Montessori School in Fremont, CA - 1901 Washington Boulevard

The Montessori Children’s House plants the seeds for a lifetime of learning for children 18-months to 6-years of age.

We pride ourselves in hiring only the most qualified Montessori teachers and using Montessori-approved materials that are handmade and imported from Europe. Beyond that, we strictly adhere to the principles and doctrines set forth by Dr. Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori method.

“When a child is given a little leeway, he will at once shout, ’I want to do it!’ But in our schools, which have an environment adapted to children’s needs, they say, ‘Help me to do it alone.’”

- Dr. Maria Montessori PhD.

The Montessori method is based on the belief that children are born full of potential.

Dr. Montessori's teaching method is designed to harness their innate potential, and allow children to take charge of their education in a variety of areas.

Three key areas are:


At the Montessori Children’s House, older children develop leadership skills by assisting their younger classmates. The younger children model the successful behavior of the older child, and will pass on their knowledge to future classmates. All students benefit enormously by learning new material and how to work with people of different ages.

Practical Life

Montessori children learn skills that go beyond academic growth and lay the foundation for practical work. While children delight in the activities of polishing, washing, tying shoes, or preparing foods, they develop their hand-eye coordination and become independent in selfcare.

Sensory Perception

The Montessori Children’s House uses sensorial materials to help children distinguish the differences of size, weight, texture, sound, color, and shape. These materials allow them to develop their senses through personal discovery. On such material is the famous Montessori sandpaper letters, which children trace with their fingers to feel the “shape” of each letter.

Other key areas include Language, Mathematics, and Cultural Activities.

The Montessori Children’s House is accepting new enrollment.

Please contact us to schedule a school tour. We welcome all children regardless of race, religion, or national origin.

Our programs are suited for children aged 18 months to 6 years. For the convenience of our parents, we offer childcare before and after school for which we are licensed by the State of California.

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The Montessori History

In September 1974, Montessori teachers Cynthia Leahy and Naseem Meer held the first Montessori preschool class. It was held in a rented classroom at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fremont, CA.

What started in a single classroom has grown to eight locations throughout the East Bay. Our schools have overseen the education of over 5,000 children. We employ over 100 people and care for over 500 students.


The children in this photo of a Montessori classroom are now in their forties. They include a physician, two attorneys, six engineers, a real estate executive, and a college professor.

Today, Montessori schools continue to set children up for a lifetime of success.