High Desert Montessori School is a public charter school that provides free Montessori education to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Our story is one of consistent progress and growth.
At its beginnings in 2002, our school was located in a church in Sparks with forty students ranging in age from kindergarten to sixth grade. The next year, HDMS opened another location in Reno and added a tuition-based Montessori preschool.
After two years in two locations, HDMS was able to purchase 2590 Orovada Street and move its preschool, lower elementary, and upper elementary classrooms all to this location. Within four years, 7th and 8th grade were added.
In 2011, the building at 2025 Silverada Boulevard (across the street from our Orovada Campus) was purchased and renovated and upper elementary and middle school moved to that location, opening classroom space for all of our levels to expand and accommodate more students.
In the spring of 2020, the Washoe County School District approved the HDMS Charter for an additional six years! This is the fourth charter renewal we have been granted since opening in 2002. HDMS currently enrolls over 400 students.
In the summer of 2020, renovations were done on the one story Silverada building so that all of our Elementary classes could be located together under one roof. The Adolescent Program has temporarily moved across the street to the Orovada building. Renovations on the three story Silverada building are currently underway, and once they are complete, our entire school will finally be united on one campus!