Encouraging children to achieve great things through the wonderful path of learning

Fun Way to Learn


Our Montessori approach provides wonderful experiences to children while learning. For example, going outside to learn about insects and environment is far more exciting than reading or looking at them in books only. The activities children do in the classroom encourage their love for learning while gauging their real interest and passion.

Social Development


The Del Mar Montessori Method understands that children are in the heights of their social development in the elementary years. Our curriculum, activities, and programs are aimed to let students socialize, resolves conflicts peacefully and discuss and share ideas and feelings. These way different types of learners learn to be leaders and team players.

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Our teaching methodology is based on the learner-directed activities, hands-on learning, and cooperative play. Children are given “work” in groups or individually depending on their passion in order for them to discover and explore knowledge on their own pace.Through our set of curriculum and activities, Montessori students learn to think critically and work cooperatively with self-confidence.


We focus on activities that let children use all their senses. We create a program of sensory activities that really build the child’s brainpower. We let the students explore their learning environment at their own pace and will. By doing this, each learner developed a sense of independence and self-confidence at an early age while learning.



In the Montessori Method, children with different ages can share and interact with the same classroom. Our classrooms are tailored this way to facilitate different levels of interaction and communication among learners. They are very carefully designed to accommodate different types and levels of learning and to provide the ideal environment suited to each individual learning style.

All our classrooms are multi-age and child-focused environment that offers interactive learning through the child’s active, productive and gratifying work.



We take pride in the unique curriculum and materials we used in teaching. They are specially designed to introduce the student to specific skills and concepts.

All the Montessori learning materials that the children need are stored on reachable and easy-accessed shelves. The child can freely choose the materials he likes to work on. Some materials include child-sized and child-friendly household things, developmentally appropriate items, and all genres of children’s books.


We have been providing a Montessori elementary education near Carmel Valley since 1985. Our years of experience in this industry taught us how to deal with the changing tides of learning. As time passes different learning and teaching methods must be developed and integrated into our program.

But we do the integration and innovation without actually breaking away from the original teaching principles and methodology of Montessori approach while implementing its core values.



We employ properly trained Montessori teachers that work as a guide or a facilitator of the class. They are responsible for creating a well-prepared environment and atmosphere in the classroom. Their own and unique program of activities are designed to move students from one activity to the next depending on every child’s phase and participation.

Our teachers know that they need to somehow step back and act as a guide while the children are working on their activities allowing them to fully learn the Montessori way.

“Hello Guys, This is Ismael, one of your former students. I just wanted to contact you to tell you how grateful I am to you all for the perspective you’ve given me on life in general… I miss the school terribly and I am so glad to see that it is still flourishing and evolving. Thanks to you, I have found the courage to try my luck with music (by the way, I’m still studying) … Thank you  for everything, really, I hope the school keeps on going and continues sending the good vibes and teaching our youth.”

– Ismael J.

“Del Mar Montessori was my child’s second home for 7 years. When he entered middle school I was worried that maybe he wouldn’t be ready. He had attended such a different school than I had. He tested very well and went into honors classes. He brought home straight A’s and said it is the easiest thing ever. We did make the right choice for our youngest child. The school is an amazing place.”

– Jackie H.

“When our children entered Del Mar Montessori it was to have fun for a year and then go public. We stayed for 8 years and never regretted one minute of it. Both of our girls have been at the top of their high schools. But there is something even more important, they approach everything in life with such a clear and keen interest and have profound respect for so many people and things. You honestly can not do better.”

– Amy Z.

Safe and Positive


At Del Mar Montessori School we believe that children learn best when they feel safe and comfortable in their learning environment. That is why we provide a safe classroom environment where young learners feel physically, emotionally, and socially comfortable to roam around. They must feel that they can be themselves so as to facilitate their learning effectively.
If you are planning for a Montessori school for your child, Del Mar Montessori School is your best choice.

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