Provide a unique program that educates children for life… socially, personally & intellectually. Classes for Infant through 6th grade.
- Infant Class 3 months – 18 months
- Toddler Class: 18 months – 30 months (Pre-K)
- Primary Classes: 30 months – 6 years (includes Kindergarten)
- Lower Elementary Class: 6 years – 9 years
- Upper Elementary Class: 9 years – 12 years
A true Montessori experience is an amazing blend of Play—manipulating materials through discovery—and Brain-Based learning. In fact, Dr. Maria Montessori invented Brain-Based Learning more than 100 years ago. Montessori alumni include the founders of Amazon, Google, and Wikipedia. Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Julia Child both went to Montessori schools. Montessori is incremental and individualized and inspires children through their own successes.
Santa Barbara Montessori School is the areas only “true” Montessori program. Following the standards of Dr. Maria Montessori with authentic materials and AMI-trained teachers in AMI approved classroom environments on a beautiful campus combine to provide wonderful opportunities for infants through elementary aged students.
A recent graduate of UC Berkeley describes the memory of the experience at SBMS this way, “The freedom to pursue my own creative interests and self-select activities in a Montessori environment, gently facilitated by the caring teachers, was a great fit for me. My memory is that I was always engaged, always busy with something I found interesting, so learning was interesting–I thought that’s what learning was, doing things that were interesting!”