Desert Marigold is a charter school inspired by Waldorf education. We strongly encourage all families interested in our school to first gain an understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy of child development and the Waldorf teaching methodology. We recommend reading the following books:
1. Understanding Waldorf Education by: Jack Petrash
2. Waldorf Education, A Family Guide by: Pamela Johnson Fenner and Karen Rivers
If you would like to learn more about Desert Marigold School please attend one of our Parent Information Meetings & Campus Tours, which are scheduled once or twice a month. Tour dates and times are available on our School Calendar. Please contact our receptionist at 602-243-6909 to confirm availability.
Each overview is open to the general public. Children are welcome to join you, however no child care is available and you will be responsible for your child(ren) during the Meeting & Tour. Children may not play unattended on the playgrounds. During the Meeting & Tour you will learn about the history of our school, tour our campus, discuss curriculum and teaching methods, review relevant policies and close with a general Q&A session. We will meet and begin each overview on the patio of the Administration Office so please dress appropriate for the weather.
Registration packets for classes are only available at the close of each Parent Information Meeting & Campus Tour. If you plan to complete and submit a registration packet after the Meeting & Tour, please bring your child(ren)’s certified birth certificate or passport, immunization information and proof of residency (ie: Arizona driver’s license). Every February, we hold Open Enrollment for the upcoming school year. You must attend a meeting and tour prior to open enrollment. All registration forms submitted during Open Enrollment will be part of the Open Enrollment lottery. All registration packets received after Open Enrollment will be placed in the order it is received in the appropriate grade waiting list file. When space comes available in a class, you will be contacted.
If you have additional questions about our school, the registration process or Open Enrollment, please email the Enrollment Director. Thank you for your interest in Desert Marigold School.