For Parents

2019/2020 Calendar

Virtual Classes:

Malin's Classroom
Kathy's Classroom
Cindy’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.


Spring 2019



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

2.  After you tour the school, please fill out our online application and mail in a $50 non-refundable application fee. Once we receive the application fee, your child’s name will be placed on the waitlist.

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

For 33 years, Montessori School of Novato has provided an enriching environment for toddler( 2 year olds) 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 late August and ends in early June.  Enrollments are accepted throughout the year on a space available basis.  The school year calendar 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.

Montessori Classroom

Teacher's Role
Concept of Education

Family Events

*For Currently Enrolled Families

Parent Social in October

  • Thanksgiving Potluck

  • Winter Open House for Current Families

  • Parent/Teacher Conference in February

  • Spring Open House

  • End of Year Picnic

Maria Montessori

Our Founder

Montessori: The Parent Perspective

Stephen Curry & Family - Living Montessori

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