These schools were voted the Best Montessori Schools in the Bay Area in Bay Area Parent’s 2023 Best of the Best reader poll. Read the full list of winners here.
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: Mandala Children’s House. San Jose. mandalachildrenshouse.com.
Bronze: Sundrops Montessori. San Jose. wildflowerschools.org/ca/sundrops.
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: Beresford Montessori. San Mateo and Redwood City. beresfordmontessori.com.
Bronze: San Mateo Montessori. San Mateo. 650-571-5095.
Gold: Casa dei Bambini School. This is a multicultural Montessori preschool for ages 2 through kindergarten. Multiple locations. cdeib.com.
Silver: Maria Montessori School of Golden Gate. San Francisco. sfmontessori.com.
Bronze: Little Wonders Montessori. San Francisco. lwmontessori.org.
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: Grand Lake Montessori. Oakland. grandlakemontessori.com.