16 Camelback Students From First Arizona Montessori Program to Graduate

Posted by Community Relations at 5/11/2016

Four years ago, Camelback became the first high school in Arizona to have a Montessori program. From that first class, 16 students are graduating, and all are going to colleges or universities. In fact, 14 students will be able to attend college with tuition fully covered. The Montessori students totaled $1,605,700 in scholarships, not including grants or financial aid.   They will attend NAU, ASU, Arizona, St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Grand Canyon University, South Mountain Community Colleege and Scottsdale Community College. The program actually had its first graduate last year when Isis Comma, a Gates Millennium Scholarship winner, graduated as a junior. The students will have a dinner and reception, May 18 in the school library, and join the rest of their Camelback classmates for commencement exercises, May 19 at 1 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.