Mariposa Montessori


The word mariposa, which means “butterfly” in Spanish, aptly captures the creative and independent spirit of the children’s educational experience.  A butterfly symbolizes a new beginning and awakening to novel and exciting experiences; also, the wings of a butterfly signify independence and freedom.  Mariposa Montessori prides itself in helping develop and encourage the independent spirit of children - allowing them to soar to uncharted heights.

Guided by the Montessori philosophy, our mission is to facilitate and nurture the natural development of the whole child. Our Montessori certified teachers expertly guide students to build strong academic, social, artistic and physical life skills, while embracing the core principles of self-respect, respect for others and respect for the environment.

A blend of dedicated teaching, administrative leadership, and notable parent involvement creates a remarkable community at Mariposa Montessori, fostering positive and interdependent relationships among the children, their families, their peers and the world around them.

Our beautiful campus is defined by prepared indoor and outdoor learning spaces that enable students to experience a diverse range of curriculum. Through a true dedication to high quality Montessori instruction, fostering an innovative learning community and serving our greater community of Los Gatos and the Silicon Valley, Mariposa Montessori will continue to serve as a model non-profit and exemplary preschool.