Rainbow Montessori School primarily follows the methods developed by Maria Montessori in the early 1900’s. However, we incorporate current child development techniques into our curriculum as well. Maria Montessori was the first woman to receive a medical degree from an Italian University. Her work as a doctor led her to the understanding of children’s needs and to the development of a curriculum to answer
We are affiliated with the (AMS) American Montessori Society. The organization provides regular educational consultations. We are licensed by the State of California Social Service Department as well as the Department of Education. Evaluators visit our school regularly to ensure our compliance with all regulations.
Each class has a certified Montessori teacher and additional staff that meet or exceed student/teacher ratios. All teachers hold credentials in education. The director is also Montessori certified, holds her educational credentials and has been working in early childhood development since 1984.
I taught at Monta Vista High School for 39 years. Right now I am a substitute and coach at The Athenian School. Christy has great friends and wonderful care givers at Rainbow School. Miss Sima is a FANTASTIC TEACHER! She has done an outstanding job of teaching Christy. Why would I send Christy to a new teacher who won’t get to really know Christy and her abilities for a month or two? I took Christy to Muirwood for a revisit to get her ready for next years transition. Christy got to play with the other kindergarteners at recess. I noticed a big difference between the Rainbow Children and the public School children – the Rainbow School Children have ore confidence, self assurance and poise. Plus, Christy is getting some Mandarin lessons at Rainbow School.Randy Knudson