Welcome to Desert Peach Montessori, a Wildflower School in Reno, Nevada

Desert Peach Montessori provides an authentic Montessori education for children ages 5 – 8 years.

We are a member of the Wildflower Network of schools. Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Wildflower aspires to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

Please contact us to receive more information about our school.

Our Teacher Leaders

Tamra Hopkins

Founding Teacher Leader

Tamra Hopkins began her career teaching a 3-6 year old classroom at High Desert Montessori School in Reno. After teaching for 10 years, she became assistant principal. During that time, she became an advocate for students not often afforded a Montessori education. Whether it is through research, running tuition assistance programs, or establishing equity committees, her dedication to Montessori for all continues in her new role as Founding Teacher-Leader of Desert Peach Montessori School. Tamra holds a Masters Degree in Education from Loyola University, Baltimore; is an Association Montessori Internationale certified primary teacher; holds state of Nevada teaching licenses in Early Childhood Education (birth to 8 years) and School Administration; and has extensive experience working with children who are not yet peaceful.

Kelly Casey

Founding Teacher Leader

Kelly Casey graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Education from University of Nevada Reno and has 16+ years of experience teaching students ages 1-18 years old. She is Montessori trained and received her Adolescent certificate in 2007. She has received Professional development in STEAM education and has many years of experience running a school garden and outdoor classroom. She is excited to start this new adventure at Desert Peach with elementary students and the community of new families.

School Details

Full Day

Full Day: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Extended Day Program

Before Care: 8:00am – 9:00am

After Care: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Daily Schedule

8:50 – 9:00 Arrival
9:00-12:00 Work Period
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Playtime
1:00 – 3:00 Work Period
3:00-3:10 Dismissal

For more information about transportation and pick up/drop-off policies please contact our Teacher-Leader team. These policies are included within your enrollment packet.

We provide a healthy morning and afternoon snack, as well as a nutritious hot lunch.

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Fill out a Letter of Interest to let us know you want to learn more about our school.

Attend a Tour or Information Session

The application process begins when you attend a tour with a teacher leader or an Information Session.

Complete an Application

Please fill out our online application.

Meet our Teacher Leaders

After filling out an application, you will have the opportunity to sit down with one of our Teacher-Leaders to learn more about the school. We look forward to getting to know your family!

Non-discrimination Policy

Desert Peach Montessori School is a nonprofit organization and does not discriminate by race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance. Furthermore, Desert Peach Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other school-administered programs.

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Desert Peach Montessori
627 Sunnyside Dr.
Reno, Nevada 89503

Wildflower Schools

Desert Peach Montessori is a member of the Wildflower Schools Network

Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Our schools aspire to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

About Wildflower Schools

Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Our schools aspire to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

Our aim is to be an experiment in a new learning environment, blurring the boundaries between home and school, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them.Our schools are small and teacher-led, with deep parent engagement. At the core of Wildflower are 9 principles that define the approach.

Our network is supported by a foundation that works to build capacity, systems, tools and research to grow and strengthen the network.

Learn more about our story.

Our Principles

Blurring the boundaries between home-schooling and institutional schooling, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them. At the core of Wildflower are 9 principles that define the approach.

Read about them here.

Our Network

After the first Wildflower school was created in January of 2014, there was intense interest in the school and the approach. This interest led us to open-source the model and help other family groups and teacher-leaders to create new Wildflower schools. Each teacher-leader at each Wildflower school serves on the board of at least one other Wildflower school, creating a community of schools that are linked by both a shared philosophy and a network of shared relationships.

View our network.