Growing Light Montessori

52 Arlington Ave,
Berkeley, CA, 94707-0947
Tel: (510)527-1278
Grades: NS - PK | 55 students
The Montessori Family School was established in 1981 to provide a licensed and comprehensive Montessori program for East Bay families.
Our mission is to create a relevant Montessori curriculum that provides students with a solid basis for coping with the academic and social challenges they will encounter in the future.
MFS is an authentic Montessori school that nurtures the individual learning style of each student while maintaining standards of academic excellence.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Prekindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 55 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Tilden Preparatory School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Jerome Catholic School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Step One School (1.1 miles away)
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  • El Cerrito St. Jerome Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    320 San Carlos Ave
    El Cerrito , CA , 94530
    (510)525-9484
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  220  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Berkeley Step One School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    499 Spruce Street
    Berkeley , CA , 94708
    (510)527-9021
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.1  mi  |  119  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • El Cerrito Prospect Sierra School
    (Nonsectarians)
    960 Avis Drive/2060 Tapscott Ave.
    El Cerrito , CA , 94530
    (510)236-5800
    (Nonsectarians)
    1.3  mi  |  470  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • El Cerrito
    St. John The Baptist
    (Roman Catholic)
    11156 San Pablo Ave
    El Cerrito , CA , 94530
    (510)234-2244
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.8  mi  |  265  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Albany Tilden Preparatory School
    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    1231 Solano Ave
    Albany , CA , 94706
    (510)525-5506
    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    1.8  mi  |  53  students  |  Gr.  6-12

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