Established in 2005, The Montessori Elementary & Middle School (TMES/TMMS) is a charter school through the Public Education Commission (PEC) in the State of New Mexico. TMES/TMMS currently serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade from Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. Our classes incorporate the Montessori philosophy and curriculum, with weekly Suzuki music lessons, General Music and Visual Art classes. All students and parents participate in the Suzuki Strings program, taking lessons in violin, cello or violas.


Our typical elementary student school day is as follows:

6:45-8:30 am

Before Care program


8:30-8:55 am

Drop off time


9:00 am

School starts promptly at 9:00 for Pre-K-5th*


11:45 am -12:30 pm (approx.)

Lunch and recess


3:30 pm

School ends


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Pick up time


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

After Care program


Please note: TMMS students (6th,7th & 8th grade) should arrive between 8:20 - 8:30 am, with class starting promptly at 8:30 am.

We believe that learning is best achieved within a positive social atmosphere that supports each individual’s unique development. TMES/TMMS offers an accelerated program by providing a strong Montessori academic curriculum combined with a unique fine arts program including Suzuki Method, General Music, and Visual Arts. The mission of TMES/TMMS is to encourage students grades K-8 to become responsible citizens who have the ability and desire to fulfill lifelong educational and social goals.


To see children pass from one stage of independence and learning to yet a higher stage by means of special activities found within the Montessori and Suzuki Methods of education.  These time-proven “Methods” were designed to fulfill the needs of children and the needs of the adults they are to become.