130 students in preschool through 6th grade
15-18 students in K-6th
Staff / student ratio of 1:7 in preschool
Staff / student ration of 1.7 in pre-K
Primavera School is committed to preparing children for the future as Life-long Learners.
We encourage high academic standards across the curriculum and demonstrate a productive and meaningful interaction among families, teachers, and students
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ONCE UPON A TIME IN 1972…
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GREETINGS FROM THE DIRECTOR
Since 1972, the mission of Primavera School has been to prepare children for the future as life-long learners by encouraging high academic standards across a progressive curriculum and demonstrating a productive and meaningful interaction among families and between teachers and students within a small classroom setting.
In fact, much research today shows that school connectedness (feeling part of one’s school and feeling close to people at school) positively correlates with high achievement.
The sense of community in a school like Primavera enables our students and their families to share a passion for learning, a positive attitude about education and the future, and brings us all closer to the heart of what really matters: the education of the “whole child,” keeping children healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged!
At Primavera School our staff and parents are committed to building trust and sensitivity among our students, fostering life-long relationships, and providing a developmentally appropriate educational environment.
I invite you to browse through our web site and get acquainted with our unique school community, familiarize yourself with our hands-on curriculum, feel the beauty of our campus, share a glimpse of the everyday happenings that go on at our school, and give me a call to arrange a visit so that you can experience “The Primavera Difference” first-hand.
I look forward to meeting with you and your child and sharing the excitement of our school.
Carol S. Darrow
“The measure of a society is its reverence for children.”
Dr. Arnold Gesell, 1880-1961
Primavera School: The Story
This is my 29th year at Primavera School, 26 years as the Director. Private education has been my life for the past 43 years.
I have worked with kids as long as I can remember. I spent the last five years working at Pine Grove Preschool and last year taught the two year old class.
This is my second year as the Afterschool Teacher for Pre-K and Preschool. I started working for Primavera in 2014 as the Primary Afterschool Teacher and made the move over to Preschool during the summer.
This is my first year at Primavera School, and I’m excited to join the team! I have 20 plus years teaching preschool in the Prescott area.
Teaching has always been my passion, and I’m delighted that I am beginning my teaching career at Primavera! Two years ago I was the preschool after-school assistant, and this year I have also been given the opportunity to work in Miss Sue’s Montessori preschool classroom as her assistant teacher. I love being able to work in both positions. I currently am working on my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education at Yavapai College.
As a former Penguin, attending Preschool to 6th grade, being a part of the Primavera Staff brings an incredible feeling of coming full circle from Student, to now Teacher!
Primavera has been my home for the last 8 years. I love being the after school teacher for the older children. It is also very special being able to substitute, giving me the opportunity to also get to know your children in the academic environment.
My husband and I have always been committed to our children’s education. For this reason, all three of our children (39, 36, and 22) have attended Primavera School.
I have been with Primavera School for eleven years. I began my career with my practicum and internship through Yavapai College in Primavera’s pre-Kindergarten class.
I am so excited to begin my third year of teaching first grade at Primavera School! This will be my 21st year teaching. I have taught in both public and parochial schools, and nearly all of my experience has been in the first grade. I have also taught reading remediation for two years.
I was hired to join the Primavera team in 2nd grade, then as the assistant teacher in Kindergarten, and this year I have my own classroom in the 2nd grade.
This is my 13th year at Primavera, where I have grown and developed as a teacher alongside the students.
I have been with Primavera since 1974, so I have seen Primavera from its earliest days! I received my degree from Prescott College in Early Childhood Education.
I have been a part of the Primavera Family since moving here in 1994. Discovering the “Primavera Difference” long ago, both of my daughters completed their elementary education here from Preschool through 5th grade.
This is my third year teaching at Primavera, although I am no stranger to this wonderful and enduring little school. My daughter, Emmy, attended the Primavera Preschool program more than twenty years ago.
I am so thrilled to be on the teaching team here at Primavera. I taught in the preschool classroom last year and moved to the elementary grades this fall.
What a pleasure it is to be an official part of the Primavera staff! I am Miss Kathy, the P.E. teacher for the Penguins!
I have a deep love of music and creativity, and it brings me such joy to share them with the children at Primavera School.