Welcome to South Bay Montessori School


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South Bay Montessori School, as well as our sister schools, Newport Montessori School and Irvine Montessori School are private, independent schools serving children 18 months through 6 years. South Bay Montessori School is a nurturing and supportive school. Every child is respected as an individual and valued as part of the community. They learn respect for self, others, and their environment. Children are encouraged to be independent, self-motivated, and responsible as they discover who they are and who they want to become.

The school goal is to educate the whole person through the Montessori approach which addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of each child. Low student to teacher ratios and individualized lessons ensure that South Bay Montessori students are learning at their own accelerated pace.

The philosophy of the South Bay Montessori School community is the encouragement of the child’s interests and curiosity, and the development of responsible, independent thinking that fosters a life-long love of learning.

According to Dr. Maria Montessori, “The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.” This journey is a remarkable time in a child’s life. At South Bay Montessori School, through the dynamic partnership of teacher, parent and child, a consistent Montessori framework for learning is established, offering “An Education for Life”.