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Montessori Preschool

“Help me do it by myself”

—Dr. Maria Montessori
    • Montessori Preschool outdoor play at Sacred Heart Schools Atherton


Sacred Heart’s founder, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, saw the school as an extension of the home. When kids are loved, they learn. Our Montessori Preschool program offers our youngest learners an opportunity to explore the world around them, expand their knowledge, and gain independence with an abundance of love.

The Montessori Method begins with a fundamental premise: that children are naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared environment. Montessori teachers are keen observers who value the development of the whole child-physical, social, emotional and cognitive. The classroom becomes a place where young students develop coordination, concentration, order, and independence.
    • Valentine's Day at Sacred Heart Schools Atherton Preschool Montessori


We view our students as the presence of God; each with inherent dignity and divine purpose. It is our job to nurture their individual spirits, guide them in their academic pursuits and prepare them to participate in a more just world.

Montessori Preschool By the Numbers

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Sacred Heart Schools Atherton

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

150 Valparaiso Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
650 322 1866
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12