Applegarden Montessori School

5667 Thornhill Dr,
Oakland, CA, 94611-0946
     Tel: (510)339-9666
Grades: PK - K | 29 students
Applegarden Montesssori school is a small, homelike preschool program in a garden setting, located in a quiet neighborhood in Montclair, Oakland.
Our preschool and childcare programs offer personal, prepared environments for the child.
Here freedom of self-expression and exploration lead to learning experiences and develop in harmony with the child's own tendencies toward growth, independence, creativity, self-discipline and social awareness.
In our school, children work individually and in groups.
Activities are designed to elicit the child's interest and to inspire concentration and delight in learning.
We also offer quality full-time childcare along with our Montessori programs.
We value working closely with parents to nurture each child's fullest possible development.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - Kindergarten
Learning Programs Supported mild lerning differences
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 29 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 1 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 35%
Average Class Size 22 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please refer to website. Different programs have different costs.
Admissions Director Naome Dragstedt

School Notes:

  • Our school is affiliated with The American Montessori Society.
  • Our school serves organic snacks.
  • Our teachers are Montessori trained and college educated.  Some have advanced degrees.
  • Our school supports an active parent education program.
  • Children from our school appear to thrive in many different kinds of elementary environments when they graduate.
  • We have an exceptional outdoor environment with a beautiful garden and climbing structure, an "Imagination Playground," trike area, sandbox, playhouse, art area and many gardening activities for the children to enjoy.
  • We cultivate a rich verbal environment within the school.  
  • Special art, music and Spanish classes enrich the already highl developed Montessori curriculum of our program.

Profile last updated: 01/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Names High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Growing Light Montessori School (1.8 miles away)
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