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300 Quinterra Lane
Danville, CA 94526

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(925) 855-5100
(925) 820-6713
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November 15, 2015
Montair is a very special school. I am proud to have a teaching position there. I have worked at other school sites previously, and have never seen anything that compares to it. Montair exudes balance, warmth, and inclusion. In addition to general education classes for K-5, we have various programs for children of diverse needs (TK, SDC, ATP). This instills a natural feeling of acceptance on campus among students and staff; a view that we are all unique and we honor and respect that about each other. The teachers play an integral part in nurturing this inclusion. The school also maintains programs like garden curriculum, art history/instruction, healthy eating education, and drama thanks to the parent donations and volunteers. This is unusual to find in elementary schools these days. It shows that Montair cherishes the idea of the whole child regardless of cost and test scores. Parents are down to earth, grounded individuals who most importantly want their children to be happy and engaged. Teachers deliver high quality academics while recognizing kids are kids, and nurturing them socially as well. As stated before, Montair is a special place. It is heartbreaking when individuals defame the school publically and anonymously, clearly omitting other sides or information, and doing so for personal reasons. The bottom line is Montair is not perfect. No school is. Not everyone can be happy. There will always be those few who find or encounter faults. Ultimately, Montair is truly special in that it provides an environment for kids where they feel safe, happy, and engaged. There is work that goes into that. I’m proud to be part of that work. Many other members of the community are proud as well.

- submitted by a teacher

October 17, 2015
Disappointed in school. Matters could have been delt with better. I wish I had read the previous post prior to sending my children tho this school. Sick to my stomach to what a teacher said to my child.

- submitted by a parent
Grateful to: Staff member
October 17, 2015
The office personal was very helpful and kind. The were efficient in filing paperwork quickly.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
October 17, 2015
Some teachers are good. We just had a really bad teacher for out daughter. I would send out a email to the parents about a specific teachers behavior.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Too much
October 17, 2015
Children should have a fair amount of playtime after school. The homework load could be less.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
October 17, 2015
Not at all. My daughters teacher bullied her. She said words that I cannot even believe a teacher would say to a child.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Neutral
October 17, 2015
The child should not respect a teacher who is being mentally abusive to a child.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Neutral
October 17, 2015
Teacher was not patient. She could have addressed a issue in a very different way.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
October 17, 2015
One teacher was dishonest. She lied about an incident that had occurred. Sick to my stomach that a teacher would do such a thing.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2015
I am so disappointed in my experience with what could be a fabulous school! Perhaps it is not the school but the "community" and it's total lack of culture. I have one child who has went on to middle school and one still there. She is a delightful child. Has won student of the month more than once and on the receiving end of "pride slips" weekly. She is not invited to birthday parties and included in extracurricular events and treated differently than other children. As a parent I have never witnessed adult parents behave in such a click~ish in my life. I can not believe that there are even still schools in the Bay Area that lack so much cultural diversity .

- submitted by a community member

March 17, 2015
Not a good school due to bad former principle who I think left either in 2013 or 2014. I think she was pushed out and not coming back based on what I had heard from other parents and one teachers. I had to contact the school district to complain that she was unresponsive and she retaliated by making me look like a bad parent. I couldn't prove it so I just let it go. took son to another school and we are very happy now with his education. ( No thanks to Montair ).

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Montair. Dedicated teachers, involved parents, and community atmosphere. The foundation and PTA are terrific and help to fund Music, Science, Computer class, Art, ...... plus a paid assistant for most all classes.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2007
Matt Hermann is a true leader ! he takes pride and ownership in Montair -- he believes in his students and works very well with parents. What's great is that he runs and manages the school.....the parents do not ! We are so pleased with Montair - it's a great community for our daughter to be in- - we're very lucky !

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2006
Wonderful, dedicated teachers and principal. Lovely updated school.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2006
We just love Montair. I am especially impressed with the school's strategy of involving parent volunteers and High school helpers ( san Ramon High school girls come and volunteer at least one hour everyday ). The kids look forward to them and they are being considered as positive role models. So for most activities the adult to child ratio becomes 5:1 and the kids benefit from this close supervision and guidance. They have music, PE , gardening, library and computers...my daughter loves all these activities. My daughter's teacher is very organised;always prepared and totally clued in to the exact strenghths and areas of improvement of each child. Very strong parent community. Lots of social activities like carnivals, valentine dance, live auctions etc. Overall a very safe, friendly environment. They have a great balance of academics and extra co-curricular activities. The school staff is very very warm and friendly.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2006
Principal Matt Herman is as good as there is. He works unbelievably hard, and at any level - whatever needs to be done. His leadership is reflected throughout a sensational school.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2005
My two children who are current students at Montair, continue to have a very positive and enriching learning experience. My son's current 5th grade teacher is very talented and creative, and is quite skillful in encouraging children of varying abilities--from the highly gifted to those who struggle a bit--to perform to their very best in her class. My younger son, has a very warm and caring teacher, who has really helped my son- who tends to be quiet in class, to blossom and excel in Math. There are about 500 students in this school, and the principal knows every single student and calls them by name!! The teachers are very good and the parents are quite suppportive as well. I am very happy with Montair-my children are really enjoying their experience in this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2004
Our experience at Montair was so bad our son begged not to attend. His teacher made it clear that she did not like boys, concentrated her attention on a few select girls and ignored the rest of the class. She was late at least 2 days a week and completely unprepared when she did finally show up. When we requested that our son be moved to another class the principal stated that it was impossible because 'then everyone would want to be in a class with a good teacher'. We have left the area and are finally in an outstanding school with enthusiatic teachers and an involved principal...what a change!

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2004
Great school. Teachers go out of their way to get to know students to and help each student succeed.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2003
The atmosphere, environment, students, and teachers are excellent. This school is truly a 'neighborhood' school.

- submitted by a community member
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Montair Elementary School
300 Quinterra Lane, Danville, CA  94526
(925) 855-5100
Last modified Montair Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Montair Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top