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Milpitas Montessori School

Private | PK-2 | 100 students

friendly, safe, and nurturing environment with a stimulating curriculum.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $400,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,630.

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Posted April 29, 2014

Our 4 year old daughter is taking Pre-K in Montessori and we are very satisfied with her progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

We are on our second son attending pre-school here and we've had a great experience. As others have noted, Miss Hazel does a wonderful job of planning and administering, and she is unfailingly upbeat and pleasant, even when she has good reason not to be. Miss Chi has been the teacher for both our sons and she has been great. We've yet to have the parent-teacher conference for son #3 this year, but the one we had for son #2 (son #1 attended a different pre-school) a few years ago I thought at the time was the most thorough and thoughtful parent-teacher conference we'd had for either of our sons. Too, Ms. Chi has always been available for on-the-spot discussion of my sons' progress. The classroom assistants are good too: patient and solicitous with the children. And there are a lot of them, so you can be sure your little one is getting plenty of attention. There have been a variety of fun activities and field trips to augment the regular school program. I've been recommending this school to parents for a few years now, and I hope my (and the other) positive reviews here can bring it to the attention of a wider audience.
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Posted April 29, 2014

My daughter loves this school. Ms Hazel is very organized and proficient. Pre-school teachers are very warm and loving, at the same time they are working with kids. This school has one of the best extracurricular activities planned. Ms Kunche (Grade 1-2) is one of the best teachers I have known. She worked with my son and he still remembers her after 12 years!!
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Posted April 28, 2014

My kid has been going to Milpitas Montessori from pre-K to 2nd grade. Needless to say, we like the school very much. The teachers are great and the school environment is very cordial and warm. The principal Ms. Hazel is a good administrator and plans things well. All the main teachers are very good. For kids staying after school, the help given for doing homework could be improved. They do good activities though. I am happy with this school.
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Posted April 28, 2014

I really like this school for my son. The Teachers are very nice and patient with the kids. The director is warm and friendly. My son went to a 1 week trial period before we enrolled him. He loved it. We didn't have to deal with separation anxiety.
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Posted April 28, 2014

Milpitas Montessori is a very excellent school. My daughter was there from preschool to Kindergarten. And now my son is in the Kindergarten, he was also there from preschool. You can trust the school and teachers. All the teachers are very loving and kind. They are very experienced and they care about the children. The School staffs are very professional and helpful. The curriculum is very good. They have good facilities and I especially like their big tree shaded playground.I am very happy that I found this one.
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Posted April 28, 2014

Montessori schools have a proven method of teaching to expand your child's interests. Aside from low pupil to teacher ratios, I was glad to that Milpitas Montessori caters to children second grade and under; I feel that this makes the environment safer for my child.
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Posted April 28, 2014

This school is great. I knew as soon as I visited. The other schools we visited felt like the staff was there to babysit. Not here. My son absolutely adores Ms. Chi and Ms. Venny. They are so kind and friendly. They even heat my sons lunch for him every day! Ms Hazel, the director is so organized and detail oriented. She is in constant communication with the parents. We're so glad we found Milpitas Montessori!
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Posted April 28, 2014

I absolutely vouch for the extremely helpful teachers and administrators of this school. My daughter has been going there for 3 years now and is in kindergarten. In between we did make a switch as we moved into a new location, but in no time had to come back to Milpitas Montessori for the tremendous support and quality of education my daughter gets here. We drive 17 miles from home and 6 miles from work to take our daughter here now. Things I love other than the quality of education; - they warm up kids lunch, teachers really bond 1:1 with the child, extra curricular classes, art work, discipline and the respectful families that associate with this school. My daughter does not seem to get bored and I hear her bragging about her teachers all the time. She comes home with something new and exciting to tell us every day. Milpitas Montessori gives that peace of mind that most parents look for in a school. I know my daughter is in good hands and in a few months my son will be ready to join the pre-school class too.
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Posted April 28, 2014

We love Milpitas Montessori! The principal, teachers and staff are really great and wonderful, and the individualized learning really do make a difference. They provide a safe and fun environment for the kids also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

I love this school. But most important our son loves going here. Great teachers, warm and fun.
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Posted April 27, 2014

This is a wonderful school with a friendly and helpful staff, this is my sons first school and they welcomed him with so much love and care, we love it!
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Posted April 26, 2014

Excellent school with wonderful staff. My son is attending preschool here and he loves it. We're so amazed with his progress. The teachers and staff are very attentive and there are so many different projects to choose from, so that the kids stay interested and motivated to learn. We looked at many different Montessori schools in the area before selecting this one and are so happy with it. The director Hazel is awesome.
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Posted April 25, 2014

Its a great school with wonderful personal attention to individual kids. Started my daughter at 3 years and completing 2nd grade now.
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Posted April 25, 2014

My son has been going to Milpitas Montessori School since he was 3 1/2 years school. We absolutely love the way they treat the kids with care and affection. Their teaching methods have been exemplary. There is one-on-one attention to every student. Besides the academics, I see tremendous improvement in my son's social skills.
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Posted April 25, 2014

Fantastic school, my daughter loves it and teachers are good.. the principle is very nice. Very balanced... they have only up-to 2nd grade.. should have up-to 5th, hopefully in the future !
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Posted April 25, 2014

It's an amazing school my daughter looks forward to go to school everyday . Teachers are really nice and understanding . Happy to make the right decision and enroll my daughter here.
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Posted April 25, 2014

Awesome , with good administration and dedicated teachers! They were responsive and accomodate specific needs.
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Posted April 25, 2014

My child's school, Milpitas Montessori, is fantastic. The teachers are so kind and the kids enjoy being there and learning. Hazel, the school director is so sweet and understanding. And always a smile.
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Posted April 25, 2014

We are extremely satisfied with Milpitas Montessori. The staff is the best: highly experienced, motivated, energetic and attentive. We enrolled both our daughters with MM (starting at pre-K), and we were more than happy with the results. We are very focused on both our daughter's growth and development (academically & socially), and we found MM to be an ideal place where they can learn, explore and engage in a positive manner with peers and staff. The staff is very caring, and they go the extra mile to ensure all kids are provided the attention and guidance to be well-mannered, well-educated kids. We highly recommend Milpitas Montessori to all parents, especially starting at the pre-K level.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 75% 11%
White 19% 26%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Tagalog
Vietnamese
Hindi
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Special education / special needs

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

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Hazel Durante
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
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
  • (408) 263-0991

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Internet access
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
More from this school
  • We have been voted one of the Best in Milpitas in the categories of Best Private School, Best Preschool, and Best Day Care.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.
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1500 Yosemite Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
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Phone: (408) 263-0991

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