Montessori Schools of California

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Our Mission

The mission of the Montessori School is to provide for the development of each child’s potential based upon Dr. Montessori’s insights as to the nature of the child, the role of the adult, and the need for a prepared environment. Staff development and parental services are provided by the school in order to bring the adults together to provide the finest of care for the child. The child is our focus.

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Programs

Half Day Program (9:00 Am - 12:00 noon or 12:00 noon - 3:00 PM*)

The Half Day Program in the Morning begins  with group time. The children review the days of the week and the months of the year. The teacher presents new materials to the children. The teacher then dismisses each child and asks him/her to select a material from one of the curriculum areas throughout the classroom.  At eleven o’clock the children return to the group time for songs and then go to the outside play yard for about thirty minutes. The morning ends with the children returning to the classroom for dismissal.

The Half Day Program in the Afternoon begins with group lunch followed by group time. The children review the days of the week and the months of the year. The teacher presents new materials to the children. The children are then dismissed from the group to select from the curriculum materials that are arranged throughout the classroom. The children return to the group time for songs and then go to the outside play yard for about thirty minutes. The afternoon ends with the children returning to the classroom for dismissal.
* Operating hours may vary slightly at each location.

Extended Day Program (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM or 12:00 noon - 6:00 PM)

Begins in the morning and follows the same schedule as the Half Day Program. At noon the children have lunch followed by a nap from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, if they require one, or participate in the afternoon cultural program with the study of botany, geography, history and zoology.


The Extended Day Program that begins in the afternoon follows the same schedule as The Half Day Afternoon Program. At three o’clock the children enjoy an outside time from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. They return to the classroom for movement and songs,  and arts and crafts. Story time concludes the day.

All Day Program (7:00 AM - 6:00 PM*)

Begins when the children arrive at school. If the arrival time is before 9:00 AM, the child selects an activity from the art materials and the Montessori materials.
From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM  the all-day children participate in the Montessori activity period and group time. At 12:00 PM they have lunch. From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM the children have nap or participate in the Extended Day Program. The schedule for the remainder of the day is the same as the Extended Day Program

* Operating hours may vary slightly at each location.