Willow Tree School

137 Payran Street,
Petaluma, CA, 94952-0949
     Tel: (707)763-2546
Grades: NS - K
The Willow Tree Montessori program combines the highest quality preschool care with a developmentally appropriate, educational curriculum based on the Montessori theory.
We hold as a priority, the development of children’s confidence through planned, success-oriented learning experiences and activities.
We believe parents are our partners in the education and discipline of the child and therefore recognize the importance of communication between school and parents.
It is our goal to offer a safe, reliable environment which will help children to develop a good attitude toward learning.
Children are keen observers and learn from watching others then trying to do the same.
Our school provides a warm, nurturing environment that allows children to explore a variety of activities and hands-on materials that are structured to meet their needs.
Keeping in mind that children develop at different rates, we also offer learning experiences at a variety of levels, so that children can feel successful and confident.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 45%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 22 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition is based number of hours/day and number of days/week attending. Contact our school for tuition rates.
% on Financial Aid 5%
Admissions Director Cherie Still
Admissions Associate Tanya Parish

School Notes:

Willow Tree School is a Montessori based preschool that provides children with a safe, nurturing environment and the ability to build a strong educational foundation. Through the guidance of trained teachers and a carefully prepared environment, we cultivate life skills, communication and self-confidence by our daily activities. At Willow Tree School, children are seen as individuals. Their individual learning styles are carefully integrated into our lesson planning and activities are structured to allow each child success. A variety of activities allows children to explore and make choices based on their developmental stages and personal interest. Willow Tree School is a place where your child can discover his or her natural desire to learn and experience the excitement that comes with being an active participant in the learning process. A child that is internally motivated by curiosity will carry with them the ability to continue learning through his entire life.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St Vincent De Paul High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Little Oaks Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little Oaks Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten (0.5 miles away)
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  • PetalumaLittle Oaks Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten
    Montessori School
    715 Petaluma Blvd N
    PetalumaCA94952
    (707)763-3235
    Montessori School
    0.5 mi | 6 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • PetalumaSt Vincent De Paul High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    849 Keokuk St
    PetalumaCA94952
    (707)763-1032
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.9 mi | 331 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PetalumaSt. Vincent Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    100 Howard Street
    PetalumaCA94952
    (707)762-6426
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.9 mi | 286 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • PetalumaSpring Hill Montessori
    Montessori School
    825 Middlefield Dr
    PetalumaCA94952
    (707)763-9222
    Montessori School
    1.4 mi | 40 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • PetalumaHarvest Christian School
      (Christian)
    3700 Lakeville Hwy Ste 210
    PetalumaCA94954
    (707)763-2954
      (Christian)
    2.5 mi | 146 students | Gr. KG-8                      

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