Wonderland Montessori Academy of Gilbert, Arizona is the first venture of the Wonderland Group, outside the state of Texas, and was inaugurated in the March, 2017. This school serves families of the Gilbert, Mesa and Chandler Arizona communities and the Pre-K curriculum is true to Dr. Maria Montessori’s methodology.

The peaceful and normalized environments allow the child freedom of movement, as well as the confidence to learn, based on their freedom of choice. When children are guided, in place of being ‘instructed’, they learn through the process of self-correction. This in turn builds their confidence, independence and love for learning.

Our certified teachers guide the children with love and compassion. They lead the children from the concrete to abstract, engaging them in a multi-sensorial environment, reinforcing learning and retention of foundational principles that help them excel as compared to their peers from traditional learning environments.


Tere joined the organization on March 1, 2019 and comes to us with over 30 years of experience working with children and their families in a variety of settings. Tere's Montessori journey began in 2008; she is a certified AMS Montessori guide and has her Masters in Early Childhood educator, as well as an experienced school director. She firmly believes that the success of any school lies in the bond and the partnership created between the school and the family. She is passionate about creating rich learning environments where children are free to explore, learn, and grow at their own pace.

Tere is an avid reader and a certified foodie! She loves to travel and explore new cultures, and their food! Married for 29 years, Tere has two daughters, both in college! She has two faithful rescues, Ty (Great Dane/Lab) and Griffin (Lhasa/Terrier) to keep her company.  

Tere Obrochta - Head of School

Tere Obrochta
- Head of School

Ada Marie Plaza - Nieves  -  Office Manager

Ada Marie Plaza - Nieves
- Office Manager

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135 S Val Vista Dr,
Gilbert, AZ 85296, USA

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