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The Montessori Curriculum

The essence of Dr. Maria Montessori’s method is to allow for the development of natural human tendencies and to help children as they adapt to their culture. The curriculum is grounded in the universal laws of human development that include movement, language, order, adaptation, work, self- discipline, exploration, self-perfection, abstract thinking, imagination and creativity.

A goal of the Montessori program is to help children think for themselves and to be actively involved in their own education. This is one distinction between a Montessori program and many conventional school programs. The Montessori environment is filled with beautiful and enticing age- appropriate materials.


Explore our pages and learn more about each class level.


Toddler Class: 24 to 36 months (Half day and Full Day)


Primary Class: 3 to 6 yrs (Half day and Full Day)


*Half Day 9:00am - 1:00pm or 1:00pm- 5:30pm 
*Full Day 9:00am - 3:00pm

Extended Hours 7:30am - 5:30pm


Toddler Class

The Toddler program helps to prepare the child not just for school, but also for life. This class for children starting at 24 months meets two, three, or five days a week. Children do not need to be toilet-trained to participate, as toilet-training is an integral part of our Toddler program. The class is composed of three elements: the prepared environment, observation, and guidance. Classes focus on practical life exercises, sensory exploration, and vocabulary enrichment to help children acquire a sense of order. The Toddler classroom allows children to move easily from large muscle movement areas to fine motor exercises, including pouring, sweeping, dusting, buttoning, zipping, and table setting. A child's inclination for independence is respected by giving him skills to accomplish tasks independently. This provides opportunities for freedom and exploration in a safe and loving atmosphere. The children learn to take care of themselves and their surroundings and develop skills to communicate with one another. Lessons of grace and courtesy help the children develop respect for themselves, for others, and for the (class) environment. Recommended reading: Michael Olaf's Montessori Child Development Stages, Year 1-2 Michael Olaf's Montessori Child Development Stages, Year 2-3 Montessori from the Start - Paula Polk Lillard.


Primary Class

The Primary class is composed of children between the ages of 3 to 5yrs, and meets five days a week. The children are ready for a larger group as they develop social skills, language, motor coordination, and perceptual skills. The mixed-age classroom provides social interaction opportunities for the differing maturity and interest levels. The Primary child refines the language, motor, and perceptual skills absorbed in earlier development. Their experiences are guided by a multi-sensory approach in language, mathematics, geography, art, science and music. The child refines motor skills, discovers reading through phonics, encounters mathematical concepts through concrete materials, and explores geographical relationships and scientific information through manipulating sensorial objects and real life materials. Children receive daily Spanish experiences and lessons.The program includes preparation for reading, writing, math, natural and physical science exploration through the use of Montessori materials.

Admission to KV Montessori Academy is open to children 24 months to 6 years, as of August on the year of admission. Priority consideration is given to siblings of current students.


Toddler (24 to 36 months)

Primary (3-6 years)


Admission is most appropriate in the first year of the program, as older children act as role models and mentors to younger children and it may be difficult for an older child without a Montessori background to enter the classroom as a "new" student. However, successful transitions are possible and we welcome applications from families new to Montessori, space permitting.


All children will have an interview/visit day with a teacher prior to admission. Children applying spend a morning in the classroom, and the visit also includes a interview with a teacher.

Admissions at KV Montessori Academy

Admission Process

Schedule a tour and have your child attend a morning visit (depending on their age/program). 
KV Montessori Academy will contact the family following the admission process. Parents will receive a contract; please complete and return with tuition deposit within specified time. Any financial aid information (if applicable) will be provided following receipt of the contract and deposit.


If you have any questions about admissions or space availability, please contact our Director, Norma Chang.


KV Montessori Academy Application Form


Applications are accepted throughout the school year. However, space in some programs is limited. To register for any school year, you are welcome to  schedule a tour, complete and submit your Enrollment Packet ($300 Enrollment Fee).


KV Montessori Academy
851 District Pl Ste 101
Chula Vista, CA 91914


All new students entering must have an interview before being considered for admission. 

Please feel free to contact our Director Norma Chang, with any questions at (619) 730-4020.


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Contact Us 

KV Montessori Academy Informational Tour


Our tours are a great way to learn about our school and see our dynamic classrooms in action. Tour the classrooms, learn about the programs and more.


RSVP by using our handy dandy form below, we'll confirm your appointment by email or phone.


851 District Pl, Ste 101

Chula Vista, CA 91914



(619) 730-4020

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