AFM News, Press and Media Coverage

April 23, 2016
Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori expands into Chandler

For the past 20 years, Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori (AFM) has provided preschool through kindergarten classes along with a family-based environment to each of its students. The school will continue to provide the same learning experience as it begins to expand into the Chandler area.

Source: Ahwatukee Foothills News
Author: Daniel Ochoa


March 14, 2016

New Campus Announcement!

AFM Chandler Campus

What’s happening?

AFM will be opening a new Chandler campus! AFM Chandler is located at 5570 W. Chandler Blvd, right beside the Intel site. We will be offering families the same exceptional AFM program and curriculum for children aged 2 ½ through 6, with added convenience for parents who work and live in the Chandler area.

How will this affect AFM families?

Our clients will now have two great options for their children’s preschool and Kindergarten education! Our original AFM Ahwatukee campus will continue to operate with three classrooms. Mrs. Julia will lead the Eagle classroom, Mrs. Lynn will lead the Owl classroom, and Mrs. Arminder will lead the Hummingbird classroom. We will open two new classrooms at our Chandler campus, with classes starting July 25th, 2016. Mrs. Andriany and Mrs. Archana will each run one of the new classrooms. Mrs. Meaghan will continue to work with the Owl classroom, and will carry out administrative duties at both facilities.

AFM families who have submitted their contract(s) for the 2016/2017 School Year will have the choice of staying at our current Ahwatukee campus, or moving to the Chandler campus for the 2016/2017 School Year. After our enrolled families are given priority, we will open enrollment up to families on our wait list. If you have not turned in your contract for the 2016/2017 School Year, please do so ASAP to be able to take advantage of this opportunity. Please make all placement requests by email.

Details on the New Campus

AFM Chandler is a five classroom 7,374 sq.ft. facility located at 5570 W. Chandler Blvd. Although we will be starting the 2016/2017 School Year with two classrooms, we plan to expand to four classrooms for the 2017/2018 School Year, with the fifth classroom serving as a multi-purpose area. Over the next few months, we will be getting the new campus ready for our students. Plans include upgrading the playground space, and outfitting the classrooms with materials. We are excited to show our families this new space, and we will notify you when tours are available.

Our Goal

The teachers, administrators and support staff at AFM take great pride in providing an outstanding preschool and Kindergarten experience for your children. Our high standard of academic excellence and compassionate care will persist at both of our campuses. Our goal is give our clients the added convenience of access to a facility with closer proximity to work and home, while maintaining the same quality of education our clients expect from AFM.

May 27, 2015
Bright future: Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori students look forward to big careers

The children all stood and gave their final speech during the graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 21. Each was asked to speak about what they would like to be when they grow up and what they need to do to accomplish that goal.

Source: Ahwatukee Foothills News
Author: Allison Hurtado


December 18, 2014
Ahwatukee kids give back in a big way this holiday season

Source: ABC 15
Author: Erin Monaghan
Video By: KNXV


December 23, 2013
Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori donates toys to needy

Each year, Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori hosts its annual “love light” banks where students are encouraged to bring in their spare change throughout the year to be donated in the bank. The money raised goes towards purchasing toys for families in need during the holidays.

Source: Ahwatukee Foothills News
Author: Daniel Ochoa


December 17, 2013‎
Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori to host holiday sing-a-long

Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori will be hosting its 18th annual Holiday Sing-A-Long at the school for neighboring businesses and the community to enjoy holiday caroling.

Source: Ahwatukee Foothills News
Author: Daniel Ochoa