Best Montessori Schools in the Bay Area



These Montessori Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2018 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here. 

Silicon Valley

Gold: Mandala Children’s House. It focuses on letting each child progress at his or her own pace. Learning activities enhance a child’s physical, social-emotional, cognitive and creative developmental areas. 5038 Hyland Ave., San Jose. 408-251-8633. mandalachildrenshouse.com.

Silver: AppleSeed Montessori. 1095 Dunford Way, #500, Sunnyvale. 408-260-7333. 1302 Warner Ave., Sunnyvale. 408-245-7338.  appleseedmontessori.com.

Bronze: Casa dei Bambini. 457 College Ave., Palo Alto. cdeib.com.

SF and Marin

Gold: Little Wonders Montessori. This school has a two-part structure – one dedicated to early preschool curriculum and basic progressive Montessori activities (18 months through 3 years) and the other focusing on kindergarten prep (3 to 6 years). 1663 32nd Ave., San Francisco. 415-819-5546. lwmontessori.org.

Silver: Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate. 62 Lenox Way, San Francisco. 415-731-8188. sfmontessori.com.

Bronze: San Francisco Montessori Academy. 1566 32nd Ave., San Francisco. 415-759-5710. sfmontessoriacademy.com.

Peninsula

Gold: Beresford Montessori. This school is affiliated with the American Montessori Society and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child. 1717 Gum St., San Mateo. 650-571-8749. 178 Clinton St., Redwood City. 650-367-5027. beresford.com.

Silver: North Shoreview Montessori. 1301 Cypress Ave., San Mateo. 650-312-7588. north-shoreview.smfcsd.net.

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

East Bay

Gold: Springfield Montessori School. Based on the educational philosophies of Maria Montessori, its programs ensure an environment conducive to learning with activities suited for a developing child. 2780 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, 925-944-0626; 5100 Brannigan St., Dublin, 925-828-5102. springfieldmontessoriwc.com.

Silver: Fountainhead Montessori School. Multiple East Bay locations. 925-820-1343. fms.org.

Bronze: The Renaissance International School. 5201 Park Blvd., Piedmont. 510-328-1127; 3650 Dimond Ave., Oakland, 510-531-8566. therenaissanceschool.org.

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