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Oak Knoll Montessori

15010 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA 92064

(858) 486-0346


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

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Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

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Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Education is acquired not by listening to words, but by experience in which the child acts on her environment." The foundation for the Montessori program is education for Character. Dr. Maria Montessori believed and demonstrated that "Children learn best in an environment of love, trust, understanding, patience and consistency."

At OAK KNOLL MONTESSORI, our fundamental purpose is to guide children in learning to develop independence, respect, cooperation, self-discipline, self-confidence, and self-esteem. These values are brought to life by the children as they experience the joy of learning and participating with friends in a variety of educational activities. Within the framework of Montessori principles, each child progresses at his/her own pace in discovering individual talents, interests, and skills to develop his/her unique intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual capacities.
(excerpted from website)

A Typical Day

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Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

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Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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


Handling Separation: From the Director

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