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Brighter Days Montessori School

Private | K | 30 students


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Posted June 9, 2011

I have had two children attend Brighter Days from age 2 1/2 to 6 years old, and it was worth every penny we spent to send them. The teachers and staff have given my children both the confidence and ability to become caring and contributing young people. They foster and guide curiosity and wonder at the world around us. They show the children how to be tolerant and encouraging of others and extend the values we strive to teach at home. Every child is treated with respect, patience and love. I would keep my children there until High School graduation if it were possible!
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Posted April 18, 2011

I highly recommended Brighter Days. The caring principal and loving staffs are priceless. They recognized my children's needs and capabilities. They tended my twins academically and emotionally. I give them all the credit for my children's doing well in a magnet program in a public school nearby. It's been three years since the girls graduated and I am still so very grateful to everyone at Brighter Days.
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Posted November 29, 2010

The most loving, caring school a parent of a preschooler could hope for. Close knit community, and teachers that dole out a seemingly endless supply of care and attention to their students.
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Posted July 11, 2010

I highly recommend Brighter Days. This school has heart and smarts. My son felt truely loved by every teacher at this school which was very comforting to me, and he also learned some very foundational skills both socially and academically that will provide a great foundation for the years to come. The teachers bring more than a spark to this school....they get these kids fired up about learning!
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Posted May 5, 2010

I had my son in another school school last year and the difference in him is amazing! He has learned so much and has grown socially. The teachers are always involved with the children and genuinely care about each child's welfare. I can't say enough about how great this school is!
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Posted February 4, 2010

As a parent, I cannot recommend Brighter Days. I was very concerned by the fact that every time I dropped by the school (except for the normal dismissal time) teachers seemed to be ignoring their students and either talking amongst themselves or using their cell phones. I have since enrolled my children in a different Montessori school in the South Bay and am now very happy with the nurturing environment there.
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Posted August 6, 2009

Brighter Days Montessori provides an environment enriched with so much love and caring that it cultivates the love for friendship, growth, and learning. I could not have found a better place for my children. I know this is the best investment I will ever make.
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Posted March 14, 2009

My children went to Brighter Days. They excelled so much from the most loving and caring environment. It is the best place for my children.
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Posted November 12, 2008

Very happy with the nurturing environment at Brighter Days. My daughter is learning much more than I ever thought possible for a pre-schooler, and she loves it!
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Posted November 17, 2006

Brighter Days is such a loving and caring environment. The teachers really show enthusiasm for their job.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 2, 2006

My daughter loved going to school and loved her teacher. It was a wonderful experience,
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 26%
Asian or Pacific Islander 16% 11%
Hispanic 16% 52%
Two or more races 13% 3%
Black 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. carrie concha
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian
  • AMS


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  • Montessori


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  • Library
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1903 Summerland Street
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Phone: (310) 831-2600


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