Azusa Montessori

Azusa Montessori Academy

325 S. Azusa Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: (626) 815-1762
Fax: (626) 815-1763

Azusa Montessori Academy opened its doors for operation in July 2006. Since then we have offered high quality preschool program to many hundreds of families in the City of Azusa. Parents love the program and continue to offer their support daily in many ways to display their appreciation for the teachers. In doing this they also add richness to the classroom and provide a solid foundation to develop a culture around education and learning for their young children.

Many families have come back to the school to thank the director and teachers for the wonderful job they had done in preparing their young children for the challenges ahead and instilling in them the love of learning and life-long confidence which is attained through the early achievement of repeated successes in performing basic to more challenging activities, thus gaining the skills necessary for life success.

Parents volunteer their time both independently and through the school’s parent advisory committee (PAC) throughout the year. Their appreciation of the program is especially shown through their help and many efforts during school events.

Please read the section below under “parent testimonials” to read the comments left by families of children we have served.

The Staff

Azusa Montessori Academy’s team consists of passionate and caring educators. Teachers are dedicated to providing a fun and safe Montessori educational environment for all children. Our teachers possess a degree in Early Childhood/Child Development, or hold a minimum of Teacher’s Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Meet the Site Director – Viktoriya Mincheva

Viktoriya Mincheva is an inspired artist, author, educator, and former founder of Green Activities LLC. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she shifted careers into Art & Education. She has worked with young children, over seven years, in institutions including the Zimmer Children’s Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

She is the author and illustrator of two children’s books The Flower Hut and Journey to Button Land. Her latest project is publishing a creative guide for parents and educators called Inspiring Creativity in Children’s Everyday Explorations Part I & II. Viktoriya has earned a B.A. in Child Development and an M.A. in Art Education. Her passion is to inspire creative thinking, connection to nature, awareness about sustainability, and healthy nutrition. In addition to her education, Viktoriya has earned kids yoga training certification, completed Mindful Awareness courses from UCLA and holds Site Supervisor Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Preschool Programs

We offer both full-day and part-day Montessori preschool services for both private fee-based and State Preschool (income-qualifying) families. The latter is funded by the California Department of Education and the half-day program services are FREE for ALL qualifying families. STARTING JULY, 2014 THERE IS NO LONGER A FEE FOR THE HALF-DAY STATE PRECHOOL PROGRAM. We also offer Transitional Kindergarten. Call for details. Please refer to our fee schedule for families that do “not” qualify for our subsidized programs.

The full-day program is from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We offer two part-day programs. The A.M. program is from 7:45 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.., and the afternoon program is from 12:15 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. The Montessori Only program is from 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please visit the school and pick up a daily schedule of activities and program times from our office.

A healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks are served daily.

Summer Camp

This year’s program dates: July 1 – August 15th

Important News & Events

  • Veteran’s Day – Nov 10th, School in Session.
  • Thanksgiving Break – Nov 27-28.
  • Parent Surveys – Nov 3rd -7th.
  • Holiday Variety Program Dec. 17th , 6:30 p.m. All parents/families & public.
  • Holiday Party – Dec 23rd.
  • Dec 24th – School in session, Half Day only
  • Winter Break – Dec 25-26.
  • Holiday – Jan 1-2.
  • School in Session – Jan 5th
  • Martin Luther King Day – Jan 19th, school in session.
  • Open House – Jan 24th, Saturday, 09:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. All parents/families & open to public.

Resource & Referral Services

We offer a list of referral services to families who are interested in utilizing the benefits of community services at low cost or no cost. We urge families to make an appointment with the Site Supervisor to get more information as needed.

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