You’ve heard of Montessori schools in passing, but have you ever stopped to explore this innovative form of education? Before sending your child off to our private elementary school, we feel it’s best for parents to learn more about this effective pedagogical mode.
Montessori schools emphasize learning through all five senses, not just listening, watching, and reading. Our students are granted the opportunity to learn at their own pace, according to their own interests. Every day, your child will engage in a series of activities that peak their interests, rather than following a static lesson plan.
With campuses in San Jose, CA, Pleasanton, CA, and Palo Alto, CA, at HeadsUp Early Learning Institute, we strive to create an environment that embraces the principles of a Montessori school approach. Our instructors feel that learning should be an exciting process of discovery, which ultimately leads to concentration, motivation, and self-discipline. Keeping this in mind, our private elementary school curriculums for both our Emerson and Hacienda Schools, take on an entirely different approach to education than standard private and Catholic institutions.
Dr. Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, philosopher, and humanitarian. Not only was she the first woman to graduate from the University of Rome La Sapienza Medical School, but she’s also recognized as the very first female doctor in Italy. Above all else, Dr. Montessori made major contributions to the world of childhood education.
Dr. Maria Montessori was quoted as saying, "education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment." Keeping this in mind, our Montessori school provides all students with a wide variety of materials that are used to direct the interests of the individual and to nurture development.
To learn more about what our Montessori school programs have to offer, be sure to reach out to one of our friendly staff members. With private elementary schools and full infant day care programs in Palo Alto, Pleasanton, and San Jose, CA, we recommend parents request a tour of our campuses. Contact us today to get started. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is standing by to address your requests!
Kim earned her Preschool Montessori Certification from the Maria Montessori Institute in London.more
Linda is the director of Emerson School. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies...more
Jo Anne earned her master's degree while receiving her AMS Montessori training at the College of Notre ..more
Chuck Bernstein is the creator of the HeadsUp!® Approach to early learning and president of Early Learning Institute...more
Danielle holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She obtained her Montessori certificate...more
Imelda earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Philippines. She completed both...more