Peaceful, Eco-literate, Empowered Students

We are a FREE public charter school

High Desert provides a safe, nurturing school environment that fosters independence, problem solving, and great works in our students. We offer tools to explore the universe through Montesorri’s Cosmic Curriculum: the purpose to link all areas of human knowledge. We encourage all of our students to be participating members of a socially-conscious and green community by inspiring them to be critical thinkers and capable of reflection, communication, and action.

Keep up to date with our school calendar and Student-Parent Handbook!

Explore Our Programs


We have various programs that serve ages 1 through 14.


Learn about the steps to secure enrollment at our school

Download Letter of Interest

• Submit completed form via email, fax, post office or hand deliver.

• If space is available, the school registrar will contact you to discuss enrollment.

• If there is no space available, the school registrar will mail you a letter indicating what number you are on her current waiting list.

• No tours will be conducted unless you have secured enrollment.

• A new Parent Seminar will need to be attended.  Depending on when you secure enrollment, you will need to attend the January or May meeting.


Note:  New parents begin searching in January for the upcoming school year.  By May we usually are full and have waiting lists.  Be proactive and plan ahead.  Occasionally spots become available during the school year.  The registrar will contact those people on the waiting lists in the order they were submitted.

Letter of Interest (PDF)Important Enrollment Info (PDF)


EcoStudents is a multi-year, multi-million dollar, ecoliteracy program that empowers Montessori students to design and create a sustainable and resilient community.  The EcoStudents program encompasses a wide variety of projects including; LEED Certification of the HDMS Campus, a revolutionary STEAM-based Sustainability Curriculum, the construction of farms, gardens and outdoor learning environments, Linked-Learning workforce development and Professional Development for other learning communities interested in ecoliteracy.

The EcoStudents program is managed by a task force of teachers, students, administrators, parents, members of Sustainable Nevada and the HDMS community who meet monthly to make meaningful growth in pursuit of a sustainable community.

The EcoStudents program is made possible by the support of our community, sponsors and partner organizations.  We are incredibly grateful for everything you do to make this dream a reality.

To join our task force, ask questions, or make a donation, please contact us at


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2590 Oravada St,

Reno, NV 89512

(775) 624-2800