About Us

The Montessori School at Five Canyons was founded in 2002 by Meher Van Groenou and provides quality care and education for toddlers and preschoolers. Parents appreciate the Montessori Method and style of education and place their trust in the school. The Montessori School at Five Canyons prides itself in providing quality service to students in immediate surrounding towns like Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, as well as tri-valley area as far as Livermore and Walnut Creek.

School programs include educational activities for Toddlers (18 Months to 2 Years), Preschoolers and Kindergarteners. Along with a strong curriculum, each program includes parent-teacher conferences, school functions, field trips and extra curricular activities. Many social events bring students, families and teachers together to support the community at school.

The Montessori School at Five Canyons does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, national origin, or handicap.


We observe each child with intuitive attention and guide them to reach their full potential. Our goal is to spark a lifelong love of learning and help them grow into responsible citizens who are intellectually adventurous and generous of heart and spirit.


Our mission is to empower every child in our care to develop all his/her potentials through Montessori education.


Our school is in one physical building with five large classrooms, a kitchen, two administrative offices, a staff room and a library. The school is within a fenced one-acre lot that includes a large playground with structures for large motor activities, a garden and green lawns. It is conveniently located in the fabulous new Five Canyons Community off of Five Canyons Parkway.


We encourage parents to visit our school and observe a classroom to experience first hand the Montessori methodology and principles at work. Please Schedule a Tour to visit our facility or call 510-581-3729.