The brand new Main Street Montessori School held a gala Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting event on Thursday evening, October 4, with Mayor Jose Esteves, Montessori School officials, Chamber of Commerce officers, parents, students and guests.
The new educational facility can accommodate up to 72 students from preschool through kindergarten age, ranging from 2.5 to six years old in two classrooms, according to Director Monica Lalanne.
"Main Street Montessori is currently enrolling new students", she said. She added that regular, vegetarian, and Indian lunches are available, or that students may bring their own lunches.
This marks the third Milpitas Montessori school for owner and past Milpitas Rotary Club President Colleen Noll. Calaveras Montessori has 48 students and Crescent Montessori has over 100 students. Lalanne says there are waiting lists for openings in these schools.
The Montessori Method allows children to pursue their own self-paced curriculum and learning takes place individually or in small groups. It develops the whole personality of the child, not merely through his intellectual faculties but also to become a self-directed, self-disciplined person, as described in their literature.
Studies include language, sensorial, mathematics, practical life, cultural, and art at the age levels of the students.
Main Street Montessori will be presenting a Halloween Festival on Sunday, October 21st from 10 am to 2 pm for children from 2.5 to six years old at 630 S. Main Street with a jump house, pumpkin walk, face painting, games, prizes and more. For information call 408-586-8643.