Philosophy

The philosophy of San Marin Montessori is based on the research of Dr. Maria Montessori - an Italian physician and educator. At its heart, The Montessori Method emphasizes independence, freedom within limits and respect for the child. Classroom spaces are purposefully designed and materials are carefully curated in pursuit of an educational experience based on the whole child.

San Marin Montessori School, true to the teaching and spirit of Dr. Maria Montessori, exists to create an environment that fosters:

  • Respect for others
  • Discipline
  • Integrity and moral strength of self
  • A passion for learning
  • Inspiring each child to thrive in a challenging, dynamic world. 

Believing “Those who will learn today  will lead  tomorrow,”  therefore forever instilling the highest ideals of self and community among all people.


Located in Novato, Preschool, San Marin Montessori, Montessori. Toddlers, Primary, Transitional Kindergarten. Serving Marin County, San Rafael, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Tiburon, California.

"San Marin Montessori is an exceptional preschool program! Magali is an experience teacher who addresses all aspects of a child's development. She focuses on improving each individual's needs daily. Her communication skills are stellar. She made a positive influence on our son's life and prepared him well for Kindergarten."

Kalynn Franjieh, Mother of 2, Speech Language-Pathologist