Daily Schedule

We open at 7:00 am with a spacious playroom that offers children an opportunity for open-ended activities such as thematic and dramatic play. At 8:30 am, weather permitting, the children are invited to go outside and enjoy a beautiful play area.

From 9:00 am to 3:00 pm the children have their core Montessori classroom time (which includes snack times, bathroom times, nap time, lunch time and recess / play outside). From 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm the children transition into enriched after school programs.


After School

Our before school and after school programs follow the same principles as the Montessori classroom: respect for each other, respect for one’s self, and respect for the environment.


The after school program offers age-appropriate activities for all children. After school care is an opportunity for open-ended activities such as thematic and dramatic play, and more time to enjoy the outdoors. The program also offers specialized enrichment classes including Spanish, Music, Art, Soccer, Dance and Fitness. All of these classes are available to each of our students and is included in the tuition. The after school program starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Healthy snacks are also provided.


On-Site Field Trips

Instead of children going to the zoo, Big City Montessori School brings the zoo to the school. We have on-site field trips from January through November, which are wonderful learning, enriching, as well as fun experiences for the children.

The following are examples of some of our visitors:

  • The Lizard Lady

  • Insect Discovery Lab

  • SF ZooMobile

  • Sean Powers Shadow Puppets

  • Tim from the San Francisco Beekeeper’s Association

  • Storyteller, Muriel Johnson