The mission of Desert Marigold School is to provide an educational context that emphasizes intellectual achievement and the imaginative, artistic, and moral growth of its students. By addressing their heads, hands and hearts, the school will encourage students to be lifelong learners and independent thinkers as well as self motivated, self-disciplined, creative, adaptable and responsible individuals.

We seek to establish and maintain a school that provides an individualized, nurturing approach and achieve the following goals:

  • To ensure each child’s excellence in core academic skills by providing a curriculum enlivened with the arts of painting, music, theater, movement, singing, sculpture and handwork.
  • To educate according to age and development, so that learning and growth are united.
  • To present the curriculum in multiple and integrated ways, so students have many different opportunities to learn concepts, as well as see the relationship to the larger whole.
  • To nourish the spirit of curiosity so that students continue to learn long after the end of formal training.
  • To encourage fundamental values and life skills, including responsibility, perseverance, integrity, self-discipline, trustworthiness, craftsmanship, friendship and compassion.
  • To make available this quality of education for all ethnic and socioeconomic sectors in our community.

Copy of Original Mission Statement 

Desert Marigold will be closed for the remainder of the 19/20 school year as we evaluate the ongoing developments of COVID-19 {read more}