Montessori Method

Children five months or five years of age have already embarked on a journey from which they are learning great lessons, those that are traditionally academic and those that will shape their personality and character.

At Alta Vista Montessori School:
We help our students to learn and understand the world so that one day, they’ll know how to make it a better place for themselves and others.

We emphasize an academic curriculum that focuses on how we learn and not what we learn to develop a lifelong love for learning and the skills to do so.

We foster independence, self-direction, and responsibility to empower children to follow the life of their own choosing.

We model collaboration, cooperation, and helpfulness to inspire them to live a life of service and peace.

Following authentic Montessori practices, our classes are mixed-aged, which is the ideal setting for peer teaching, role modeling, honing leadership, and building a strong sense of community.

Our experienced teachers engage the children in specially prepared classrooms using a stimulating curriculum at each level. Everything in the classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs and interests of the children. There is no limit to what children can learn, and they are able to advance through the curriculum as quickly as they are ready, without being limited by the progress of their peers.

Our Montessori materials have been researched and scientifically developed as well as tested in classrooms for over 100 years all over the world.

Our teachers take great care in preparing the environment; materials are arranged sequentially, children have comfortable work space, and there is freedom of physical movement.

A collage of children playing with toys.