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Peninsula Montessori School

28915 Northbay Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

(310) 544-3099


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that the education and development of young children is the most rewarding and important commitment we can make to the South Bay community. Our goal is to provide a nurturing, stimulating and individualized environment, promoting appreciation and respect for self and others, independence, and enthusiasm for learning. Our philosophy of education is the development of the human being to its fullest potential. All members of our highly qualified and trained staff are dedicated to the Montessori approach to education and life. Individualized programs are designed in accordance with each child's social and emotional needs, as well as his or her academic and physical development. We wish to collaborate with you, the parents, in a supportive role, in order to facilitate a unified approach to your child's growth and development. It is only through a cooperative effort between the school and the home that your child is assured the highest quality of education.

Montessori Principles

Mixed age grouping
Freedom of choice with responsibility
Self teaching manipulative materials
Character and personal development
Children progress at their own rate
Richly prepared environment
Control of error built into lessons
Teacher is a guide
Build positive self-image
Logical consequences for behavior
Self discipline through work
Interrelated curriculum
Children learn to care for themselves and their environment
Encourages left and right brain integration
Movement necessary for neuro-muscular development
Individual as well as group interactions
Sensitive periods of learning
Self control through lessons in grace and courtesy
Sensory based learning
Non-judgmental approach
Appreciation of all life
Peace through education

Excerpted from the preschool's website