What is Montessori?

What is Montessori?

The Montessori Method is a proven child-centered approach to education that was first development in Italy, over 100 years ago by Dr. Maria Montessori. For parents who are just learning about Montessori, we’ve put together a list of resources that provide a good overview into why so many families are choosing a Montessori education for their children. Trevor Eissler produced a video that provides a wonderful introduction to...
California Missions Project

California Missions Project

The study of the Early California Missions is part of California’s 4th Grade Curriculum. At Rising Star our study involves a visit to a California Mission, the writing of a descriptive essay , and the creation of a model of the student’s Mission of choice. With the project , the students gain knowledge about the mission period of California history by engaging in a task that requires critical thinking and creativity. They also build Common Core aligned skills in informational reading and making presentations. It is multi-curricular as it includes social studies, language arts, art, and even some...
Welcome to Rising Star!

Welcome to Rising Star!

Academic excellence in a warm nurturing environment that celebrates diversity. Rising Star Montessori School is a PreK- Grade 5 private school located in Alameda, California. For over 30 years we have provided a high quality educational program for children based on the philosophy and methods developed by Maria Montessori. In addition to our concern for the health and safety of the children, we emphasize a total education program. Our academic excellence thrives in a warm, nurturing environment that promotes the self-esteem of each individual child. We advocate global diversity by studying many cultures, embracing and respecting the people in our modern...