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Millbrae Montessori

797 Santa Margarita Avenue
Millbrae, CA 94030

(650) 588-2229


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Millbrae Montessori School was founded in 1981 and is celebrating over 20 years of teaching, learning, and creating happy memories for our students. Since 1981, the directors have kept in contact with many families whose children were once enrolled. Many of the children often come back to visit because of all their many special memories. Parents are always telling us thattheir children have kept their "love of learning" and that they remain self-motivated in their schoolwork.
The basic principle in the Montessori philosophy of education is that each child carries within him an enthusiam for learning during the preschool years. Our goal is to form a solid foundation that children can build on to learn.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

9:00 - 10:00 Outdoor playtime
10:00 - 10:15 Snack Time
10:15 - 10:45 Morning circle with greeting, calendar and weather report
10:45 - 11:45 Montessori class time with free choice of materials
Child works independently, with a friend or with a teacher
11:45 - 12:00 Closing circle with music, songs and stories
12:00 Dismissal for morning students
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch outdoors (weather permitting)
12:30 - 12:45 Clean up lunch area
12:45 - 1:00 Prepare for nap (hand washing)
1:00 - 3:00 Nap
3:00 Dismissal for Full Day students
1:15 - 1:45 Circle time with cultural subjects, science and related stories
Areas of study may include: Animals, plants, landforms and continents. Daily lessons are presented.
1:45 - 3:00 Handwriting practice
Workbook studies (phonics and math)
Art activities
3:00 Dismissal for afternoon students
Excerpted from the preschool's website