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San Marino Montessori School (aka Victory Montessori)

444 S. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 577-8007


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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 ART  MUSIC  DANCE  COMPUTERS  SPANISH  SCIENCE  GEOGRAPHY  BOTANY  ZOOLOGY Extracted from San Marino Montessori Schools website at

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Montessori is a philosophy and method of education which emphasized the potential of the young child and which develops this potential by utilizing special teaching materials. Montessori materials help the child to understand what he learns by associating abstract concepts with concrete sensorial experiences. Victory Montessori Schools are carefully prepared learning environments in which intellectual, moral, creative, physical and social growth flourish. The schools were established in 1975 in San Marino in order to create an educational community committed to Montessori educational standards and principles. Today our schools serve over 600 students from preschool though 8th grade. Extracted from San Marino Montessori website at

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • 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
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school