Open Enrollment – Ends on Dec 31

Enrollment for new students and siblings of current students, for the next school year, in closing soon.

The Open Enrollment window ends on December 31st.

New Student

If you know someone who would like to have their child attend DMS please let them know that from now until December 31st is the time to get their application in.

Sibling Enrollment

If you are a parent of a current DMS student who has a sibling (NOT already on the waitlist) that you want to enroll in the school please complete your application during the Open Enrollment period.

Current Preschool Students Ready for Kindergarten (non-sibling status)

If your child is currently enrolled in our private preschool program and will be ready to enter kindergarten next year, please complete your application.

Please feel free to contact Deana Douglas, Enrollment & Student Records Manager at if you have any questions. You can also review our Open Enrollment information page at

Senior Class Go Fund Me Campaign

The DMS High School Class of 2019 has set up a Go Fund Me campaign to help raise funds for their Senior Class Trip. 

The 12th graders are appreciative of any amount you are able to contribute. The goal is to raise $5,000.

Please spread the word with friends, family, and of course share the link on social media! The more people we can get involved, the better. This is a great Christmas gift to give your senior, in lieu of gifts.

Contribute to the Grade 12 Fund Here

Thank you for helping to support our Senior Class so they can make it to their goal.

Raise Money for DMS While You Shop

Help DMS by turning your everyday and Holiday shopping into fundraising dollars.

AMAZON.COM’S Associate & Smile Program

Simply click on the Amazon link and start shopping! Desert Marigold earns AmazonSmile donations as well as Amazon Associates referral fees.


Benefit is a mobile payments app that supports Desert Marigold School. Shop at leading national retailers in-store and online. Each transactions sends 2-20% of your total purchase to Desert Marigold School!

FRY’S Community Awards
Link your Fry’s V.I.P. Shopping Card to DMS. This must be redone every school year. Our Fry’s Organization number is 80356.

Helps DMS earn free books by crediting us with 15% of your purchases. To participate, mention “Books for Schools”.

Request a label, and invite others to do the same. Fill a box with outgrown clothes and drop it in the mail for free. Find adorable pre-loved clothes at dramatically discounted prices. 40% of proceeds from each sale go to DMS.

TUFT & NEEDLE Mattress
T&N gives DMS 25% of the proceeds from every mattress ordered by parents, teachers, families and friends of our school.

NOVA NATURAL Toys & Crafts
When shopping, use promo code “DESERTMARI10” at checkout and 10% of your purchase price is donated to Desert Marigold!

Winter Concert – Fri, Dec 14

Attention all DMS families of students that have:

  • Grades 4-8 Instrumental Music Classes
  • Grades 4-6 – Choir Class with Ms. DeSario
  • Middle School Choir with Ms. Miller
  • Grade 12 – Eurythmy Class

At Desert Marigold, we strive to bring the principals of music through direct experience. The arts are an integral part of Waldorf Curriculum and therefore we create special opportunities for the students to share and perform for their parents and friends. There will be a Holiday Winter Concert on Friday, December 14th to showcase the students work.

When: Friday, December 14th

Where: South Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center – 7050 S 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Call Time: 6pm (Students must arrive at 6pm to practice and tune instruments)
Performance Time: 6:45-8:15pm

For additional information please contact your child’s teacher:

  • Strings Teacher, Meghan Ruel
  • Winds Teacher, Jeremy Ruth
  • Choir Teacher, Teri DeSario
  • Choir Teacher, Lorie Miller
  • Eurythmy Teacher, Rachel Schmid

Dress for the concert is Black and White or Holiday Jewel Toned Colors (Green, Red, Royal Blue). The boys should plan to wear a nice pair of pants, preferably nicer shoes than tennis shoes, and a collared shirt (short or long sleeves). The girls can wear black pants, a black skirt with a dress shirt or dress (black or jewel toned). Dress/skirt length must be below knee.

Note for instrumental musics students: Please help your child prepare for this concert by making sure they are spending some time practicing at home, and also making sure that they have their instrument with them every Tuesday and Thursday.

Waldorf 100 Learn to Change the World

Postcard Exchange Project

Have you seen the basket filled with postcards at the main office? Take a few and mail them (only $1.15 postage needed) to other Waldorf schools around the globe!

The exchange is going well, we are gathering a good number of cards from schools across the pond and throughout the world… our display will be grand!!

The postcards have been beautifully illustrated by our students and are already addressed to friends far and wide. International postage is all you need to provide.

Thank you for taking part in this incredible worldwide connection!!!

Here’s a postcard a student sent to DMS from Germany: