For Parents



 2016/2017 Calendar


Virtual Classes:

Malin's Classroom

Kathy's Classroom

Shamim's Classroom

Each teacher has their own website for you to visit, view pictures along with keeping up to date with events and learning subjects.  Please ask your child's teacher to invite you to their site if you are not already a member.



1. Please call the school to schedule a tour (415) 892-2228. 

Tours are held October-March Monday through Thurs. at 9:30


3. New families will be notified in March of acceptance. 

If there is no space for your child at this time, the child's name will be placed on a wait list.

Family Events

~ Parent Social in September
~ Thanksgiving Potluck
~ Winter Open House
~ Parent/Teacher Conference in February
~ Spring Open House
~ End of Year Picnic

Maria Montessori
For 30 years, Montessori School of Novato has provided an enriching environment for toddler and preschool aged children. Using the Montessori approach, we help children develop their inherent joy in learning, a sense of responsibility for their actions, and respect for themselves, others, and their environment. We give children the tools they need to succeed not only in the classroom, but in life.

"Help me to do it by myself” is a Montessori axiom. The adult prepares the environment and assists in the guidance of the child… but it is the child that works for the development and completion of skills for the creation of the person that (s)he becomes. The Montessori concept of education allows the children to experience the joy of learning at an early age while preserving the spontaneity, initiative and curiosity inherent in every child. This concept promotes the development of independence, concentration and self discipline as well as fostering love and respect for others and their environment. The Montessori experience provides the child with “preparation for life”.


Montessori School of Novato is licensed by the California State Department of Social Services for ages two to five years.  The Montessori school year begins in September and ends in mid June.  Enrollments are accepted throughout the year on a space available basis.  The school year tries to follow the Novato School District calendar.  During Winter Break and Spring Break daycare is available for an additional fee and on a limited schedule based on enrollment.  Summer programs are available but we do close for two weeks in the middle of August before the school year begins. The Montessori School of Novato's California License is #213000400.

Short videos:    Montessori: The Parent Perspective    Stephen Curry & Family- Living Montessori