Santa Monica Montessori School is a private elementary school established in 1960 as a fully accredited Montessori School and Teacher training Institute by Dr. Claude Claremont, an Associate of Dr. Maria Montessori.

The Santa Monica Montessori School is registered with the California State Department of Education and Adheres to the California Education Code. The school follows the public school calendar as set forth by the Santa Monica Unified School District.