Best Montessori Schools in the Bay Area

These Montessori Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2022 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here. 

Silicon Valley

Gold: Canyon Heights Academy. This Catholic school offers a Montessori program for toddlers and preschoolers which has a strong emphasis on hands-on activities, independence, spontaneity and curiosity. Campbell. canyonheightsacademy.com.

Silver: Sundrops Montessori. San Jose. wildflowerschools.org/ca/sundrops.

Bronze: Casa dei Bambini. Palo Alto. cdeib.com.

Peninsula

Gold: Casa dei Bambini School. This preschool curriculum includes Spanish, French, Mandarin, gymnastics, music, gardening, cooking, geography, cultural projects, art, nature, sciences and exploration. Redwood City. cdeib.com

Silver: Odyssey Mandarin Immersion Preschool. Redwood City. odysseypreschool.com.

Bronze: Beresford Montessori. San Mateo and Redwood City. beresfordmontessori.com.

Bronze: San Mateo Montessori. San Mateo. 650-571-5095.

San Francisco and Marin

Gold: Casa dei Bambini School. This is a multicultural Montessori preschool for age 2 through kindergarten. Multiple locations. cdeib.com.

Silver: Maria Montessori School of Golden Gate. San Francisco. sfmontessori.com.

Bronze: San Francisco Montessori Academy. San Francisco. sfmontessoriacademy.com.

East Bay

Gold: Springfield Montessori. At its two campuses, Springfield Montessori strives to provide an environment that promotes a love of learning and educates the whole child. Walnut Creek and Dublin. springfieldmontessori.com.

Silver: The Renaissance International School. Oakland and Piedmont. therenaissanceschool.org.

Bronze: Choice in Learning Montessori. Pleasant Hill. cilmontessori.org.