Welcome to Rainbow Montessori Child Development Center
A Brief History
Founded in 1976, Rainbow Montessori began on a small school site in Campbell. Operations expanded over the years to include six more small school sites located across the South Bay Area. In the mid-80's, those seven small schools were consolidated into three larger schools, which were eventually consolidated into the current site, located on the former campus of Sunnyvale High School.
Our School Today
Our current site affords us the space to provide care and education for over 400 children, ranging in age from six weeks to fifth grade. The Montessori philosophy is utilized in all infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary programs.
"Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child open up himself to life."
December 6th, 2022
We will be making some changes that will affect both our hours of operation and our days of operation. These changes will be in effect in the coming new year.
Starting January 3, 2023, our hours of operation will be 8:00am to 5:30pm. This half hour reduction will help us maintain proper staffing levels and is in line with other Montessori schools in the area. Our part-time preschool hours will be 8:00am to 11:30am. Kindergarten part-time hours will continue to be from 8:30am to 12:00pm, and academic hours for the K - 5 program will remain 8:30am to 3:30pm.
The late fee policy will be changing to $5 per 5 minutes per child per day. For example, 4 minutes late = $5, 7 minutes late = $10, 15 minutes late = $15. Please make sure to plan accordingly.
Scheduling staff development has long been a problem, as in the past we have tried to juggle maintaining proper coverage and getting teachers to various training sessions, either during lunch/nap time, after hours, or over a weekend. This often results in hurried sessions, that do not reap the benefits that staff development should yield. The school will be closed to students on the following days, allowing us to provide quality staff development, so that teachers can complete required training, learn new skills, and prepare new materials for their classrooms. Most staff development days have been scheduled before/after three-day weekends. These days will be February 17th (President’s Day), May 26th (Memorial Day), September 1st, September 5th (Labor Day), and November 20th (Thanksgiving).
In order to allow teachers the ability to schedule and conduct conferences in a more orderly and effective manner without interfering with the classroom programs, we will be closed for two days, twice a year, in March and November for Parent Teacher Conferences.
In addition to our Winter Break (the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day), Rainbow Montessori will also be closed the first week of July for a Summer Break. These breaks allow Administration to schedule major repairs, remodeling, refurbishments, deep cleanings, painting projects, etc. that are difficult to do with staff or children present. This is also standard with most schools in our area.
Please review the enclosed calendars, one revised for the remainder of this school year, January to August 2023, and for the coming 2023-2024 school year. Starting July 2023, we will be changing our calendar to reflect the academic year starting in July and ending in June, with July and August as our non-academic period.
Wishing you all a happy holiday season and looking forward to a terrific new year!
Change of Schedule Notice (Fillable PDF)Save PDF to desktop in order to fill out digitally. | REVISED: 6/1/2020
Enrollment Application (Fillable PDF)Save PDF to desktop in order to fill out digitally. | REVISED 12/31/2022
Kindergarten & Elementary 2022-2023
Enrollment Agreement Letter (Fillable PDF)