Montessori Family School

  • Since 1981, MFS has provided an authentic Montessori education, serving up to 150 children in grades Preschool-8th Grade.
  • Our classrooms offer a challenging curriculum that supports hands-on learning, self-expression, independence, and reflective self-evaluation in a beautiful, harmonious environment.Our program emphasizes personal growth, academic accomplishment, and intellectual curiosity. Children learn that they are part of a larger, diverse society in which skills of cooperation and collaboration are critical for success.
  • Students learn independence and responsibility and leave MFS ready for the challenges and opportunities that await them in high school and in life.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1981

Student Body

Total Students135 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeMontessori Family School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average SAT score1470

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorYvette Cashmere
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • El Cerrito
    Grades: K-8 | 474 students
    1 miles
    960 Avis Drive/2060 Tapscott Ave.
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
    (510)236-5800
    1 K-8
    474
  • Dublin
    The Quarry Lane School
    The Quarry Lane School Photo - Our state-of-the-art gymnasium is used for Physical Education classes, as well as hosting a variety of sports, including Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton and Futsal.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 1031 students
    28.7 miles
    6363 Tassajara Rd.
    Dublin, CA 94568
    (925)829-8000
    28.7 PK-12
    1031
  • Fremont
    Alsion Middle/high School
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    Montessori School
    Grades: 7-12 | 73 students
    33.2 miles
    750 Witherly Ln
    Fremont, CA 94539
    (510)445-1127
    33.2 7-12
    73
  • Los Altos
    Grades: K-12 | 595 students
    40.8 miles
    327 Fremont Ave
    Los Altos, CA 94024
    (650)209-3050
    40.8 K-12
    595
  • San Mateo
    Grades: 6-12 | 558 students
    25.9 miles
    400 Uplands Drive
    San Mateo, CA 94010
    (650)342-4175
    25.9 6-12
    558

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