1107 Dartmouth Street
Albany, CA 94706
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

About Us


Rising Sun Montessori School is an established preschool in the east bay community for the past fifteen years. We are a Montessori and play-based preschool serving children between the ages of two and 5 years old. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We also offer an after School Program for kindergarteners 1:30 to 5:30 pm.

At Rising Sun Montessori School, we have two wonderful classrooms that both offer the love and nurturing care that feels like home. All of our teachers at Rising Sun Montessori School hold a college degree or Early Childhood college credits and have years of experience teaching and guiding young children. Everyday with the love and compassion for what they do makes for a safe and secure feeling for all our families.

The Little “Cub House” “LOS OSITOS” provides nurturing, loving and quality care for six to eight children between the ages of two and three years old. Due to a much smaller, cozy and intimate group, Los Ositos teachers are able to give individualized care, guidance, and aide younger children in the toilet training process.

The Early Learning Center differs from a traditional Montessori program in that we allow the child’s natural play and innate curiosity to spark the love of learning. Our classrooms feature a purposeful arrangement of learning materials in a warm, non-competitive environment. Hands-on activities help to create self-directed independence, as your child repeats an exercise, concentration develops and they gain confidence and a love of learning. The individualized freedom of self- expression allows each child to progress to his or her maximum potential at their own developmental rate.

In the event your child is a cub of “Los Ositos Cub House” and is ready to join the Early Learning Center, there is a smooth and organic transition. Cubs and parents have the opportunity to visit the early learning center from time to time before a full transition, thus, parent and child already have trusting relationships with the teachers resulting in a continuation of care.


In every child's development there is a window of time in which a child is the most receptive to learning a second language. Young children are especially sensitive to acquiring new languages as they are building upon their phonemic awareness, making them keenly receptive to recognizing sounds and producing words through Spanish pronunciation.

Rising Sun Montessori School is founded on the aspiration to provide children with the opportunity and accessibility to learn a second language. Our teachers begin to introduce the Spanish language through basic Spanish words like colors, days of the week, and months of the year; counting numbers, playing games and singing songs. We find this is a fun and constructive way to introduce the Spanish language to our early learners actively engaging in basic fluency of Spanish. This fundamental knowledge will prepare your child for their future within our diverse and multicultural world, where bilingual skills are highly desirable.


Rising Sun Montessori School is committed to creating a warm, enriching and nurturing early-childhood learning environment where our children can mature socially, emotionally, and cognitively.

We promote an organic approach that encourages children's learning through hands-on experiences and opportunities for multi-sensory exploration and discovery.

In support of our vision, our goal is to empower children to take intellectual risks while they explore the wonderfull world of child play with making friends.


At Rising Sun Montessori Preschool, we take your child's care and education to heart. We think that early childhood practices should be an amazing time of fun, adventure, playful exploration and self-discovery. That is why our preschool program integrates academic and play-based developmentally appropriate practices that are designed to engage the child and invite active participation in the learning process. We truly believe that fostering this love for learning early on is key to your child's success and will help “light the way for the rest of his or her life”.

We provide a loving, nurturing, and comfortable learning environment that feels secure and safe. Teacher-directed educational lessons and child-centered, play-based activities bring a balanced structure to our thoughtfully prepared, Montessori-inspired classroom. We have found that this collaboration of teaching methods help the child feel both comfortable and confident in exploring the world around them. A big part of that world involves the social interaction with other children. Social interactions help your child develop the important and necessary emotional skills in developing a sense of self awareness. The ability to express themselves in a positive and constructive way with fellow classmates and teachers, leads to independence, positive self-esteem, and confidence. At Rising Sun Montessori Preschool, illuminating the child's inner self is always our highest goal.