Parkside Montessori

Our Mission

Our Mission

All of our children will develop an ongoing enthusiasm for learning, respect living things, appreciate all cultures, develop self-discipline and independence, and become cooperative, articulate, lifelong problem solvers.  Learn more about Parkside Montessori.  



Links to enrollment information and our Parkside Montessori brochure are included below in the "How To Enroll" section.

education that transforms lives

education that transforms lives

Parkside Montessori has been a member of the American Montessori Society since 2019.

montessori method

montessori method

Students use hands-on materials and are given a structured learning environment.

amazing community of families

amazing community of families

Parkside's Walk-a-Jog is just one of many Parkside events that bring families together to build community and school spirit.

empowering students

empowering students

Parkside student artwork on display at a local library, demonstrating to students their work is valued by their community.



We hope you enjoy this message from our Parkside staff members!


Parkside Montessori is a public Montessori school within the San Mateo-Foster City School District. We are a magnet school comprised of students from throughout the City of San Mateo and Foster City. We invite you to check out our school website and learn more about the exciting programs at Parkside Montessori!


Parkside Montessori welcomes a new group of TK (Transitional Kindergarten) and Kindergarten students each fall, through the San Mateo-Foster City School District enrollment and transfer request process. Students entering grades 1st-6th may also apply for a transfer to Parkside Montessori through the District enrollment process.

Registering for the 2021 – 2022 School Year: Enrollment information for the 2021-2022 School Year for all incoming TK (Transitional Kindergarten) and Kindergarten students, as well as for incoming 1st – 6th graders.

Prospective Parent Meetings and School Tours: Prospective parents interested in Parkside Montessori are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming virtual info sessions to learn more about Parkside Montessori, the Montessori program, and the District enrollment and transfer process. Check out the Virtual Info Session flyer for the schedule (also available in Spanish ) and RSVP .

Learn More About Parkside Montessori:
View the slides included below, as well as the other pages on our school website to learn more about Parkside Montessori.

Latest News

Facilities Master Plan for Parkside Montessori

Read the priorities for Parkside Montessori in SMFCSD's Facilities Master Plan (FMP).

Coronavirus Impacts:  Parkside Montessori is currently in full distance learning.

All SMFCSD schools began the year in full distance learning. The first day of school for students was Monday, August 17. More information is available on the SMFCSD news section.

Parkside Montessori is looking for candidates interested in applying for the 2021 - 2022 school year.

Interested in learning more?  Join our team!

2020-2021 Important Dates

  • August 17, 2020 - First Day of School

  • September 7, 2020 - Labor Day (No School)

  • September 28, 2020 - Vacation Day (No School)

  • October 12 - 16, 2020 - Fall Break (No School)

  • November 11, 2020 - Veteran's Day (No School)

  • November 23 - 27, 2020 - Thanksgiving Break

  • December 21, 2020 - January 4, 2021 - Winter Break

  • January 18, 2021 - Martin Luther King's Day

  • February 15, 2021 - President's Day

  • March 29 - April 9, 2021 - Spring Break

  • May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day (No School)

  • June 15, 2021 - Last Day of School


View the full district calendar and the school events calendar on the Parkside Montessori PTA website.