About our Henderson Community

Foothills Montessori School is a leading Montessori school in Henderson, Nevada that offers programs for children ages three to 14. Established in 1999, Foothills Montessori School is an affiliate of the American Montessori Society (AMS). Our mission is to nurture the potential of the whole child and cultivate the growth of a diverse, international community. We offer an extended care program from 7:00am to 6:00pm, making us the perfect choice for working parents in the Henderson community. Located 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Henderson is the second-largest city in the state of Nevada.

Henderson, NV

Henderson, Nevada is an excellent area for families. It has been named as, “One of the Best Cities to Live in America,” and is repeatedly ranked as one of the safest cities in the United States. Henderson has the 7th highest per-capita income in the United States and is considered part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Due to its close proximity to Las Vegas, there is no shortage of attractions to see in Henderson. The Multigenerational Facility at Liberty Pointe in Henderson is Nevada’s largest recreational facility. The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is the only scenic Bird Preserve in the state.

Located in Henderson, the Clark County Museum is dedicated to the history of the southernmost county in Nevada, with an emphasis on early Native American residents. The museum includes Heritage Street, which contains eight history buildings in the county, and the Anna Roberts Parks Exhibit Hall. Heritage Park is a large area that has athletic fields, an amphitheater, and hiking trails, making it the perfect destination for a family outing.

Nearby Las Vegas, NV

Near Henderson, Nevada is Las Vegas, the most populated city in Nevada and the 28thmost populated city in the United States. Known as The Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is famous for its huge casino-hotels and popular nightlife. The city has more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world, making it a top destination for business conventions and the hospitality industry. As one of the most popular cities in the world to visit, there is an abundance of fun activities and destinations to see in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Strip is a 4.2 mile stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard known for its high concentration of hotels and casinos. This scenic route has countless restaurants, shops, and attractions, including mini golf and amusement park rides. Adventuredome is a 5-acre indoor amusement park on the Las Vegas Strip that is open year-round, with over 25 different rides and attractions. One of the resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, Mandalay Bay, has a Shark Reef Aquarium that is home to over 2,000 animals. This Aquarium is dedicated to conservation efforts and was the first animal care facility in Nevada to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Residents and visitors who want a break from the city life can visit Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. This park showcases large red rock formations and sandstone walls, making it a popular destination for hiking and rock climbing. Springs Preserve is another natural environment located away from the Las Vegas Strip. This 180-acre Preserve has botanical gardens, museum galleries, and walking trails through a wetland habitat. The Preserve is built around the Las Vegas Springs, which is considered the original water source for Las Vegas.

Foothills Montessori School

Foothills Montessori School offers a high-quality Montessori education for children in the Henderson, NV area. Our Montessori classrooms in Henderson are filled with authentic Montessori materials easily accessible to children. The multi-age structure of the classrooms allows students to interact with children who are older or younger, helping them develop social skills and encouraging student mentorship. To ensure each child receives ample attention, we have low student-to-teacher ratios in every classroom. All of our teachers are degreed and Montessori-certified.

When children feel safe in their environment, they are able to better focus on their education. Our state-of-the-art facility is gated with a PIN entry system, as well as a registered nurse on site. We also aim to develop every aspect of a child, which is why we offer countless enrichment and extracurricular activities. Physical education and performing arts are a major part of the curriculum at Foothills Montessori School. Students also receive weekly Spanish classes or can choose to enroll in our Spanish Immersion Program, which offers them the opportunity to become bilingual and bi-literate.

Directions to Downtown Las Vegas from Foothills Montessori School:

Downtown Las Vegas is about a 25-minute drive from Foothills Montessori School. To get to Downtown Las Vegas, hop on I-215 and then get on I-515. Head northwest on I-515, passing Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas and Boulder Station Hotel and Casino. After passing Desert Pines Golf Course on your right, get off on exit 75 and take N Las Vegas Boulevard straight into the heart of Downtown Las Vegas.

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