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Montessori School of Rancho Palos Verdes

32201 Forrestal Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6162

(310) 541-0444


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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
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • our children learn symbolic and qualifiable math
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • music class once a week
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught Music, Spanish, Tennis, Gymnastics

From the Director:

We follow the Montessori approach. Children are guided and enouraged in their choices, but learn at their own pace.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers are highly qualified with Montessori training certificates in early childhood education in addition to exceeding state requirements established by the department of social services. We are here to support you and your child in receiving the highest quality education possible. Our staff is proactive and in regular communication with parents about their childâ??s day.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Each child participates in:
â?¢ gymnastics
â?¢ tennis
â?¢ cooking projects
â?¢ nature hikes
â?¢ picnics
â?¢ water play
â?¢ sports
â?¢ music
â?¢ Spanish
â?¢ gardening
â?¢ arts and crafts
â?¢ science experiments
â?¢ hiking trails
â?¢ multiple outdoor play areas
â?¢ Each classroom includes its own outdoor area as an extension to the classroom work area.

A Typical Day

sample daily schedule:

Daily Schedule

7:00-:830 Early Arrival
9:15-9:30 Welcome Circle
9:30-11:00 Work Period
11:00-11:30 Circle
11:30-12:00 Playtime
12:00-1:00 Lunchtime
1:00-1:30 Playtime and Naptime
1:30-2:45 Work Period
2:45-3:00 Goodbye Circle
3:00-6:00 Daycare

Music Monday 9:00

Spanish and Art Tuesday 10:00

Tennis Friday 1:00

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • 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:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

We are well versed in helping your child with seperation, especially early in the school year. We will nurture your child and assist you both in this process.