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Private Montessori Elementary School

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Fountainhead Montessori / Private Elementary School

Ages: 4.5 - 12 Years (Kindergarten - 6th Grade)
Campus: Dublin, CA
Programs: Transitional Elementary, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary Options: Before & After Care, Enrichment Programs

New Elementary Playground Coming Soon – View 3D Renderings »

Stimulate and develop your child's love for learning

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The academic and social mission of the Elementary program is to stimulate a child's love for learning by responding to the older child’s changing needs, abilities, and sensitivities. The tendency to explore, order the environment, to imagine and think in abstract terms moves the child towards independence. The boundaries for the older child’s environment are expanded both cognitively and abstractly. Students develop self-esteem and learn to think for themselves by becoming fully engaged in the process of their own learning: through the nurturing of lasting individual and community-oriented habits. Many children work beyond grade level on some subjects and at grade level on others. The Montessori method allows for this.

Our Elementary Montessori School features:

  • Carefully selected materials based on your child's age
  • Teaching that encourages independence
  • Detailed care, individualized for each child
  • Mixed age group classrooms to build confidence & self-esteem
  • Individualized programs programs for each child
  • Options for Before & After Care

Montessori Elementary School Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Second language Immersion
  • Language Arts
  • Cultural Subjects
  • Art Practice
  • Gardening
  • Music and Movement
  • Physical Education

Quality Teaching & Guidance

All teachers are constantly monitored to ensure quality interactions with children and staff, curriculum standards, and quality of the environment. Each campus has a site director who oversees day-to-day operations. Your may learn more about our programs and teachers firsthand by observing a classroom.

New Elementary Playground Coming Soon

Our new elementary playground is under construction and will be completed this Fall session, 2016. The 3D renderings provide an excellent visual of the playground on its way. We will also post photos upon completion.

Testimonials

If you want to see "authentic Montessori" in action, then visit any classroom at any of their five locations. You'll see children busily engaged with the colorful materials in the beautiful environment and you'll see teachers skillfully observing, preparing, and facilitating [...] Over the years, I have seen many a child thrive, blossom and transform after attending Fountainhead. It really does help create a lifelong love of learning in a child.
– Carolyn L., Facebook

We have had an excellent experience at Fountainhead. Through the three plus years of our child's attendance we feel our child has developed in so many wonderful ways. The fountainhead community is very caring and supportive [...]
– Lindsay M., Google+

I would just send my child here forever. But alas he's all grown up and we've moved him to Public School since that is why we bought a house here! This school has been the school of my dreams. Everything [I] wanted for my child. I would spend 15 mins at pick-up time just playing and soaking it all in. Amaaaaayzing teachers [...]
– L J., Yelp

Is Montessori right for my child?

Observe a class and see if Fountainhead is the best placement for your family. By observing a class you will get a feel for the environment and curriculum. Feel free toobserve multiple classrooms to make sure you have the best fit possible for your child.

Observe a Class

By observing a class you will get a feel for the environment and curriculum. Feel free to observe multiple classrooms to make sure you have the best fit possible for your child.

Observe a Class

Goals of the Classroom

Our classrooms, which we call the prepared environment, will allow your child a great deal of independence within a defined structure.

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Choosing the Right Class

Our teachers can offer invaluable guidance. We want your child to be happy and successful at Fountainhead, just as you do.

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About Our Staff

Ninety percent of our head teachers have over 10 years of Montessori classroom experience. They are loving, creative, respectful, and supportive educators.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have been teaching in the East Bay since 1972, and our programs and administration are extensive. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more useful information.