Best Montessori Schools in the Bay Area

These Montessori Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2020 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here. 

Silicon Valley

Gold: Mandala Children’s House. Founded in 1975, the school follows a model committed to the development of the whole child. 5038 Hyland Ave., San Jose. 408-251-8633.

Silver: Casa dei Bambini. 457 College Ave., Palo Alto. 650-473-9401.

Bronze: Casa di Mir Montessori School. 90 E. Latimer Ave., Campbell. 408-370-3073.


Gold: Beresford Montessori. Offers a year-round Montessori preschool and kindergarten program as well as an afternoon Spanish immersion program and summer camps. 1717 Gum St., San Mateo. 650-571-8749. 178 Clinton St., Redwood City. 650-367-5027.

Silver: Burlingame Montessori. 525 California Drive, Burlingame. 650-342-4445. 797 Santa Margarita, Suite A, Millbrae. 650-872-1112.

Bronze: Casa dei Bambini School. 1835 Valota Road, Redwood City. 650-362-3352.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: San Francisco Montessori Academy. The goal of this Montessori preschool is to allow students to foster their own skills in a safe environment where they can establish independence and grow their self-esteem. 1566 32nd Ave. and 1283 22nd Ave., San Francisco. 415-759-5710.

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

Bronze: Montessori Children’s House of the West Coast. 25 Lake St., San Francisco. 415-922-9235.

East Bay

Gold: Springfield Montessori School. Celebrating its 30th year, this school aims to provide toddlers through kindergarteners a love of learning and foundation of independence. 2780 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, 925-944-0626; 5100 Brannigan St., Dublin, 925-828-5102.

Silver: Grand Lake Montessori. 466 Chetwood St., Oakland. 510-863-4313.

Bronze: Montessori School of Fremont. Multiple East Bay locations.