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Casa Montessori

Private Montessori  Preschool and Elementary
in Northridge, CA

Programs & Curriculum

Primary Program

A Montessori classroom is divided by low, open shelves into severa

Elementary Program

Throughout the school year, a wide assortment of extracurricular classes and activities

Enrichment Programs

The world of computing is opening up so many wonderful opportunities for growth

About us

Our History

Casa Montessori, Inc., a California corporation, was founded in 1971, by Mrs. Sakura Long with the intent of building an excellent educational institution applying the American Montessori approach to learning.

Prior to founding Casa Montessori, Mrs. Long had served as Principal of Montessori Schools, Inc. – the very first Montessori school on the West Coast! When Montessori Schools, Inc. dissolved, Mrs. Long was determined to find a home for the 150+ students that had been attending Montessori Schools, Inc. She was able to get a loan to build a school on Lassen Street in Northridge – our current school location. With a 14% interest rate on the loan, the early years were a financial struggle but her dedication to her students, and her conviction in the superiority and success of Montessori teaching methods fed her passion to not just survive but, thrive.

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Teachers & Staff Members

Sakura Long


-Toyo Eiwa College, Tokyo, Japan-Bachelor of Arts – Childhood Education, Birth to Six Years (GRADUATED WITH HIGHEST DISTINCTION)

Dr. Monina Santos


Montessori Certification, AIM, California USA Teacher Education, Ohio, USA

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17633 Lassen street
Northridge, CA 91325

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