Welcome to Chase Ranch Montessori School
Our curriculum is designed around a three-year preschool
program, for children three, four, and five years of age. We
encourage all our parents to stay in our program for the entire
three years to get the most out of the most formative years of
We offer a full-day program designed for older children,
kindergarten and first grade. A morning part-time program is
offered for younger children. Children four years of age and
older are encouraged to enroll in the full-day program.
Children learn in many ways. Your child will be viewed as an
individual, with special talents and strengths and with unique
needs. The Montessori program will give your child
experiences to develop skill in cognitive areas.
Reading is one of the Chase Ranch Montessori's strongest
subjects, and we present this to your child using phonetics
and various tactics, such as using sandpaper letters,
environmentally through labeled sight words, using phonetic
readers, and then interspersing fiction and nonfiction leveled
Creative writing is encouraged with the moveable alphabet for
even the earliest of readers, providing a sense of pride in
accomplishment and confidence in their own ability.
Arithmetic, algebra, and geometry lessons are visual
manipulatives allowing the child to move gradually from concrete to
reasoning skills with solid mathematical comprehension.
Sciences include: zoology, botany, geography and physics focusing the child's attention on the care, respect and
responsibility for the planet.
Children will also learn about the world around them through monthly themes, art, sewing, stories, and percussion
instruments. Physical development needs are met through outdoor play and movement activities, which emphasize
large and fine motor control.
Each year, the school organizes a number of field trips and extra-curricular activities. Some examples are below.
(Some events listed below are not done every year, but if your child participates in at least a three-year program,
they will likely get to all the fun stuff!).
Back to School Night -- Parent Orientation
Holiday Program -- Performing Arts
Mother's Night or Day Tea
Library Field Trip
San Diego Zoo Field Trip
Farm visit (Llama Farm or Horse Farm)
Retirement Home Visit
Visits by special animals to the school
Star Gazing Party
Gardening and Bird Watching
Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony
Chase Ranch Montessori School
Academic Room: Reading, Math, Geography,
Practical Life and Sensorial Areas: New Learners
Develop Gross and Fine Motor Skills
and Learn at their own rate.