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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 306 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,950
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Rainbow Montessori ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
1976
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
24 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Dress code for K-5 students only

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Infant program is most expensive at $1950 monthly.
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Ballet & Hip Hop, Chess

Recreational Athletic Programs:
basketball, Soccer

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Rainbow Montessori cost?
Rainbow Montessori's tuition is approximately $1,950 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Rainbow Montessori?
The acceptance rate of Rainbow Montessori is 100%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
Does Rainbow Montessori offer a summer program?
Yes, Rainbow Montessori offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Rainbow Montessori offer?
Rainbow Montessori offers 2 interscholastic sports: Ballet and Dance.
What is Rainbow Montessori's ranking?
Rainbow Montessori ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Least expensive tuition and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Rainbow Montessori?
The application deadline for Rainbow Montessori is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 306 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,950
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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