Calaveras Montessori School of Silicon Valley

Founded in 2002, the Calaveras Montessori School of Silicon Valley shares a campus with the Milpitas Unified School District offices.

Families in the Calaveras Montessori community range from the general public to school district employees to new parents that are still working to complete their high school diplomas.

Offering programs for children ranging from 6 weeks to 6 years old, Calaveras Montessori School of Silicon Valley features fully implemented Montessori environments in our Nido, Pre-Primary, Primary, and Kindergarten classrooms.


1331 E Calaveras Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: (408) 945-1331

Programs Offered At This Location


Ages Infant-2


Ages 2-3


Ages 3-5


Ages 5-6

What Our Families Are Saying…

The Elsibai Family

  • Tess and Manuel Florez, Parents of Jesse and Sierra (Kindergarten Class of 2010-2011)

    We’ve had our twins at Calaveras Montessori, and then here at Crescent Montessori since the age of 2 ½ years old. They’re now 5 ½ and currently attend Kindergarten here. In the beginning our son was “wild” to say the least, but the structure along with allowing him to learn and do things at his own pace has greatly calmed him down and facilitated a sense of order to his previously chaotic method of learning and doing things. As for our daughter, she has just flourished because she is allowed to do things on her own and go at her own pace. She is not held back and she is given the opportunity to soar ahead without feeling pressured to slow down or stop. Like most parents we did struggle somewhat in the decision of taking them out of Crescent and put them in the public school for Kindergarten. We decided we wanted them to complete their third year in the classroom and give the chance to be the “big kids” of the school. They greatly benefitted from the experiences and rewards that came with being the kindergarteners. If we had to do it all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing. We’ve been amazed by how much our children have learned and what they know compared to other Kindergarteners we know and come into contact with, not only academically but also in practical life and social skills. We highly recommend keeping your child/ children at Crescent for Kindergarten. This environment has been crucial to our children’s success and development.

  • Parent

    An incredible learning environment” “Calaveras has been an incredible learning environment for my children. They have not only grown academically, they have also gained important social and leadership skills. It’s wonderful to see how they approach new problems with confidence and creativity.

  • Joanna – mother of Sasha and Talia

    Calaveras’s low student-to-teacher ratios, along with the flexibility and skill of the teachers, have allowed each of my children to flourish, even though they have different personalities and learning styles. I’m convinced that Calaveras gives them the solid foundation they’ll need to be successful in their future endeavors.

  • Jennifer C

    Both my kids attended Calaveras Montessori. The staff is well trained and trustworthy.

  • Kathy H

    This school actually teaches their kids functional life skills.

Staff Photos and Bios

Yesenia “Ms. Jenny” Garcia

Nido Lead Guide

Ms. Jenny is the Lead Guide in the Nido community.

She was born and raised in Milpitas and has been working at Calaveras Montessori School since 2013. She started her career at MSOSV in the Nido community as an aide, after completing her ECE units she was promoted to the Assistant Teacher. In 2017 she officially became the Lead Guide.

She fell in love with the Montessori approach on her very first day. She loves watching such young children become increasingly more independent curious. She finds great joy in guiding each and every child.

Tanya Pawlovich

Lead Primary Guide

Ms. Tanya joined the Calaveras Montessori School team in 2019 as the Lead Primary Guide. She has over 22 years of teaching experience in Montessori classrooms, and has been a Lead Guide for many of those years.

After completing the rigorous AMI Certification from Montessori Northwest, Ms. Tanya was ready to apply her skills and knowledge in a fully implemented Montessori program, which is what led her to Montessori School of Silicon Valley.

What inspires her most about being part of a Montessori community is watching the children grow and develop over the 3 year period. She loves that the Montessori curriculum meets every child where they are, both developmentally and academically. If she could choose any career, she would chose to be a Montessori Lead Guide over and over.

In her free time Ms. Tanya enjoys singing and dancing, as well as reading and going to the beach.

Location Photos