DMS is more than a school. We are a learning community where students, teachers, staff and parents all learn from each other.

Our parents take an active part in their child’s educational journey, contribute to the creation of community, are lifelong learners, open to new ideas and want to strive for a better future for all. If that sounds appealing then Desert Marigold could be the place for you and your child.  In result of our unique and extraordinary education we provide, we currently have waiting lists for most classes below high school. However, parents and students have found that it is worth the wait!

Private | Early Childhood

Desert Marigold School’s Private Early Childhood program offers mixed-age classes. This program is tuition-based and enrollment is in the order of application.

5-day Program
(8:10am – 12:15pm)
For children 3 ½ to 6 years old.

3-day Program
(8:10am – 12:15pm T,W,Th)
For children no older than 4½

Children must be a minimum of 3½ years old and fully potty trained
before September 1st of the year of entry

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Charter | K-12

Desert Marigold offers a tuition-free Charter program for grades K-12. Enrollment in the charter program is based on a lottery governed by state law. Open enrollment for the lottery begins Nov. 1st. To be included in the lottery, all application paperwork must be completed and turned in by Dec. 31st. It is important that you learn as much as possible about who we are & what we do, so you can make an informed choice.

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Developing members of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education respond to unique demands and cultures in a wide range if locations in order to provide maximum access to a diverse range of students. As a developing member of the Alliance, DMS intends to ensure that students do not experience discrimination in admission, retention or participation on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or any other divisive factor. Should you have a concern or question in this area, please contact our Executive Director.