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New Path Montessori School

1962 20th Street
Santa Monica , CA 90404

(310) 450-2477


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

From the Director:

we incorporate group singing, music appreciation, dance, creative arts and crafts, games, and various projects with special themes and field trips are coordinated with our academic program for all of the children at each level. Furthermore, extra-curricular activities include gymnastics, yoga, and tennis. Our large playground gives the children a great opportunity to engage themselves with various outdoor activities and vigorous free play. During extended day-care time, our children are provided a wide variety of indoor and outdoor educational toys with which to play. Learning how to work and play together with others in a peaceful and caring manner is perhaps the most crucial life skill we teach at NewPath Montessori School.' -- Extracted from the NewPath Montessori School website

Day in the Life

General School Mission

'Within a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment, the children at NewPath Montessori School work with unique Montessori materials individually and at their own pace. As they work, they learn to trust their own ability to think and solve problems independently, and learn not to be afraid of making mistakes. The children are also provided the opportunity to work in groups, and with a multitude of other attractive and interesting educational materials which act as extensions and variations of the Montessori ones. All activity, however, is guided by a respect for the teacher, a respect for the work, for fellow students, and a respect for the Montessori materials themselves. Self-discipline is acquired gradually through absorption in meaningful work. The children of high ability level are constantly challenged by a wide variety of materials and their many uses. The Montessori teacher acts as a dynamic link between the child and the prepared environment. She keenly observes the individual interests and needs of each child. By helping the children to pursue their individual interests in our Montessori classroom, the children gain an early enthusiasm for learn.' -- Extracted from the New Path Montessori School website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences