Main Street

Main Street Montessori School of Silicon Valley

Main Street Montessori School of Silicon Valley is a fully implemented Montessori environment founded in 2012.

Our classrooms have mixed ages and our head teachers are formally certified in the Montessori Method.

We offer programs for children 2½ years to 6 years old with toilet independence which includes our Primary and Kindergarten classrooms

MAIN STREET

630 South Main Street
Milpitas, California 95035
Phone: (408) 586-8643

Programs Offered At This Location

Primary

Ages 3-5

Kindergarten

Ages 5-6

What Our Families Are Saying…

  • T. mother to 4 year old girl

    Our daughter has been attending Main Street Montessori for a little over a year now. She enjoys going to school each day and seeing her teachers and classmates. We often find her happily singing new songs she learns from class, and she tries to teach us as if she is the teacher. She especially loves the new after- hours art studio and cooking/gardening studio sessions.

  • MV mother to 3.5 year old boy

    My son started at Main Street Montessori when he barely turned three. He is currently three and a half years old, and in the matter of a few months I could see him grow more in so many ways. I notice his independence increase, his vocabulary exploded, and love for learning seems limitless. The teachers are professional, knowledgeable, caring and nurturing, I trust them every day to guide him to be the best he could be socially, emotionally, and academically, yet most importantly as a unique individual. Their connection with my son is warm. He loves coming to school, it’s like a second home for him. I couldn’t ask for a better place for my son to grow, learn and thrive. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

  • Parent

    My daughter has been going to Main Street Montessori since she was 3 years old. She’s five now, and we couldn’t be happier with our decision to start her off in MSM after we moved here from Virginia

  • Parent

    My daughter has really blossomed over the last 2.5 years at MSM. From a shy child, she’s grown into a confident little girl. To start with, the atmosphere in the school is very welcoming and joyous. I have never seen a child crying while coming into class. At the age of 2.5 – 3, this mattered a lot me, to create a positive impression about school and MSM succeeded in doing that.

  • GS mother to 5 year old girl

    I am very happy with the teaching methods, which focuses on concepts rather than rote learning. The teachers have always been very responsive to questions and concerns. The director, it is evident, herself believes strongly in the Montessori Method and that passion comes through in the work everyone in the school does. It’s a balanced curriculum with arts, dance, cooking, gardening, in addition to academics. A special mention about the kindergarten program – my daughter is proud to be a kindergartner and I can see why. At 5, she can read chapter books, write stories, do basic multiplication and has even started cursive writing. I couldn’t have asked for more.

  • Parent

    Choosing a school for your kid is never easy and as part of our search we looked at many aspects of schooling for our child and surprisingly Main Street Montessori came back on top in every list. So with a sense of cautious optimism that comes along with sending your kid to school for the first time, we sent our son to Main Street Montessori. And one year on we are glad that we did!

  • SA mother to 4.5 year old boy

    The atmosphere in the school is clean, pleasant and inviting with a very caring and engaging staff, truly they put children first always. We are very thankful to the Teachers and staff at Main Street Montessori

Staff Photos and Bios

Marissa Parker

Head of School

Ms. Marissa Parker was born and raised in San Jose, CA. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and is in the process of pursuing her Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Technology.

She began her career at Montessori School of Silicon Valley in 2018. Over the course of a year she gained a deep interest in the Montessori philosophy, and is currently taking classes at the Montessori Teacher Education Center to help further her knowledge of the Montessori Method.

In 2019, she was promoted to the Enrollment Coordinator at Main Street Montessori School, and is dedicated to making sure every family has a positive experience at the school.

For 7 years prior to being at MSOSV, she worked with children from ages 6 months to 12 years in various settings, including childcare, elementary schools and community centers.

Ms. Marissa loves being a teacher and part of the school community. Her love for education stems from working with children hands on, allowing her to make a difference in the lives of her students and shape the world around them. She truly believes in investing in the children in her community and giving them the tools they need to reach their highest potential.

In Ms. Marissa’s spare time she likes to travel, use her creative brain and spend time with her husband and dogs.

Joy Sayson

Lead Primary Guide

Ms. Joy was born in Manila, Philippines. She has been married for 15 years and is blessed to have a daughter. In 2006, she moved to San Jose, California.

Ms. Joy began her career at Montessori School of Silicon Valley in 2015. Working with children in Montessori philosophy has inspired and developed her desire to know more about Montessori. She is currently completing her Practicum Program through the Montessori Teacher Education Center here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ms. Joy’s favorite thing about being a teacher is seeing the children grow and learn under her care as well as knowing that what they have learned in school is being shared with their family at home.

Ms. Joy enjoys singing and dancing in her free time.

Sarah Jeremiah

Assistant Head of School

Ms. Sarah J. is the Assistant Head of School at Main Street Montessori School.

She was born in Singapore, and moved to Fremont, California when she was 10 years old. While in Singapore, she had the privilege of being a part of the pioneer Kindergarten class at P & J Montessori School; which continues to thrive today.

After graduating from Irvington High School, she attended the University of California Santa Cruz where she majored in Film & Digital Media. Throughout her high school and college career she enjoyed spending her summers working with children through her church community as well as other outdoor camp programs.

Prior to joining the Montessori School of Silicon Valley, she worked as a program manager at a tech company. However, after almost 5 years in the fast paced tech world, she wanted a change of pace. She first heard of MSOSV after a friend asked if she would work one-on-one with their child who was attending Calaveras Montessori. After a few months of being in the classroom full time, she learned that although she enjoyed working with the children, her strength was in administration.

She enjoys learning more about the Montessori philosophy as an adult after having been a Montessori child!

Norma Borghetti

Lead Primary Guide

Ms. Norma was born in El Salvador, near the beautiful black sanded beaches of Santa Anna. Her mother taught her to sew and instilled a love of the creative arts.

As a young adult, not speaking any English, Ms. Norma came to the United States.

She worked as a nanny for families with young children and it was then that she came to learn about Montessori Education.

Ms. Norma has earned her Montessori certificate through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies, a MACTE accredited Montessori teaching course. She began teaching at MSOSV in 2013.

The mother of two daughters, Ms. Norma enjoys creative arts, hiking, and family time.

Sarah Chandler

Director of Elementary Programs

Sarah Chandler has over 25 years of teaching experience. She is credentialed by the American Montessori Society to teach ages 3 – 6 (early childhood), 6 – 9 (lower elementary), and 9 – 12 (upper elementary). Ms. Sarah is a native of Michigan who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Western Michigan University and a Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction through Central Michigan University. She is also certified in Visual Arts Education through the state of Michigan. She has also been a teacher-trainer for many years, as well as an elementary coordinator for organizations in Michigan. Ms. Sarah is passionate about helping students reach their highest potential, academically, emotionally, and socially. She believes this is best achieved through Montessori methodology, combined with other research-based practices.

She joined MSOSV in 2019, and is thrilled to apply her knowledge and expertise to help launch an Elementary program in 2020.

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