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Santa Monica Montessori School Providing excellence in education since 1960

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Elective Montessori Classes in West Los Angeles

As part of our ongoing commitment to a well-rounded education, SMMS in West LA offers a range of core enrichment programs included in the cost of tuition. Continue reading to get a feel for our enrichment and elective activities.

    Weekly music classes foster musical development from an early age. Students learn songs, rhythm skills, notation, and music appreciation. Elementary students learn ukulele, recorder, or participate in band. We have several special events during the year to showcase your child’s musical talents.
    Our program includes gymnastics and soccer at all levels. We also offer an interscholastic sports program at the Elementary level, which includes basketball and volleyball. Our Interscholastic program is gender-equitable and we educate all of the athletes through workshops in leadership, commitment, and cooperation. Private group tennis lessons are also offered for a fee.
  • ART
    Our art studio offers a course using a variety of media from pencils and pastels to art straw and Papier-mâché. The children learn about contemporary and historical artists. Their studies culminate in an annual art show, which allows parents to celebrate their child’s efforts throughout the year.
    (Spanish, Mandarin) – Not only do our students learn the languages, but they are immersed in a cultural sensory experience for both Spanish and Mandarin. Depending on our staff languages.


    Dance Magic comes to SMMS twice weekly for elective dance classes for all ages for a fee. This is an outside class taught by an outside teacher. Yearly dance recitals are an opportunity for students to show their developing skills. We have a dance studio on the campus with a classic wood floor and mirrored walls where children are able to learn various dance methods such as ballet, tap, and jazz.
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