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

Meet Our Teachers

Programs Offered At This Location

Primary

Ages 3-5

Kindergarten

Ages 5-6

What Our Families Are Saying…

John Family

Mendoza Family

  • 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

Krystal Grey

Head of School

Ms. Krystal has been part of the MSOSV Community for three years, starting as an assistant to Studio Lead, promoting a year later as Lead Guide, and now ensuring families receive the support and guidance they need as Main Street’s Head of School. In addition to her classroom experience through varied roles; she has a decade of experience in caring for children through various jobs including 24-Hour Fitness Kids Club, nannying, working at an elementary school, and volunteering to read to children at a local hospital.

In January 2021, Ms. Krystal completed her Montessori training at North American Montessori Center. She learned at a young age that she wanted to work with children. Her inspiration for being in Montessori stems from the philosophy of following the child. She believes it is really important to understand the needs and desires of each and every child. Her favorite part about being in this educational setting is getting to know each child’s personality and being able to have the chance to watch them grow, physically and academically.

One of Ms. Krystal’s greatest strengths is leadership; where her goal is to inspire her teaching staff to reach their full potential as educators and instill confidence.

During her free time, you may catch her experimenting new recipes in the kitchen or revamping her family’s Filipino home-cooking or perfecting desserts. She also enjoys the outdoors and exploring new cities. On simpler days, she loves reading hopeless romantic novels in her backyard with some type of beverage in hand.

Melissa Vicencio

Assistant Head of School

Ms. Melissa Vicencio joined Montessori School of Silicon Valley in 2017 as a classroom aide at our Main Street location.

While earning her associates degree at De Anza Community College and bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences at San Jose State University, she took on various classroom roles where she demonstrated strong leadership capabilities.

After 4 years at MSOSV, we are pleased to now have Ms. Melissa V. as Assistant Head of School at both our Cabrillo and Main Street Montessori locations.

What inspires her most is seeing the children walk onto campus everyday eager to learn and to be contributing members to their individual communities. Having the privilege of making such a great impact on each child’s life gives her great satisfaction and purpose in her daily assignments.

She is eager to continue growing with MSOSV alongside her colleagues and the children she serves daily.

During her free time you’ll find Ms. Melissa enjoying a refreshing glass of creamy iced coffee while shopping or relaxing and watching her favorite documentaries.

Tina Huang

Lead Primary Guide
Sycamore Community

Ms. Tina has been working in education for over 10 years in K-12 and with adults. After working in the tech industry for four years in adult education, she realized that her passion was with children.

Being a Montessori child herself, she was drawn to go back and get her AMI Montessori training from Montessori Northwest, Portland in 2018. From 2018-2020 she was a Montessori assistant teacher in Oakland before joining Montessori School of Silicon Valley in 2021.

Ms. Tina believes in the philosophy that the hands are the instrument of the mind. With Montessori being a hands-on approach to learning, it allows the child to use their hands to build their intelligence, confidence, and personality. She loves seeing the concentration and engagement the children have with their work. How they use their hands to problem solve, manipulate, feel, work, learn, and discover.

Ms. Tina was born in Taiwan and can speak fluent Mandarin. She also speaks a little bit of French and Japanese. In her free time she enjoys finding new trails to bike and hike, knitting blankets, hats, and sweaters, reading mystery novels, baking lots of different treats, discovering new places, and playing with her two cats Azula and Zuko.

Kaho Naemura

Lead Primary Guide
Maple Community

Ms. Kaho took her first step into the world of teaching in high school when she decided to join a program called Teaching Academy during her Junior and Senior year. Since then, she has always known that education was her true calling. After graduating from her high school, she earned her ECE units from California College of Early Childhood Education in 2017 and is on track to receive her Primary Montessori credentials at the Montessori Teacher Education Center.

She has been working with children for almost three years and first joined the MSOSV community at our Crescent Montessori location in January 2018 as a Floater Teacher, before she was promoted to the Primary community as an assistant teacher in 2019. Then eventually she was promoted to Lead Guide of our Maple community at our Main Street Montessori location in 2020.

Ms. Kaho is drawn to the Montessori method because of its emphasis on concrete, child-directed learning, and building confidence, self-sufficiency and resilience through education. The powerful meaning behind the Montessori philosophy makes her strongly believe that children are born with an innate desire to learn and explore the world around them, and how each child has certain gifts that are their own. She has also been inspired by many great teachers and children in the Montessori community and how they model respect, patience, and kindness to each other. She hopes to implement what she has learned from them and the Montessori philosophy into her Maple community.

Other than spending her time looking for new ideas on Pinterest and shopping for classroom materials at Michaels, she enjoys reading or writing short novels at her desk with a cup of tea and her family dog, Luna, taking a nap on her lap.

Location Photos