Children First, Always.

The Montessori School of Silicon Valley

Core Values

The MSOSV leadership team met recently to revisit our core values and considered how those values impact our school community every day. The resulting “CARING” model came effortlessly and directly reflects the fact that our team is made up of people who care about others; always showing kindness and concern, making an effort to do their very best. This makes it easy for us to follow our motto of “Children First, Always”.


Montessori Philosophy

We embrace Maria Montessori’s beliefs that all children are born with the inherent ability to achieve their full potential; are active participants in their learning; benefit greatly from strong, integrated academic & enrichment programs and that the teacher is the dynamic link in this process.



All individuals – child, parent, staff – who join our incredibly diverse school community are treated with respect as individuals. Each is expected to take responsibility for their personal contribution to the group’s collective success.


At the core of accountability is reliability and personal responsibility. We value the ability of our staff and organization to honor our commitments and take ownership in results.


Respect requires consideration and helpfulness as well as the ability to effectively listen, communicate, tolerate and treat others as they would like to be treated.


Direct and honest, we make every effort to do the right thing every time. Our community exists to serve children. The integrity of our decisions is based on our motto “Children First, Always”.


Our goal is to inspire and nurture the human spirit, one child at a time. We speak and act from the heart with true love for the child.


We help each other thrive. We boldly invest in each other’s growth. We focus on creating real value for the world, every day and in everything we do.