High Desert Montessori School is a public charter school that provides free Montessori education to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. In 2002, the school was located in a church in Sparks with 40 students ages K-Sixth grade. The next year, HDMS opened another location in Reno and expanded by adding a fee-based Montessori preschool. After two years in two locations, HDMS was able to move to 2590 Orovada Street with three preschool classrooms, three lower elementary classrooms and three upper elementary classrooms. After another two years, 7th grade was added; another two years later, 8th grade was added. In 2010-2011, the building at 2025 Silverada Boulevard was purchased and renovated and upper elementary and middle school moved to that location. HDMS currently enrolls 437 students.