Annual Overnight to Monte Toyon

Annual Overnight to Monte Toyon

Our annual outdoor overnight to Monte Toyon will be May 10-11, 2018. Monte Toyon is located in the setting of the redwood forest in Aptos. The camp provides 4 meals, cabins with bunks and a dorm with individual rooms. For those who want a more natural camping experience areas are available for pitching a tent. There is ping pong, basketball, a recreation hall (in case of rain), an amphitheater to try out your talents, a large grassy playing field and campfire circles for group activities, and hiking trails for the more adventuresome. This trip provides an opportunity for our families and students to come together in the great outdoors and enjoy a fun-filled two days and one night for an all-around camping...
Annual Overnight to Monte Toyon

Annual Overnight to Monte Toyon

Our annual outdoor overnight to Monte Toyon will be May 11-12, 2017. Monte Toyon is located in the setting of the redwood forest in Aptos. The camp provides 4 meals, cabins with bunks and a dorm with individual rooms. For those who want a more natural camping experience areas are available for pitching a tent. There is ping pong, basketball, a recreation hall (in case of rain), an amphitheater to try out your talents, a large grassy playing field and campfire circles for group activities, and hiking trails for the more adventuresome. This trip provides an opportunity for our families and students to come together in the great outdoors and enjoy a fun-filled two days and one night for an all-around camping...
A New Beginning

A New Beginning

Hi Everyone! We are proud to announce that, as you can see, Rising Star Montessori has a new website! We have been diligently working on this site, in conjunction with BuildThis.net, to bring you a newer, cleaner and more colorful Rising Star. Feel free to take a tour around the site, and see for yourself. Special thanks to Ann Gavey, Rex Higginbotham, Sharon Djafaripour, Sima Patel and Katrina Ross for their help and assistance in getting this site up and ready for all of you. What is new for parents? We have a new and improved Families section, which includes an up to date School Calendar, Photo Galleries for Rising Star events, a private School News section, and parent resources. We hope you enjoy the new site as much as we do. Parents, if you would like access to the Current Families section, please contact Sharon at the front desk at the High Street Campus. You can contact her at info@risingstarschool.org or by phone at (510)...
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...