Rising Star Montessori

  • Rising Star Montessori School provides a high quality educational program for children based on the philosophy and methods developed by Maria Montessori.
  • In addition to our concern for the health and safety of the children, we emphasize a total education program.
  • Our academic excellence thrives in a warm, nurturing environment that promotes the self-esteem of each individual child.
  • We advocate global diversity by studying many cultures, embracing and respecting the people in our modern world. Our philosophy is based on the observations and writings of Dr. Maria Montessori who was a scientist, educator and the first woman to earn a medical degree in Italy.
  • Our curriculum instructs children in language arts, math, the interrelated study of life and physical sciences, history, culture, geography, the arts, and practical life skills.
  • We have integrated the Montessori methods and curriculum with traditional public and private school curricula.
  • Our school employs current research and theories in child development and educational methods.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1982
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$314
Summer Program Cost NotesWeekly programs that are theme based.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students85 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
62%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Rising Star Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$1,398
Tuition NotesPlease see our website for tuition costs.
Admissions DirectorSharon Djafaripour
Admissions AssociateCassie Shephard

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  • Berkeley
    Grades: K-8 | 105 students
    7.2 miles
    2722 Benvenue Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94705
    (510) 549-0605
    7.2 K-8
    105
  • Berkeley
    Grades: K-6 | 80 students
    7.6 miles
    2446 Mckinley Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94703
    (510) 841-7248
    7.6 K-6
    80
  • Alameda
    Children's Learning Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 65 students
    1.4 miles
    1910 Central Ave
    Alameda, CA 94501
    (510) 769-7100
    1.4 1-12
    65
  • Alameda
    Grades: PK-8 | 56 students
    2.8 miles
    1400 6th Street
    Alameda, CA 94501
    (510) 521-0595
    2.8 PK-8
    56
  • Alameda
    Grades: NS | 21 students
    1.5 miles
    3171 Mecartney Rd
    Alameda, CA 94502
    (510) 523-4080
    1.5 NS
    21

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