 4pm)
$140 per Week for Half Day (8am – noon)

$25 Non-Refundable Deposit per Week Due with Registration

Weeks 1-4 Balance Due June 1

Weeks 5-8 Balance Due July 1

$10 Late Registration Fee
(within 10 days of start date)

In addition to this registration form NEW students must submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport, immunization records, and Blue Emergency Card.

Week 1: June 5-9

Week 2: June 12-16

Week 3: June 19-23

Week 4: June 26-30

Week 5: July 3-7 (No camp Monday & Tuesday for 4th of July)

Week 6: July 10-14

Week 7: July 17-21

Week 8: July 24-28

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