Montessori School in Milpitas, CA

We offer more than basic child care. Our toddler, preschool, and kindergarten programs plant the seeds for a lifetime of learning.

By enrolling your child in a Montessori school, you give them the advantage of a lifelong love for learning. From day one, your child will be immersed in a prepared environment that will hone their innate curiosity. They will self-direct their studies and projects, with guidance from teachers only if they ask for it.

Your child will develop the fundamental traits of a Montessori student:

  • Independence — Your child will learn to take charge of their personal lives through self-directing their learning.
  • Acute Sensory Perception — Your child’s senses will be sharpened by the holistic, hands-on nature of a Montessori education. As they learn, they’ll improve the fine motor skills necessary for self-care and writing by hand.
  • Confidence — Your child will build confidence as they explore new topics independently and in small groups.
  • Academic Achievement — Your child moves through the curriculum at their own pace. There’s no rush, so they can thoroughly explore a topic that interests them.
  • Self-Discipline — Your child will learn self-regulation as they conduct their own experiments. They’ll need the discipline to stay focused and determine when to move on to their next assignment.
  • Spiritual Awareness — Your child will explore cultural activities and learn to respect the beliefs of others.
  • Intrinsic Motivation — Your child will pursue leaning for their own enjoyment, not because they expect external rewards. The satisfaction of new knowledge will power them through their schooling.
  • Responsible Citizenship — Classes consist of mixed ages. Older children will help their younger classmates, so your child will learn how to communicate with people of different backgrounds and developmental stages.

“It is necessary that the child teach himself, and then the success is great.”

- Dr. Maria Montessori PhD.

Notable Montessori alumni include NBA star Stephen Curry

In addition to the Curry family, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page credit their early Montessori education for much of their success. Other Montessori alumni include Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, pop icon Beyonce Knowles, and Princes William and Harry.

Though much can be said about the academic and extracurricular achievements of Montessori children, the real value of the Montessori method lies in the independence and self-motivation that they achieve. They’ll leave the school with a solid understanding of how they can direct their education in high school, college, and beyond.

Daystar Montessori is accepting new enrollment.

Please contact us to schedule a school tour. We welcome all children regardless of race, religion, or national origin.

Our preschool and kindergarten programs are suited for children aged 18 months to 6 years. For the convenience of our parents, we offer childcare before and after school for which we are licensed by the State of California.

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The Montessori History

In September 1974, Montessori teachers Cynthia Leahy and Naseem Meer held the first Montessori preschool class. It was held in a rented classroom at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fremont, CA.

What started in a single classroom has grown to eight locations throughout the East Bay. Our schools have overseen the education of over 5,000 children. We employ over 100 people and care for over 500 students.


The children in this photo of a Montessori classroom are now in their forties. They include a physician, two attorneys, six engineers, a real estate executive, and a college professor.

Today, Montessori schools continue to set children up for a lifetime of success.