Rainbow Montessori

  • Montessori is a philosophy and method of education which emphasizes the potential of the very young child, and which develops his potential by utilizing specially trained teachers and special teaching materials.
  • Montessori education recognizes in the child a natural curiosity and desire to learn, while Montessori materials awaken this desire and channel his curiosity into a learning experience which the child enjoys.
  • Montessori materials help the child to understand what he learns, by associating an abstract concept with a concrete sensorial experience.
  • In this manner, Montessori is actually learning and not just memorizing.
  • The Montessori Method stresses that children learn and progress at their own pace.
  • Fast learners are not held back, and slow learners are not frustrated by their inability to keep up.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-6

Student Body

Total Students 892 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Rainbow Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
National avg.: 13:1

School Notes

  • Founded in 1976, Rainbow Montessori began on a small school site in Campbell. Operations expanded over the years to include six more small school sites located across the South Bay Area. In the mid-80's, those seven small schools were consolidated into three larger schools, which were eventually consolidated into the current site, located on the former campus of Sunnyvale High School. Our current site affords us the space to provide care and education for over 900 children, ranging in age from six weeks to 12 years. The Montessori program is utilized in all preschool, kindergarten, and elementary classrooms.

Profile last updated: 01/13/2016

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