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Montessori American School

Private | K | 96 students

Our school is best known for the individual attention that each student receives
 
 

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $278,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,200.

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Posted November 4, 2011

The Montessori American School is the best investment you will ever make for your child. The children learn in a loving, nurturing environment led by an amazing director and dedicated teachers that enable them to learn in a stress free environment. In addition to to the Montessori materials there are extra classes that can help your child develop. There are yoga, Spanish, music and my personal favorite, art. My daughter was exposed to artwork starting from the cave paintings all the way through the impressionists. Imagine going to an art museum and your child knowing about the artist, their works and their style. My daughter was a student at this wonderful school for 31/2 years. Now in first grade she is thriving academically far exceeding the standards for an entering first grader. Her teacher gave her the tools to succeed and the self confidence to be an inquisitive learner. If they had a first grade she would still be there!! I recommend this school to any parent who is looking for an exceptional place for their child to be challenged, nurtured and overall be a happy child. Thank you Montessori American!!!! Fall 2011
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Posted June 11, 2009

This school is great my son just finished kindergarten here. He is reading, and writing. He is also doing division. All of the teachers are very nice and attentive to the students needs. He has been here since kindergarten. I highly recommend this scool!
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Posted June 10, 2009

The teaching is second to none! Teachers are caring and committed to their students. This is truly a Montessori school and follows the principles and theories very closely. My only 'complaint' is that there are not many opportunities for parents to get to know each other and participate in school activities (no holiday performances, etc). However, the growth I've seen in my son's learning and development makes it well worth it!
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Posted August 15, 2005

A great learning environment for my kindergartener! Because of the direction my daughter received from her teachers, she is now an advanced learner. The spanish program is wonderful as well.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 58% 52%
White 32% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Best of Chula Vista in Preschool category (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 5:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Edith Gruener
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • www.montessoriamerican.com/contact.html
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • AMS
  • Other Montessori
Fax number
  • (619) 422-5528

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Present special topics during curricular units
More from this school
  • We strive to create a nurturing and loving Montessori educational environment, where your child can maximize his potential. Children learn at their own pace. They learn concepts in math, language, science, and geography through manipulative activities. Math, art, and Spanish complement our program. Our teachers understand the needs of the individual child. We are committed to academic excellence, caring and the enjoyment of learning. We provide a program for children ages 2 - 6.
School leaders can update this information here.

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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
96
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
96

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.
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3604 Bonita Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Phone: (619) 422-1220

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