Children at San Marin Montessori start their day with a nutritious breakfast: fresh fruit, whole grain bread, eggs, pancakes, waffles, and cereal are just an example of the everyday changing breakfast.

Breakfast is served at 9:00 AM. This is a great opportunity to re-enforce good table manners and also a good time to unwind from the sometimes hectic morning rush.

The daily schedule is as follows:

8:30 A.M       Arrival - children remove their shoes and put their slippers on

9:10  A.M      Breakfast is served.

9:30  A.M       Children clean up their table and wash their hands.

9:35  A.M        Children get a book from the library's carefully selected books.

9:40  A.M        Circle Time - A lesson of grace and courtesy is presented every day,
                        with a presentation of a Montessori material. The special helper is
                        announced, he/she is the one that helps throughout the day.

10:05 A.M      Work time - Children work freely choosing the Montessori material
                        that has been carefully selected for them.

11:00 A.M        Outdoor play.

12:00  P.M       Lunch - Children bring their own lunch, hot lunches are welcome.

12:30 P.M        Wash hands, children read a book from the library.

12:40  P.M      Story time, music, instruments, theater.

1:00    P.M       Quiet Time, yoga, meditation

1:15    P.M       Dismissal      

San Marin Montessori follows the Novato Unified School District Classified Holiday Calendar.

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.

"We have been thrilled with our experience at San Marin Montessori. It has provided my son with an extraordinary preschool education. Magali Zimmermann is a skill teacher who caters her teaching to each child's individual needs. Her classroom offers a clean, comfortable and inviting environment. We were impressed with the many units of study and projects. Through this Montessori environment my son has gain self confidence. He has learned respect for his peers, his environment and for himself. Our child is prepared both socially and academically for Kindergarten."

Aruti Patel