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About Our School

The Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate, founded by the late Dr. Ursula Thrush in 1972, is designed for children from toddler through elementary school age. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy, the school offers programs designed to nurture the physical, social, cognitive and emotional development of each student.

Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate is an AMI School.

In association with International Montessori Society (IMS) & NAMTA.

Coming Events

  • May 30, 2016Memorial Day (No School)
  • June 10, 2016Last Day of Preschool School (End of Academic School Year)
  • June 27, 2016Summer School
  • July 4, 2016Independence Day (No School)
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Educational Programs

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The Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate is a Non-Profit Corporation, which provides three levels of Montessori education as well as Daycare. All programs are offered 5 days a week:

Serving Children 2.5 to 6 years old

Preschool Program
Half Time Sessions 9 am –  12 pm (Summer Only)

Pre K
Full Day Session 9 am – 3 pm

Daycare
Before School Session
7:30 – 9 am

After School Session
3 pm – 6 pm

Goals of a Montessori Education

  • To stimulate the growth of the total child.
  • To provide a warm and accepting environment in which each child feels secure, respected and loved.
  • To provide and enriched, stimulating environment with safe limits within which the child is an active explorer and learner.
  • To encourage the child to become self-directed.
  • To provide a framework of discipline through which a child can develop self-discipline and personal strength.
  • To develop creativity and a positive self-image.
  • To provide a cross-cultural environment in which the foundations of global peace may be laid.

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