Best Montessori Schools in the Bay Area

These Montessori Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2016 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here. 

East Bay


Gold: Learn and Play Montessori. Working in an enriching environment on activities of their own choice and at their own pace, students develop problem-solving skills, values and the love of learning. Multiple locations in Fremont and Dublin. 510-870-2324.

Silver: Garden Montessori. 495 Verona Ave., Danville. 925-837-2969.

Bronze: Fountainhead Montessori. Multiple locations. 925-820-1343.



Gold: Edison Montessori. Established in 1982, the school’s goal is to produce happy, intelligent and well-adjusted children. 1260 Erin Way, Campbell. 408-559-1566.

Silver: Beresford Montessori. 1717 Gum St., San Mateo. 650-571-8749; 178 Clinton St., Redwood City. 650-367-5027.

Bronze: San Mateo Montessori. 15 14th Ave., San Mateo. 650-571-5095.

Silicon Valley

Gold: AppleSeed Montessori. The three sites in Sunnyvale – one with infant care and a bilingual Chinese program – support the development of children in keeping with the Montessori teaching method. 408-260-7333.

Silver: Giving Tree Montessori. 2555 Moorpark Ave., San Jose. 408-977-1772.

Bronze: Mandala Children’s House. 5038 Hyland Ave., San Jose. 408-251-8633.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: San Francisco Montessori Academy. Students gain a strong foundation of academic and social skills, while also participating in activities such as karate, yoga, music, dance and visual arts.  1566 32nd Ave., San Francisco. 415-759-5710.

Silver: Little Wonders Montessori. 1663 32nd Ave., San Francisco. 415-819-5546.

Bronze: LePort Montessori School. Multiple locations. 415-992-8388.




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