Learning with Montessori core principles
The core principle Montessori Explorer follows is the most central to the Montessori philosophy. That is allowing each child to develop at his or her individual pace. The ‘miracle’ stories of Montessori children far ahead of traditional expectations for their age level reflect not artificial acceleration, but the possibilities open when children are allowed to learn at their pace in a scientifically prepared environment.
Montessori Explorer prides itself for having some of the finest and experienced Montessori Credentialed teachers and small class sizes. Our student-teacher ratios are so low you will not find another school to match Montessori Explorer. Our student-teacher ratios do not take into account the interns we mentor each year. The academics are far beyond any other school in the South Bay area. Visit the school to watch the skills of children.
Cultural Activities are a specific extension of the language curriculum where children begin to acquire a sense of historical fact, classification of physical geography and an appreciation of cultural differences.
Practical Life is the study of self-help skills and focuses on the four major areas, Care of Self, Care of Environment, Grace and Courtesy, and Movement.
Sensorial uses a multi-sensory approach to education. Children are encouraged to learn by processing information gathered through the sen.
Math continues the cognitive math development that began in the Practical Life Skills and Sensorial curriculum, taking an acute focus and more abstract thinking process with concrete materials.
What Makes Us Special?
Our students have the opportunity to find out just who they are, on their own timetable, in a child-centered environment where their individuality is cherished.
A warm and nurturing environment with a professional and well-trained, experienced faculty.
An innovative learning environment that fosters deeper thought and stimulates questioning and student-led research.
Opportunities for parent involvement in the school’s culture.
Natural Play Areas
Natural play areas and gardens that the children assist in caring for, promoting responsibility and independence.
Love & Care
Home-like learning environments that the children assist in caring for, promoting responsibility and independence.
A focus on specific areas of learning
Through the past 18 years, Montessori Explorer has produced young, competent learner whose abilities have far surpassed the conventional public school education. Children are given the tools to excel themselves in a carefully prepared environment in areas such as Math, Language, Sensorial, Practical Life, Geography, History, Zoology and Botany. The knowledge of each subject exceeds what young adults know in some of the upper elementary levels.
How we differ from a traditional daycare and kindergarten
Parents of our students will tell you that the biggest difference between our school and a traditional daycare or kindergarten can be found in the light they see in their child’s eyes each day. This light is their child’s drive to learn and develop; it represents the key contrast between Montessori schools and traditional schools.
Both Montessori and traditional preschools have the same goal: to provide learning experiences for the child. The differences lie in the types of learning experiences each school provides and the methods they use to accomplish this goal. We believe these differences are crucial because they help shape how a child learns, whether they enjoy learning, and their future attitude towards themselves and the world around them.
Montessori Explorer is an amazing environment for children. They are welcoming, warm, and caring, all while providing a great educational experience. My son absolutely loved it there ❤️
Thank you for everything! Especially thank you for having such an amazing learning environment for our kids. Sebastian has truly enjoyed his time at Montessori Explorer and this school was the best decision I made 2 years ago when we enrolled him at 4years old. I’m a little terrified of going into this uncharted territory but I’m trying to maintain optimistic of the future. I will try my best. I am relieved Eli has Montessori Explorer and we’ll be seeing you for another 2 years. Thanks again
Montessori Explorer is a wonderful, welcoming, collaborative environment. It’s a fun, creative environment with karate, yoga, lessons in Spanish, and they even have some adorable animals as well. I would recommend this school to any parent seeking a program for in which their child will flourish.