Camelback HS Wins School of the Year Award for Innovation at the Opening of Schools Convocation

Posted by Communications on 8/11/2016

Camelback won a School of the Year award for Innovation at the Opening of Schools Convocation,
August 3, featuring the Camelback Montessori College Preparatory, which was founded five years ago as Arizona's first and only Montessori high school.  Students at Camelback Montessori receive a holistic education through Montessori principles of nurturing the head through rigorous, cross-curricular academics, the hands through project-based learning, and the heart through intentional community building.   Students at Camelback Montessori engage in a 21st Century technology-based curriculum through a one-to-one device program, and each student uses his/her iPad daily.   Through digital tools, the students of Camelback Montessori have more autonomy over their education as they transition into productive adult members of society. 

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.