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.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students977 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Rainbow Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio38:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Campbell
    Grades: PK-8 | 163 students
    7.5 miles
    90 E Latimer Avenue
    Campbell, CA 95008
    (408)370-3073
    7.5 PK-8
    163
  • San Jose
    Grades: NS-K | 95 students
    10.4 miles
    1170 Foxworthy Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95118
    (408)723-5140
    10.4 NS-K
    95
  • Saratoga
    Grades: PK-8 | 318 students
    8.1 miles
    13601 Saratoga Ave.
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    (408)867-3785
    8.1 PK-8
    318
  • Atascadero
    Grades: PK-6 | 128 students
    149.5 miles
    3025 Monterey Rd
    Atascadero, CA 93422
    (805)466-5068
    149.5 PK-6
    128
  • Berkeley
    Grades: PK-8 | 296 students
    36.6 miles
    1310 University Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94702
    (510)665-8800
    36.6 PK-8
    296

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