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Our Curriuculum and Philosophy

A hybrid approach to early childhood education

Highland Montessori is a beautiful little school nestled in a quiet neighborhood in San Mateo. Since 1982, Highland Montessori has provided a safe, nurturing, and engaging environment where each child is the educator and where teachers are guides through the process of discovery. In such an environment, we hope that each child can achieve his or her fullest potential and grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Highland Montessori offers a quality year-round preschool and kindergarten program for ages 2.5-6 in a loving and nurturing environment. At Highland Montessori, we are committed to spirited learning, growth, development, and fun. We empower our students to ask insightful questions, explore disciplinary boundaries, and confront conventional ways of thinking. We invite you to learn more about our curriculum and discover an education built for you.

Our curriculum at Highland Montessori places an emphasis on every aspect of student growth and development while meeting state requirements. We believe that there is not just one pedagogy, method, or philosophy that is best to teach children so we strive to offer an emergent and integrated approach for every developmental area.


Our qualified teachers allow us to offer a comfortable and inclusive educational environment, while our low student to teacher ratios ensure each student receives the individualized attention and support they need.

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