Thank you for your interest in Santa Monica Montessori School!

We are a private Montessori school based on the philosophy of freeing the child’s potential in a stimulating environment. One of the first Montessori schools in the United States, we are proud of our rich heritage and we stay true to the Montessori method. Our carefully prepared environment and wonderful teachers will allow your child to develop self-confidence and independence that inspires self-discipline and a love of learning which will remain throughout her life.

We strive to create an atmosphere of deep mutual respect between faculty and students. We are very proud of our internationally diverse faculty and student body, and gender-equitable interscholastic sports. We offer a customized, flexible education in early childhood, elementary and junior high that allows each child to develop according to his own pace. Students are guided in the creation of educational projects, leadership and character development.