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Santa Monica Montessori School Providing excellence in education since 1960

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At Santa Monica Montessori School From early childhood (starting at age 2) up to 8th grade


Toddler From 24 months through 36 month

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Early Childhood

Early Childhood From 3 years through to 6 years

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Elementary From 6 years through 11 years (Grades 1 - 5)

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Middle School

Middle School From 11 years through 14 years (Grades 6 - 8)

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Enrichment & Elective Activities

Enrichment & Elective Activities Music, Physical Education, Art, Dance, Field Trips...

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp Maginative play, Physical activities, Academics...

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Montessori Education in West Los Angeles

At Santa Monica Montessori School, our primary goal for the child is to cultivate their own natural desire to learn. This is approached two ways in the classroom. Each child is able to experience the excitement of learning through their own choice of lesson rather than being forced to do something. Secondly, we help the child shape their natural tools for learning, which can be used in future learning situations.

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Dr. Montessori always emphasized that the hand is the chief teacher of the child. In order to learn how to concentrate, the best solution is to fix the attention of the child on a task performed by their hands. All equipment in a Montessori classroom allows a child to use their hands throughout the learning process. This tactile and kinesthetic system of learning permanently reinforces the skill to be learned. Muscular memory is a strong tool in the learning process.

Dear Parents,
We are now open and anticipating another great school year. We will be continuing our Montessori Academic Program with a variety of thematic activities which includes science, building, cooking, and art. Tennis Kids will schedule tennis lessons and we will have Mandarin classes. Dance is scheduled to return in October. We hope you will join us.
There is a health and safety plan in place and our staff is trained on safety and cleaning. We want to make coming to school a safe and comfortable experience for everyone.
An online alternative is available as well. We have a full day planned or you may schedule a half day, morning or afternoon.
Our school starts on September 8, 2020 and continues until June 11, 2021.
Our schedules are as follows:
Half day: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, School day: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, Full day 8:30 - 5:00 pm.
Please familiarize yourself with all necessary forms that must be turned in to complete your child's file. All forms must be returned, finalized and reviewed prior to your child's first day of school. Our ability to contact you during this pandemic is critical.
Our Back to School Night will be held online on September 17, 2020.
Parent educational classes will be online and will be announced. You are welcome to attend and bring a friend. We want you to understand the value of a Montessori education. We will be sharing philosophy, curriculum and how to create a Montessori environment at home to support and enhance the school program. These classes are held once a month.
Please let us know if you have any questions about our program. We are here for you and your family. Our phone number is (310) 829-3551.
Pam Crisman

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