Emerson School

2800 W Bayshore Rd,
Palo Alto, CA, 94303-0943
Tel: (650)424-1267
Grades: 1 - 8 | 19 students
The fundamental tenet of the program is that students will learn to direct and manage their own learning.
The goal of the teacher with respect to the student is to create an environment that encourages the pursuit of excellence in all facets of a student’s work, to stimulate a sense of curiosity and a love of learning, and to encourage the development of independence and individual responsibility as well as a social conscience.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 1 - 8
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 19 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 22%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $1,605
Tuition Notes Monthly tuition stated is for a 9 hour day for students on a 12 month contract.
Admissions Director Jo Anne Camara

School Notes:

  • *Individualized Curriculum *Superior Academic Preparation *Cultivation of Gifts and Talents * Emphasis on Personal Values and Thinking Skills * Year-round, all-day, Montessori based Education for Ages 6-14.
  • Profile last updated: 07/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Eastside College Preparatory School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Headsup Child Development Center (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is International School Of The Peninsula (0.2 miles away)
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  • Palo Alto Headsup Child Development Center
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    2800 W Bayshore Rd
    Palo Alto , CA , 94303
    (925)485-5750
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    0  mi  |  242  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Palo Alto
    International School Of The Peninsula
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    151 Laura Lane
    Palo Alto , CA , 94303
    (650)251-8500
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    0.2  mi  |  573  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Palo Alto
    Eastside College Preparatory School
    (Nonsectarians)
    1041 Myrtle St
    Palo Alto , CA , 94303
    (650)688-0850
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.7  mi  |  251  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Palo Alto
    Hope Technology School
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    2525 E Bayshore Rd
    Palo Alto , CA , 94303
    (650)565-8391
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    0.8  mi  |  124  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Palo Alto
    St. Elizabeth Seton School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1095 Channing Ave
    Palo Alto , CA , 94301
    (650)326-9004
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  269  students  |  Gr.  K-9

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 25, 2014 - We love this school and our kids don''t want to leave at the end of the day. The teachers are passionate, the class sizes are small and the teaching is of a high standard. The best part is my kids (9 and 7) are empowered to take responsibility for their learning, something very unique that will help them in the future. Finally, worth mentioning the varied curriculum which includes a daily hour of sport, 3 hours of music, 3 hours of languages and 2 hours of art a week. - Posted by Parent

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