Our philosophy is based upon the work of Maria Montessori, Italian physician and educator, and her teachings which have been handed down through teacher education and certification through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.”
— Maria Montessori

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a dynamic learning environment that exemplifies the principles of Montessori education. We foster independence, self discipline and joy in our students so that they are prepared to participate with confidence as citizens in a changing world.

Pacific Crest School provides the foundation from which students explore their wider community through service and extensions to the land at the Pacific Crest Farm Campus.

Opportunities to fully integrate their experiences are provided through our visual arts programs, creative writing, research, oral and written presentations. As a result students leave their Montessori education with a sense of personal vision and a belief in their ability to make the world a better place.


Vision Statement

The vision of Pacific Crest School is that our urban and rural programs and campuses merge into a unified program with both components guided by the mission.

Our vision is to continue to refine our role as an exemplary Montessori program that is recognized as a model of Montessori education, past, present and future.