I specifically credit my Montessori education with my success throughout high school and in my college application process. A very unique aspect of many students that graduate from Foothills Montessori is the love of learning. Even some of my friends, who are valedictorians and very academically successful, do not necessarily love school or learning. At Foothills Montessori, students are respected and given a voice which fosters critical thinking, awareness of the whole world, and independence. The sacrifice that parents make to send their kids to Foothills Montessori is considerable, but the benefits are lifelong.