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.


The Head of School, Ms. Deborah Golanski, comes to Wonderland Montessori Academy after 20 years of experience within the educational field. After numerous years of teaching, she transitioned into Montessori school administration. Ms. Golanski is a certified Primary Guide and received her diploma from A.M.I (American Montessori Internationale). She takes pride in running an authentic Montessori program.

Ms. Golanski is supported in the general administration and operations of the school by the Assistant Head of School, Ms. Leann Staub.

  Deborah Golanski  - Head of School

Deborah Golanski
- Head of School

  Leann Staub -  Assistant Head of School

Leann Staub
Assistant Head of School

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

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