Bayside Montessori Teacher and StudentThe Montessori School of Pleasanton applies the educational philosophy and methods of Maria Montessori, M.D., a renowned Italian physician and child educator. For over a century, Dr. Montessori's teaching approach has been proven and refined in cultures as diverse as those of Italy and India, The Netherlands and Mexico, Ireland and Taiwan.

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Authentic Montessori

authentic montessori2When choosing the right school for your child it is important to understand that the term "Montessori" cannot be trademarked. "Montessori" is similar to "Chinese Food" or "Tae Kwon Do". Just because a school might have the word "Montessori" in the name does not mean they adhere to any principles or doctrines prescribed by Doctor Montessori. The same way a restaurant might say "Chinese" or a Martial arts studio might teach "Tae Kwon Do" it does not necessarily mean they are good or authentic.

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Montessori Method

montessori method dr MontessoriThe foundation of Dr. Montessori's teaching method is based on the belief that the child is born into this world full of potential. The unique method she developed was designed to harness this natural potential and allow the child to take responsibility of his/her education. 

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Our History

historySeptember 1974: Montessori teachers Cynthia Leahy and Naseem Meer hold the first Montessori preschool class between San Jose and Berkeley in a rented classroom at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fremont, CA.

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Our educational program is suited for children from 18 months to 6 years of age. We are a member of the Montessori West Family of Schools and are a fully licensed child care center licensed by the state of California. Regular school hours are dedicated to Montessori education. Extended day activities include games, free-play, stories, arts and crafts. Hot lunches are available for an additional fee.

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