Santa Clara Montessori, established in 2014 by Katie Gu, embodies the Montessori philosophy's core values. Our journey began with a vision to create a nurturing educational environment, deeply rooted in the Montessori Method. Over the years, we've grown into a cornerstone of the Santa Clara community, dedicated to fostering independent, creative, and well-rounded individuals. Our commitment to excellence in early childhood education is reflected in every aspect of our school, from our curriculum to our dedicated staff.
At the heart of Santa Clara Montessori is our commitment to the Montessori Method, emphasizing holistic, child-centered learning. We believe in nurturing each child's natural curiosity and fostering a lifelong love for learning. Our educational approach combines academic rigor with practical life skills, encouraging children to become independent, confident, and compassionate individuals. This philosophy extends beyond the classroom, preparing our students for success in all areas of life.
Katie Gu, founder and visionary of Santa Clara Montessori, brings a wealth of experience and passion to our school. With over 25 years in Montessori education, both in South Korea and the US, Katie's expertise and dedication are the driving forces behind our success. Her approach to education is deeply influenced by the Montessori philosophy, focusing on creating a supportive, engaging, and inclusive environment where each child can discover their unique talents and abilities.
Our facilities at Santa Clara Montessori are meticulously designed to enhance the learning experience. Each classroom is a microcosm of discovery, equipped with Montessori materials that encourage exploration and growth. Our outdoor spaces provide a natural setting for learning about the environment, while our indoor areas are tailored for creativity and collaboration. We take pride in creating a safe, welcoming, and stimulating environment that reflects our commitment to educational excellence.
At Santa Clara Montessori, the safety and well-being of our students are our top priorities. We adhere to comprehensive safety protocols, ensuring a secure and healthy learning environment. Our staff is extensively trained in safety procedures, health standards, and emergency preparedness. We are committed to providing nutritious, balanced meals and fostering physical activity, ensuring that our students' physical and mental health are nurtured alongside their academic growth.