Springfield opened its doors in May of 1990 with an enrollment of five students and a teaching staff of four. The School was located in the former Burton Village in Walnut Creek where Nob Hill Foods now stands. In its second year the enrollment grew to 80 students and the staff grew to eight. In 1995, the School relocated to its second location during the development of Citrus Center. Today, Springfield Montessori School is located on a 4-acre site in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek. The picturesque and serene setting offers an ideal learning environment for the students. Some highlights of the campus are listed below:
4 acre site with mature trees
12,000 square foot building
15,000 square foot playground
Separate fenced toddler play area
3000 square feet of covered outdoor patios
Private driveway and entrance
2 shaded sandboxes
Grass picnic grounds
2 play structures
Large irrigated gardening area
Springfield provides a Montessori Curriculum for students between the ages of 2 and 6 and is a member of PACE, the Professional Association for Childhood Education. The members of this institution are required to maintain the highest standard of childcare and early childhood education.
Springfield Montessori School is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Academic instruction begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.