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Tomorrow Montessori

2466 Almaden Road
San Jose, CA 95125

(408) 979-1164


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

In the Montessori classroom environment children are free, with the teacher's guidance, to choose from any of the job materials in the classroom to work with. Teachers will introduce new jobs and give lessons on the correct usage, then allow the children to explore the materials at their own pace. Progress is monitored and new jobs introduced when the child is ready.

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
  • Montessori language materials
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Montessori
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • 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
  • Montessori-specific materials
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Music classes Mondays & Thursdays
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
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught Our traditional Montessori curriculum includes: -Practical Life -Sensorial -Language -Mathematics -Cultural We also provide music and gymnastics classes.

From the Director:

Although all parts of the curriculum are teacher-guided, the focus is on the children becoming independent learners. New materials and subjects are presented either one-on-one or in a group setting; then the children will explore the subject on their own, with further direction from the teacher as needed.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Tomorrow Montessori incorporates the traditional Montessori curriculum, with additional focus on music and art. Our goal is to nurture a healthy child; independent, self-confident, and motivated.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parent-Teacher conference, formal or informal, are available upon request.

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
  • 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:

  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We know that the first day in a new environment is different for each child. The following is a list of suggestions to help make the transition as easy as possible.

- Arrive early. Allow yourself enough time to review all paper work, as well as time for your child to settle in. We have found twenty minutes to be sufficient for paperwork and introduction to our sign in and out policies.

- The amount of time you spend with your child on the first day is an individual choice. Some families start with a regular routine of 5-10 minutes to sign in and say goodbye while others like to spend more time helping their child to adjust. Whichever method you select, the director and teachers will wait for a sign from the parent that they are ready to leave before they will interrupt you and your child.

- Begin discussing the school with your child in a positive way several days prior to your first day of attendance. If your child has visited the classroom, remember specifics that you saw or materials that may have interested your child. Informing children about changes allows them time to adjust to a transition.

- Most importantly, remind your child of the time that you will return for them and say good-bye. While it may be stressful for some children to make the final transition, it is harder for them to suddenly realize that you have just disappeared.

Each of our teachers have had a great deal of experience helping children transition into a new environment. As you look around your child's classroom, know that each of the children have also experienced a 'first day,' and that it was different for each of them. You may leave knowing that your child will be treated as an individual and that we will do our best to make the first day a positive experience.