Monarch Bay Montessori Academy was founded by Paloma Johnston and Leigh Ann Pack in 2003. They have over 30 years of experience in Montessori education. They are passionate about providing a loving and caring learning environment for children and families. You can find them on campus both in the office and in the classrooms!
Our Lead Teachers hold Montessori Credentials from accredited institutions and have several years of experience teaching at their specific age level. We are a teacher training site so our Lead Teachers also serve as mentors and instructors for the Montessori Teacher Academy.
Our Assistants are typically working toward their Montessori Credential, have completed the academic portion of their Teacher Education Program, and are currently completing their Practicum year.
Our faculty mantains memberships with related organizations, regularly attend seminars and conferences, and continue to look for opportunities for further education and professional development.
Monarch Bay Montessori Academy is a custom built structure that provides the ideal setting for the education of children. Serving over one hundred students, the facility includes five fully-equipped classrooms as well as an outdoor teaching environment. The carefully designed playground provides ample opportunities for various types of gross motor activity, imaginative play and sports activities.
Monarch Bay Montessori Academy is an American Montessori Society Full Member School.
The Early Childhood Program is fully licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services.
The Elementary Program is registered with the State of California Department of Education with a Private School Affidavit.
Monarch Bay Montessori Academy is governed by Educa, Inc.