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Our Mission

Our role is to nurture and preserve your child's natural curiosity and develop an openness to the unlimited possibilities of life, using the Montessori philosophy. We encourage children to develop academic, physical, social and life skills in an environment of mutual respect.


Creative Beginnings Montessori Center was founded in 2001 as a preschool for ages two through five years old. The first school campus, located on Vista Chino in Palm Springs, housed the school until August 2011. The school is currently located on the campus of Temple Isaiah in downtown Palm Springs. The Preschool campus is directly adjacent to the Elementary campus, but each facility has its own playground area. The Elementary campus features computer and science labs, in addition to the classrooms for the children.

The school is expanding to include the Elementary School, with the first year of classes to begin in September 2012. Students will learn in a mixed class setting at their own pace.

Our Teachers

Creative Beginnings teachers are carefully screened and certified in the Montessori Method of Teaching. We believe strongly in the Montessori method, and strive to ensure that each of our teachers approaches the students with the care, concern and respect that the Montessori Method proscribes.

Small class size is an important component of the Montessori method. As such, class sizes in the preschool have a teacher to student ratio of 1 to 12, and elementary school of 1 to 20. Additional teacher assistants provide support throughout the day.

Basic School Information

Dress Code: School T-shirt, Tan/beige shorts, pants, skirt or skort, White socks and closed-toe shoes (No lights please).

Snacks & Lunch: Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided by the school. Each student must provide their own lunch. Pizza is available each Friday for a nominal charge to be paid by the first Thursday of each month.

Calendar:  The school calendar will coincide with the Palm Springs Unified School District’s calendar, with the first day of school occurring on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

After School Care: After school care will be provided at no additional charge in the afternoon. This includes supervision, homework help and a snack. An additional charge will apply for those students not picked up by 5:30 p.m. for elementary school and 6:00 p.m. for preschool.

School Handbooks: A complete school handbook will be distributed at the beginning of the school year during the Back to School Night.