Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow

Montessori School of Los Altos
at Greenmeadow

Located in Palo Alto, California
Educating the Whole Child founded in 1972

Now Accepting Applications

Open Houses
Mondays at 10:30 AM
Tuesdays at 2:30 PM

Open houses for adults only

Please RSVP or arrange a tour at another time via email or calling 650-493-7200

Half & Full Day Programs
for Ages 3 to 6, Preschool
through Kindergarten

also available:
Young Threes Program

3 mornings a week

Extended hours

from 8:30 to 9:00 AM
and 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Montessori School
of Los Altos

303 Parkside Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Our school is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your donations are appreciated and tax-deductible

Donations in memoriam of Hannelore Engelman will be used to bring her writings about Montessori education online for all to use.

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Tips for Parents:
Three easy steps to recognize a true
Montessori School

  1. Look for mixed ages
    (3 to 6 years) in
    ONE classroom

  2. All learning activities should be available throughout day

  3. There should be a complete set of Montessori materials in the classroom

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our founder and director, Mrs. Hannelore Engelman (1939 - 2014) who we lost in March to cancer.

It was her vision 42 years ago that launched this school, which has educated thousands of children since then. And while we grieve we are also dedicated more than ever to continuing her life’s work: providing a world-class education for the children of our community.

-- Danielle and Nicole Engelman

A world-class Montessori school in a world-class facility where your child's education includes academics, art, music, dance, outdoor play and more...

Our innovative preschool offers a 3-year Montessori Primary curriculum that explores many key areas of learning through small group and individual lessons including:

Language Arts • Art • Computer • Dance • Food Preparation • Gardening • Geography & Cultures • Mandarin • Math • Movement •Outdoor Play • Music • Practical Life • Science • Sensorial • Spanish • Yoga

The highly regarded preschool and Kindergarten programs that we offer are based on more than 40 years of experience working with young children and their families. The Kindergarten leadership program prepares our students to excel in the best schools; building strong academic skills, a cooperative approach to working with their teachers and peers and a love of learning.

The curriculum at Montessori School of Los Altos is founded on the classic Montessori principles with age and developmentally appropriate academic, social and creative activities to fulfill each child's potential in a beautiful and supportive environment. We follow the international Montessori curriculum established by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

All children receive lessons in the core areas of language, mathematics, geography, science, practical life, and sensorial development. Lessons in grace and courtesy, participation in group discussions, and learning to work as a team are also part of the education your child will receive. Children from the Montessori School of Los Altos show off their school work

In addition, we incorporate computer work into the classrooms where we feature Montessori software, compatible with the overall educational goals of our program.

Your child's development is rounded out with lessons in art appreciation and hands on practice in many media; movement and dance, rhythm, song and an introduction to musical instruments as well as the chance to participate in many cultural activities and celebrations reflecting our diverse parent community.

Mandarin and Spanish language programs are available to our students. An introduction to a second or third language at a young age gives your child a strong foundation on which to build additional language skills.

Your child will thrive in our program, and will graduate well prepared for their next level of education. Contact us to join a tour of our school; we look forward to meeting you.

Dance class in progress

 Montessori School of Los Altos
303 Parkside Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94306

For an appointment to tour our school please call: 650.493.7200

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