Maysa Fini, director of A Step Ahead Preschool, poses with students on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Since 1998, A Step Ahead Preschool in Ahwatukee has been teaching its students through Montessori and traditional teaching methods.
The school houses nearly 60 students from 4-week-olds to 5-year-olds.
Director Maysa Fini said the school focuses on giving its students Montessori and traditional learning experiences to help them transition into the school system.
“Almost all of our graduates end up going to a public school, and the public school is not Montessori,” she said. “For us, we have a mix of both, some Montessori and some school-readiness activities, so when they go to kindergarten, they’re ahead.”
According to the school’s website, A Step Ahead’s draws students from Ahwatukee, Maricopa, Chandler and Tempe.
For additional information about A Step Ahead Preschool, visit www.astepaheadpreschool.com.
• Compiled by Daniel Ochoa.