Welcome to Rising Star Montessori
Welcome from Ann Rose Gavey, Co-Founder & Owner
I want to personally welcome you to Rising Star Montessori School! We first opened our school doors in 1982, in the upstairs of the First Baptist Church in Alameda. Initially starting with just two classrooms, our vision then was to create a school that was welcoming and diverse, with a deep commitment to Montessori education and academic excellence.
Over the years we are proud to have retained that original “Rising Star” vision, while continuing to evolve our vibrant school to meet the needs of children and the community. Many of our diverse staff and teachers have been with us for years and alumni frequently come back to us in unexpected ways. We have even seen our first generations of students return to our community as grown ups – some choosing to send their own children to Rising Star, as well as several who have joined as regular staff members!
–Ann Rose Gavey, Founder of Rising Star Montessori School
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Dr. Montessori gave special care and thought into the design of her materials. She used the observation skills honed through her education and many degrees to design her materials to meet both the educational needs of the children and to allow for independent correction and success in the child’s pursuit of knowledge.read more
Today we maintain two campuses with a collective student body of 160 children.
High Street Campus
1421 High Street, Alameda, CA 94501 (Google Map)
Phone: 510-865-4536 Fax: 510-865-4538
Our High Street Campus serves children ages 2 years 9 months through the kindergarten year, and is also where our administrative offices are located. In addition to our traditional Montessori classrooms, this campus includes two playgrounds, an outside classroom, garden, art studio, computer lab, and our 7,000-book school library. We use the Alterena Theater for performances, assemblies and other special gatherings. We also make a great deal of use of Lincoln Park (one of the largest in Alameda) for physical education, special park days, independent study and our barbeques and picnics.
770 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda CA 94501 (Google Map)
Phone: 510-521-8940 Fax: 510-814-4191
Our Cottage Campus serves children ages 2 years 4 months to kindergarten. Our renovated schoolhouse includes a charming interior Montessori class, as well as a beautiful outdoor classroom. At the Cottage, children experience a smaller, more intimate setting, with all the same resources available at our High Street campus.
What Our Parents Say
Son really liked it there and didn’t want to move but he was too old to continue. Very supportive atmosphere for introverted kids.John P.
I searched high and low for a private school for my daughter. From Lamorinda area to Hayward This is the only school that met all of my high standards. From PreK to 5th grade this school is completely dedicated to the education, growth and happiness of each child.Jessica M.
I’m so glad I found Rising Star and recommend this school to anyone looking for a school that believes in community, child growth, parent involvement, and educational achievement.Great Schools
My daughter has been going to Rising Star since she was 2.5 years old. She has learned so much at Rising Star both academically and socially. I feel very safe with her there and love the teachers.Great Schools
Montessori and much, much more!
Our additional learning resources include:
- Art and Music
- Weekly Library
- Gardening, composting and recycling
- Mobile Science Cart
- Motor Fitness
- Writer’s Workshop
- After school programs, including Dance
Choosing the best academic path for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. We understand the importance of your decision and the time and care that goes into your selection. Our students make the successful transition to local private, parochial and public schools and we invite you to learn more about Rising Star. If you would like more information about our school or would like to schedule a tour, please contact us at email@example.com.
Rising Star Montessori School
For over 30 years Rising Star has provided a high quality educational program for children based on the philosophy and methods developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. We operate two school campuses and have a collective student body of 160 children (Pre-K – Kindergarten). Children who come through our doors move on to successful educational paths in public, private and parochial schools.