It’s our nature to nurture.

By nurturing academic skills, creative thinking, collaboration and self-direction, Escuela del Sol guides students on their learning journey. In an interactive, supportive environment children develop the skills they need for a meaningful, happy and successful future. It’s pretty magical! Come see how it works.

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Our Mission: To Inspire a Passion for Life-Long Learning
Escuela Alumni Award Nomination Deadline is March 15

The Escuela Alumni Award is intended to recognize exemplary achievement or service that embodies the values and spirit of Escuela del Sol. It may honor an individual at any age or stage, for one noteworthy act or for an entire career, in Albuquerque or across the globe.

Enrollment is Open!

Now accepting applications for Early Childhood, Elementary and Jr. High. Spaces are limited.


Our Program

Escuela del Sol is the first fully accredited Montessori school in New Mexico.  In multi-age classrooms our students achieve academic excellence in an environment that nurtures the creative thinking, collaboration and self-direction children need for a meaningful, happy and successful future. Studio classes in the arts, music and Spanish expand the educational journey as do our after-school ART ‘n SOL classes like Chess, ceramics, STEAM (STEM w/ Art!), yoga, Fashion and Spanish clubs.


Ages 3-6


Grades 1-6

Jr. High

Grades 7-9


Home enrichment




Jr. High

Escuela del Sol Montessori has been chosen as Albuquerque’s Best Montessori school in Albuquerque The Magazine’s 2023 Best of the City issue! 


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From 18 months through 9th grade, Escuela has a lot to offer. Explore the possibilities.

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Safe, In-Person Education
We have reopened our campus to fulfill the mission of Escuela del Sol, which is to guide the development of each child towards their full and unknown potential.

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About Escuela Home

The First Fully Accredited Montessori School in New Mexico

Escuela del Sol is fully accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS), the foremost advocate for quality Montessori education in the country and by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA). Our Early Childhood programs are licensed through the State’s Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) and we are members of the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA).

The Campus

Escuela is located on 7th street and Mountain in the Northern corner of Albuquerque’s Downtown. Our campus stretches the historic city block that housed the Harwood Girls School. In the last two decades we have steadily expanded and invested in our home to include community resources like the Harwood Art Center, a custom primary school building designed with the help of Escuela 5-year-olds, and and a BIG plan to continue investing in the property and our community over the coming years.

Our History

Escuela del Sol Montessori was founded in 1968 in Albuquerque as a parent co-op. Our founding parents sought a school where education enabled their children to be three key things: happy, healthy and well prepared for their future. Parents were – and remain today – an integral part of Escuela’s vision and a focus in our day-to-day service to children and to the community.