Montessori Children's House of Hayward is an excellent school. They fully understand the needs of a child and properly address these needs. I also noticed that the children tend to be more academically advanced than other kids from other schools at the same grade level. Students are not confined to a strict curriculum. They are given opportunities to explore other subjects when their regular school work is done. All in all I highly recommend this school to anyone. -Ben V.

"I couldn’t have asked for a better elementary school for my children than MCHOH. My sons were so excited to go to school every day, and I loved that they encouraged further exploration of their interests. I knew it was working when my second grader took a tiny notebook out to the backyard to be an “explorer” and record his observations, all on his own. The teachers are incredibly skilled and adept at assessing each child’s strengths and weaknesses and adapting learning plans to suit them. It’s important to me that I trust the adults I leave my children with for the day, and I completely trust them to have my child’s welfare as their first priority."
-Colleen Arnold, Ph.D., MFT


Elementary Program

Montessori Children's House Elementary Program is a joyful learning community of students ages six through nine (1st through 3rd grades). As in the primary, the elementary environment is thoughtfully prepared to nurture the physical, emotional, social, moral and intellectual growth of the children at this unique stage of their development. Montessori elementary provides a natural continuation of the work of the primary class, and the fundamental Montessori principles of independence, social responsibility, self-discipline, and love of learning continue to apply.

2021-2022 Kindergarten and Elementary Tuition

Kindergarten/Elementary (1st-3rd) is a 10-month program which begins in September and ends in June.
All charges are for one month.
Enrollment fee (non-refundable): $200

Kindergarten Academic Program


1st-3rd Grade Academic Program


Upon enrollment we ask that you pay the enrollment fee and a last month's deposit of $715 for Kindergarten and $685 for Elementary. Additionally, for Kindergarten there is a $100 yearly materials fee, and for 1st-3rd a $160 yearly fee for books and materials.

If you are interested in enrolling, please call (510) 782-4427, Administrator's Office, for an appointment.

1st Year (6-7 years old)

  • Open Court reading groups
  • Spelling
  • Expressive Writing
  • D'Nealian handwriting
  • Poetry memorization
  • Four-digit Addition
  • Fractions, Money & Time
  • Math Facts
  • Zoology, Botany, Geography & History

2nd Year (7-8 years old)

In addition to continuing with the above subjects, students begin:

  • Grammar
  • Four-digit Subtraction
  • Beginning Geometry
  • Zoology, Botany, Geography & History


3rd Year (8-9 years old)

Students complete their third year by adding to the above subjects:

  • Report & essay writing
  • Cursive handwriting
  • Four-digit Multiplication & simple Division
  • Stanford Achievement Test
  • Bringing science & history together with the making
  • of the Timeline of Life



Spanning First Through Third Grade:

Montessori Children's House provides a small and academically excellent early elementary program with a warm and supportive atmosphere for the three most important years of your child's elementary life.

The Montessori Touch:

  • Beautifully handcrafted Montessori learning materials
  • Montessori Elementary trained teachers
  • Mixed age groups, based on levels of development
  • Mastery of skills before promotion
  • Small classrooms with personal attention
  • A full curriculum of geography, zoology, botany and history
  • Monthly class field trips
  • Memorable holiday and cultural celebrations

A Touch of the Traditional...

  • State credentialed teachers
  • School uniforms
  • Semester report cards
  • Individual desks in a quiet and respectful classroom
  • Weekly Physical Education and Children's Chorus



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