The Primavera Community

What The Community has to Say About Primavera

“Primavera opened many doors and gave way to a multitude of opportunities for which I am forever grateful. I continue to excel academically and socially. I hope that you and your child will come to know and take advantage of the Primavera Difference.”

- Ben Schild -
Former Student at Primavera

“Primavera is a charmed place. It is not a place seeking perfection, but rather, humanity and the collective dream of our children's future. Primavera was a place where our children learned to respect themselves, their peers, and their teachers. They learned the discipline and joys of learning. It was a place of profound optimism. I always felt more hopeful about life and my children’s future after a visit with their teachers. It was a place of enchantment, too. The children knew that this school was theirs, parents were only visitors.”

- Charles Lyon -
Parent at Former Primavera School

 "My daughter graduated from Primavera School in 1994. I am proud to say  I have served on the Primavera School Board for over 25 years.  I do this because the school did so much to help my child become a happy, well educated  and  successful adult. She is now a Physician Assistant. The concept of "teaching the whole child" is so true for us, as she also loves music and the outdoors"

- Jane Chapman -
Parent of Primavera Student

“Our oldest son, a senior in high school, still considers Pam Brown the best teacher he ever had. He took high school algebra as an 8th grader and is taking advanced placement calculus as a senior. He credits Pam with his success in math because of the logic and thinking skills she taught him in his years at Primavera.”

- Tammy & Nick Malouff -
Parents of Three Former Primavera Students

“Primavera has been my heart and soul for over 30 years. It began in 1987 when I joined the staff as the Preschool Teacher, and three years later, became the Executive Director until my retirement in 2020. My daughter attended Primavera through her elementary years, and now my two grandchildren are following in her footsteps. Primavera has consistently provided generations of students a superior academic education, a supportive and loving community of teachers, parents, and students, and a magical, experiential outdoor environment that promotes health and well-being. The life-long friendships among our community members are a testimony to the “Primavera Difference.” My love and gratitude for the Primavera community is enormous, and the memories of those years are precious. I am now on the Board of Directors, serving my beloved school, as we embrace future generations with love, support, hope, and continued success.”

- Carol Darrow -
Former Primavera Director & Current Board Member

"We learned of Primavera School at the recommendation of a friend. Our firstborn was 3 years old and we were looking for a preschool that wasn’t a daycare. I loved the balance of hands on learning, structured play, and outdoor exploration that Primavera offered. We thought we would only stay for preschool and pre-K then go to public school. But as we fell in love with the staff and environment there we chose to stay. All three of my children went to Primavera from 3 years old until the end of elementary school. Each of my boys developed a love of learning and such a special connection to Primavera School that they still bring up memories that they remember now in their teen years. It’s hard to put into words the incredible impact Primavera School made on each of us. Once a penguin, always a penguin."

- Leslie Costes -
Parent of Former Primavera Student


Primavera School is proud to collaborate with many businesses and organizations in the community. We are thankful for the community support from many local businesses over the years, and we are open to building new relationships with businesses and organizations that want to support our mission. We have several events a year with opportunities at various levels of sponsorship. See our events page for some of our current events. Please contact us if you want additional information on sponsorship or collaboration opportunities.

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Arizona Schools Tax Credit

Invest your tax dollars wisely in Arizona’s future and give generously in support of high quality education at Primavera School and the Orme School!

Primavera generates tax dollars each year from the Arizona Private School Tax Credit. You can recommend a student or school receive the donation. Maximum contributions for the 2021 tax year are $1,219 for filing single, or $2,435 for married filing jointly. Use Tax Credit Form 323 and 348 on your AZ state tax forms.

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Giving Back To The Children Of Prescott

Primavera School is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) educational institution with a rich history as a premiere of early childhood education in Prescott. Since 1972, Primavera School has nurtured young students with a high quality education in an intimate setting to become lifelong learners and explorers. Please help us continue our legacy into the future by making a monetary or physical contribution. You can also incorporate Primavera School into your Estate Plan with a Legacy Gift to help keep the heart and mission of Primavera School alive well into the future.

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Please share the good news about Orme Primavera Schools Foundation with your friends and family in Arizona and receive your dollar-for-dollar state income tax credit and federal income tax deduction for your donation to our foundation. Married couples may contribute up to $1,221.00 and single taxpayers may donate up to $611.00.

Senate Bill 1047 allows donations to an STO in excess of the $611/$1,221 for the original tax credit made by individuals for a single tax year.This additional donation is called the “Switcher/PLUS credit” and allows an additional $608 for single taxpayers and $1,214 for married taxpayers filing jointly. The “Switcher/PLUS” credit will assist students who currently attend public schools and wish to transfer to a qualified private school, for those children of military families stationed in Arizona, and for those students who are entering Kindergarten at a qualified private school. Help us provide the needed scholarships for Arizona students to attend Primavera School Pre-K - 5th grade and The Orme School!

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