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San Anselmo Montessori School (SAMS) is a Montessori preschool program for children ages 2 years 10 month to 6 years old. Located in beautiful Marin County, our facilities include a dynamic, well-maintained classroom environment; scenic outdoor play area with a large play structure, swings and more; children's garden classroom; and a greenhouse classroom. Our teachers are highly qualified and Montessori certified and we offer a low student/teacher ratio. SAMS is an Associate Member School of the American Montessori Society.

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"San Anselmo Montessori School (SAMS) is an incredibly supportive, nurturing and friendly learning environment. The school provides both the structure and autonomy necessary for children to thrive. The property and grounds are highly conducive and the staff and teachers are unsurpassed in quality and approachability."

- Regan Bach

"Both of my children attended SAMS and had an amazing experience. The teachers are incredibly talented and dedicated to instilling a love of learning in the students. The school offers a wide range of learning opportunities, including field trips, creative projects, and educational guests. You could not ask for a better learning environment."

- Harry Hunt

"The teachers at SAMS are so kind, skilled, creative and able to meet each child where they’re at, to foster their love of learning and patience with process, their ability to nurture friendships and their sense of being in community with others. The environment is conducive to discovery and focus, as well as joy and play! After three years at SAMS, my daughter feels secure and ready for her next step into a bigger school. SAMS is a true Marin gem.  "

- Katie Sigismund

Finding a preschool can be daunting- but we knew as soon as we stepped into SAMS, our search was over.  It’s a peaceful, magical,fun open space inside and out.  The outdoor playground is surrounded by picturesque hills and  trees.   Both my boys loved attending SAMS and what has remained consistent is the great community, teachers and the enriching experience such as the the garden classroom, author visits, music, cooking and so much more!

-Annie Roldan


San Anselmo Montessori School (SAMS) is such a special place. The
teachers and staff are exceptional. We truly felt like the team at
SAMS nurtures and values the unique gifts each child brings to the
classroom. There is great emphasis on providing a supportive
environment for them to grow socially & emotionally and developing a
love of learning. We really enjoyed being a part of this wonderful
community at SAMS.

 – Franziska and Dennis Kogan



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