Education & Curriculum


Dr. Maria Montessori develops the “Mathematical” or “Scientific” mind by using concrete objects from the real world. The design of the materials encourage repetition which enhances learning. The children are introduced to the concept of numbers and the decimal system.

Children learning

Practical Life Experiences

Care of the Environment, Care of the Self, and Grace and Courtesy are emphasized in this area. Children take part in everyday activities such as food preparation, sweeping and mopping, tying shoes, and setting a table. They develop concentration, coordination, and a sense of order.

Young boy writing

Language & Writing

Maria Montessori believed that writing preceded reading in a child’s development. Many exercises are provided to teach pencil control and beginning handwriting. A phonetic approach is used to learn sounds through Sandpaper letters, objects and pictures.

Child learning

Sensory Awareness

All learning takes place through the senses. Montessori emphasizes learning through the senses. Children learn by sensing visual, sound, touch, smell, and taste differences. Our students learn well from the various activities we teach with.

Young girl drawing

Creative Arts

Our program allows the children to express themselves through a variety of creative arts including: story telling, puppetry, plays, show and tell, cooking and arts & crafts. Singing and dancing are also a part of their daily experiences. Piano lessons will be available.

Preschooler using magnifying glass


A child has a natural desire to explore what he sees. We provide various opportunities for the child to study and observe their environment, i.e., gardening, nature walks, and care of animals. At Arbor View Montessori children learn science by experiencing life.

About Our School

We provide an environment that is like home, warm and accepting, providing safe limits within which the child is encouraged to become self directed and self disciplined while developing creativity and a positive self image.

Arbor View Montessori School was founded by Lydia Saadeh, who studied at the Maria Montessori Training Center in San Francisco with a teacher trained by Maria Montessori herself. Lydia has a Master’s degree in educational administration, is accredited with AMI (Associate Montessori International), and has over ten years of experience in Montessori education.

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Why Choose Arbor View Montessori Preschool for the New Year?

Why Choose Arbor View Montessori Preschool for the New Year?

We are now enrolling for spring and have scheduled our Open House. Enrollment for Spring 2024 at Arbor View Montessori is officially open! We’re eager to welcome new families into our community. It’s a perfect opportunity for your children to embark on an enriching educational experience where learning, creativity, and…

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Why Choose Arbor View Montessori Preschool for the New Year?

Exploring preschool and daycare options for 2024? The new year is the perfect time! Consider the benefits of enrolling in Arbor View Montessori Preschool program: Limited spots for 2024! Register now to secure your child’s place for the new year and save $200. Call 916-787-4004 to schedule a tour.

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