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Central Montessori Schools

286 N. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 479-9889


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Montessori is a philosophy of education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori that directs the child to love to learn, foster independence using the methodology she invented to direct children to become citizens of the world. It recognizes that children learn best in an environment of mutual respect and calm which allows each child to learn at their own pace. The specially designed materials are used to enhance the various stages of development

Montessori is an educational approach that supports the individuals in their journey to achieve their personal potential by creating environments and communities that offer freedom of choice within limits and that develop respect, responsibility and resourcefulness.

Dr. Montessori developed a philosophy and a curriculum to enable each child to think and act for themselves and for the betterment of others.

Based on the scientific research of Dr. Maria Montessori, the Montessori method is a student directed holistic approach to education, centred around experiential learning, with the goal to help the child find his or her place in the Universe.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Parents in classroom early on