The Montessori School of Ojai is a small, private school in Ojai California, serving infants through age 14. We provide the highest quality Montessori education with a strong emphasis on academics. Our unique environment enhances self-esteem and develops a strong sense of individual responsibility and community. The Montessori curriculum is enhanced with Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education, Garden, Sign Language and Science. Child care is available before and after school and on most holidays and breaks. “The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.”
– Maria Montessori (1870-1952) Read more about Montessori
We believe in working together in a spirit of cooperation, seeking to cultivate and express that which is excellent in each child. Intellectual curiosity and a spirit of inquiry are the activating factors in the educational process. Participation in school community builds caring and responsible individuals, promoting lives of integrity, awareness, and purpose. Read more about MSO
MSO early childhood classrooms optimize each child’s potential from infancy through toddler, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten. Children between the age of birth and six possess an “absorbent mind,” an almost genius capacity for mental absorption. Application of the Montessori philosophy and the specifically designed equipment aids each child’s ability.
Our elementary program focuses on developing the whole child through curriculum designed specifically to meet the needs of children kindergarten through fifth grade and help develop a life-long love of learning. Our students benefit from small classes and individualized lesson plans. This is an educational experience much different than the traditional model.
As children journey into the wonderful era of adolescence, our middle school offers a unique educational alternative that fosters intellectual, physical, and emotional development and allows them to achieve academic and leadership excellence, emphasizing respect and compassion toward others amid a setting of great natural beauty and immense learning potential.