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October 9, 2012 > Montessori School opens in Milpitas

Montessori School opens in Milpitas

Submitted By Frank De Smidt

The brand new Main Street Montessori School held a gala Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting event on Thursday evening, October 4, with Mayor Jose Esteves, Montessori School officials, Chamber of Commerce officers, parents, students and guests.

The new educational facility can accommodate up to 72 students from preschool through kindergarten age ranging from 2 and 1/2 to 6 years old in two classrooms according to Director Monica Lalanne. "Main Street Montessori is currently enrolling new students", she said.

She added that regular, vegetarian, and Indian lunches are available or students may bring their own lunches.

The Montessori Method allows children to pursue their own self-paced curriculum and learning takes place individually or in small groups. It develops the whole personality of the child, not merely his intellectual faculties but also to become a self-directed, self-disciplined person described in their literature.

Studies include language, sensorial, mathematics, practical life, cultural, and art at the age levels of the students.

Main Street Montessori will be presenting a Halloween Festival on Sunday, October 21st from 10 am to 2 pm for children from 2 and 1/2 to 6 years old at 630 S. Main Street with a jump house, pumpkin walk, face painting, games, prizes and more. For information call 408-586-8643.

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