Welcome to UHM

University Heights Montessori [UHM] is a year around state-licensed Montessori preschool serving children from the ages of 2 to 6 years. UHM has been in existence since 1989 and we have a well-established and great reputation in the community for educating children in Menlo Park and the surrounding areas. We offer a Montessori program during our academic school year and during our Summer program. Our academic school year starts at the beginning of September and ends in early June. Our Summer program starts in the middle of June and ends in early August.


We invite you to take a tour of our website to learn more about our Montessori school, program and family at University Heights Montessori. We hope you enjoy your experience!



The UHM Staff

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are UHM school hours?

    Monday - Friday
    7:45 am  -  5:30 pm
  • What enrollment programs does UHM offer?

    Morning [AM] Program
    8:30 am  -  12:30 pm
    3/4 Day Program
    8:30 am  -  3:00 pm
    Full Day Program
    7:45 am  -  5:30 pm
    Afternoon [PM] Program
    12:30 pm  -  4:30 / 5:30 pm
    Please Note: UHM ONLY offers enrollment programs that are 5 days a week, unless you are enrolled in our Montessori Twos classroom where we offer a 5 days and 3 days a week option.
  • What age will UHM accept students?

    UHM accepts students who are between the ages of 2 - 6 years. UHM does offer a rolling admissions process. If your child turns 2 years of age after September 1st, we will consider enrollment during the academic school year if spaces are available.
  • Does UHM offer a Summer Program?

    Yes, UHM offers a weekly Summer Program [8 weeks] that traditionally starts near the end of June and finishes before the middle of August. Students must be between the ages of 2 - 6 years and do not have to be currently enrolled at UHM.
    Our Summer Program consists of a Montessori Two’s classroom [ages 2.0 - 2.11] and a Montessori preschool classroom [ages 3+]. The Summer program is taught by our current teaching staff and the hours of operation are from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm, five [5] days a week from Monday to Friday. During our Summer program, we offer the same programs/hours as we do during our academic school year. We do not offer a 3 day a week option during the Summer.
    Parents can choose to enroll their child for the full 8 weeks or they can choose specific weeks. Students are required to enroll for at least a minimum of two weeks. UHM will only accept students that are 2 years of age in our Summer Program if they are currently enrolled in our Montessori Two's Program starting in the Fall of that year.



Our PHILOSOPHY is to give children a "love for school" attitude by building their self-esteem through a program guided by a Montessori education

"Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school, but for life." - Maria Montessori


UHM provides a prepared and child oriented environment that allows students to develop cognitive learning through hands-on activities while giving them choices and the ability to execute them. Through interactions with activities in the Environment, students learn the ability to master basic skills, develop a true sense of the community and respect for each other.


Photo Gallery