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Emerson Montessori School

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Palo Alto, Pleasanton
2800 W Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Fax: +1(650)856-2778
Last Updated: September 13, 2021




About Emerson Montessori School

Operating since: 1982

Transitional Kindergarten through 8th Grade

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More About Emerson Montessori School

ELI’s Emerson Montessori School in Palo Alto is a private, nonsectarian institution for students from first grade through eighth grade. It takes an integrated approach to learning that builds on the classic foundations of Western civilization and addresses the future needs of students and their families. Philosophically and in practice, it maintains continuity with the preschool and kindergarten programs of the HeadsUp! child development centers.

Emerson’s reliance on an individualized pace for the development of basic skills means that individual progress is optimized and, in general, accelerated. Students are typically placed in groups spanning two to three years of age without grade distinctions. The multi-age groupings make possible a program that is customized for each student, thereby accommodating wide range of learning styles and personalities.

Emerson incorporates subjects that are often ignored or neglected by other schools, such as foreign languages, art, music, movement, and physical education, human values and cultures, interpersonal communications, and practical life skills such as cooking, recycling, and first aid. As with the centers, Emerson is a full-day program so all work is completed during the school day, leaving evenings for family interactions. The year-round schedule means that student progress is not lost during extended vacation periods and families have the flexibility to take vacations when work schedules and weather permit.

Nurturing tomorrow’s leaders

• Year-round, full-day program for grades 1-8

• Individualized Montessori curriculum

• Foreign languages (Chinese, Spanish)

• Superior academic preparation

• Cultivation of thinking skills and ethical values

Admission Deadline: Accept enrollment year-round

Annual Tuition Range: $25,440 - $28,140

Courses & Services Offered:

  • Co-Educational
  • Extended Care
  • Field Trips
  • Fine Arts Instruction
  • Foreign Language Immersion
  • Music Instruction/Band
  • Performing Arts
  • Summer School

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Founded in 1992, Emerson School is a private, secular elementary school with a focus on academic rigor and individualized instruction. The stu…