Applegarden Montessori School

5667 Thornhill Dr,
Oakland, CA, 94611-0946
Tel: (510)339-9666
Applefarden Montesssori school is a small, homey 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)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Kindergarten
Learning Programs Supported mild lerning differences
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 38 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 1:1
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 school supports an active parent education program.
  • Children from our school appear to thrive in many different kinds of elementary environments when they graduate.

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 School Of Saint Leo The Great (2.1 miles away)
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  • Oakland St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School
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    4850 Clarewood Dr
    Oakland , CA , 94618
    (510)547-3146
    (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  283  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Oakland
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    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    5201 Park Blvd
    Oakland , CA , 94611
    (510)530-7909
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.1  mi  |  138  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Oakland
    Holy Names High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    4660 Harbord Drive
    Oakland , CA , 94618
    (510)450-1110
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    1.1  mi  |  278  students  |  Gr.  9-12
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    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
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    Oakland , CA , 94618
    (510)428-2606
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    1.1  mi  |  126  students  |  Gr.  K-5
  • Oakland
    Corpus Christi School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1 Estates Drive
    Oakland , CA , 94611
    (510)530-4056
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.4  mi  |  288  students  |  Gr.  K-8

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